The Riordan Manufacturing Company started as a little plastics business that specialized in research and development. The company has since grown into an international manufacturing giant. The kind of growth that Riordan has experienced in the short time they have been in business has created a need for operational expansion to various North American and Chinese sites. Riordan’s considerable customer base varies in size and includes automotive and aircraft parts producers, household appliance makers, drink bottlers, and even the Department of Defense. Growth of this speed through site acquisitions, high-yield sales plans, and a quality product, allowed Riordan the ability to increase their market share and keep their customers happy by maintaining a good price point. The growth has also opened the business up to a wide array of challenges concerning information systems, which will have to be dealt with as the company moves forward.