Custom Fabricator of Industrial Laminate Composites, Timco Technical Thermoplastics, Thermal Insulation Panels, and Electrical Insulating Papers & Films

Originally formed in the 1890’s as The Western Slate Company, WS Hampshire, Inc. occupies a 135,000 square foot facility in Hampshire, Illinois and is a custom fabricator of non-metallic materials with capabilities including CNC machining, punching, stamping, rotary die, vacuum forming, and assembly. We produce high quality, innovative, OEM quality fabricated components as well as small volume, make-to-order parts within a job shop environment, supported by customized supply chain programs.  Our fabricated components are supplied to the Capital Equipment OEM, Electrical, Heavy Equipment/Vehicle, Primary Metals, Pulp & Paper, and MRO marketplaces.

Our recognizable brands of RYERTEX Composite Laminates and TIMCO Technical Plastics are the best in the industry, and when combined with our technical expertise and thorough application engineering, result in the right product the first time.  Much of what we do is in replacing traditionally used materials with ones that are better suited for their environment, leading to reductions in downtime and operating expenses.  

With the acquisitions of Hampshire Specialty Products (1998), Ryerson Plastics (2006), and Timco (2017) we have a global reach on raw materials and our capabilities mean there is no limit to the shapes, sizes, quantities, and materials that WS Hampshire can produce. 

We strive to serve you, our customers and realize that we can be valued only as we make ourselves valuable.

Western Slate
Arboron, Lab Tops, Rigid Material Fabrication

Hampshire Specialty Products
Flexible & Thin Gauge Insulation, Stamping & Molding

Ryerson Plastics
RYERTEX Phenolics machined for (steel) mills & OEM Markets

Timco, Inc
Nylon & Thermoplastics machined components for industrial equipment


Dan has worked in the private manufacturing section since graduating from college. He earned his C.P.A. in 1994.

Dan was hired as Controller of WS Hampshire in November of 1996. He has been involved in the acquisitions of two companies during his employment.

His main responsibilities include Finance and Cost Accounting, but is also in charge of Human Resources and Database Management at WS Hampshire.

National Sales Mgr.

With over 25 years of experience in nonmetallic manufacturing, Brian provides expertise in plastics, rubber molding,

and gasketing to our customer base from companies including Norplex Micarta, Chicago Rawhide (SKF), and Union Carbide.

In addition, Brian has extensive sales experience working with manufacturing companies in the Information Technology (IT) space, focused on engineering, production, and process improvement from companies including Oracle and Dassault Systemes.

Brian joined WS Hamsphire in 2015 and is responsible for all sales, marketing and customer service functions.