Who We Are

Kendrick Plastics, headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is a leading supplier of decorative interior trim components and assemblies to the automotive industry. We are a customer-centric high integrity team. We design, engineer, and manufacture world-class products by uniquely blending innovation with discipline. Kendrick strives to continually be the first choice for decorative interior trim components and assemblies.


We are a passionate seasoned team of design, engineering, and manufacturing experts. Beyond our technical profiles, you’ll find a group of hard-working professionals that know great success is achieved when teams are rooted in trust and collaboration. We believe when team members are encouraged to be authentic, they offer their best ideas. It’s this combination of industry experience and our continuous drive for innovation that defines the Kendrick team.


300,000 sq ft. Engineering & Manufacturing Facility


50+ presses serving fully automated paint lines and assembly stations


100% Certified
IATF/TS 16949


Our customers’ expectations are met when our team members are given the proper tools and resources to be successful. Kendrick attracts talent who are intrinsically motivated and desire to continuously develop. Our leaders’ commitment and approach create a work environment that encourages team members to reach their full potential.


Kendrick is a 100% American owned and operated company headquartered in the West Michigan region of the United States. Our ownership and our team members live and work in the local and surrounding region and consider sustainability a top priority. We measure sustainability through the impact our business has on the health and safety of our team members and their families as well as the contributions to the communities in which we operate.


Interested In Working With Kendrick?

Kendrick Plastics is a growing company focused on world class design and manufacturing. We are always looking for like-minded customers, vendors and partners who share our vision for enhanced vehicle interiors.

Steve Schafer

President & CEO

Steve Schafer, President & CEO of Kendrick Plastics, is an accomplished and respected leader in the automotive supplier sector.  He has 30+ years of direct industry experience including 20 years in executive management positions at fast paced, demanding and high growth automotive suppliers.  This includes various roles involving automotive interior and exterior trim products.   His track record of driving significant growth, both organic and through acquisition, while continuing to deliver on the company’s performance makes him well suited to lead Kendrick Plastics future.  Steve fosters a personal and organizational culture based on integrity, passion for excellence and a total commitment to the success of the company for the benefit of its customers, stake holders and employees.  He has a unique ability to connect with employees at all levels of the company from production floor to leadership team due to his breadth and depth of career experiences.   Steve earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and furthered his education with a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems from Lawrence Technological University.