About Extol, Inc.
To honor and glorify God in as many unique ways as possible as we build an organization that competes in the marketplace with excellence and a partnership that is ours in Christ Jesus.
The people of Extol are committed to care for each other, trust each other, and work hard together to create great outcomes for our customers, each other, and communities locally, nationally, and internationally through significant impact.
Extol is an engineering and innovation company that improves the way plastic products are made. We work with our customers to develop a robust product and process solution through prototyping and testing. We also provide production equipment to meet their unique needs and then support that equipment globally.
From humble beginnings in 1985, Extol has become a recognized supplier of high quality, standard and custom plastics-joining equipment. Approximately 80 employees work in our 53,400-square-foot facility located in Zeeland, Michigan. Our capabilities range from basic fixturing and stand alone inspection stations to designing, manufacturing, and integrating complex automation systems.
What is it? Significant IMPACT describes Extol’s efforts beyond the scope of business. We’re humbled and blessed that we can use our resources, a portion of our profits, and the willing energy of our people to help those in need. Employees are encouraged to take a paid week off from work and use their time and talents to contribute to the needs of others. Below are just a few of our stories.
Extol has sponsored two teams of employees with companions to travel to the impoverished communities of Cancun, Mexico over the past couple years. The teams came alongside Back2Back Ministries, which ministers to orphans, widows, and vulnerable children in various cities throughout the world. Back2Back strives to break the cycle these kids and families are in by tending to their spiritual, physical, educational, emotional, and social needs. “We helped with construction projects and learned and laughed with the local children. I really enjoyed working alongside my fellow Extol employees in a completely different way than what we do on a normal basis. It was truly a blessing to be on the trip,” reflects Jason Dornbos.
Read An outpouring of God’s love to learn more about the most recent trip.
Bill Cooper, Quality Engineer at Extol, and his wife, Sandy, have been involved with World Orphans for several years. “We’ve been greatly impacted by their ministry and the needs of orphans around the world,” comments Bill. “As part of a nation that has been truly blessed, we often lose perspective of the needs that exist around the world. World Orphans is an organization that brings to mind those needs, and it provides an avenue to significantly impact the lives of orphans.”
James 1:27 – Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.
Habitat for Humanity
Tim Weidner, an Inside Sales Representative at Extol, recently updated an old house with Habitat for Humanity. This ministry focuses on building healthy, affordable homes for families. Tim and his crew completed the interior, rough, frame-work for a family from Burma. According to their website, “Habitat for Humanity is more than building homes. We build communities, we build hope, and we build the opportunity for families to help themselves.”
Water Missions International
In collaboration with Water Missions International, Extol helped develop a mobile water treatment center that can be used in the event of a natural disaster. The water treatment center was built into a rugged shipping container for transport via land, air, or sea. It also can be converted into a beefy trailer system that can be positioned to a site by a tow vehicle…or even animal drawn. The long-term vision is to provide mobile units around the world staged for rapid response to urgent water needs.