Jet Plastica, Industries, Inc.

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  • Size: 501-1,000 employees
  • Overview: About Jet Plastica: Since 1947, Jet Plastica has manufactured plastic disposable products for all types of organizations that provide food and beverage service. Our products are made from high-grade polypropylene and polystyrene materials and come in a wide variety of sizes to fit every need – from economical to high-end. As one of the largest manufacturers of these products in the United States, we are continually improving our manufacturing and service processes to deliver quality, cost-competitive products. Jet Plastica operates two manufacturing facilities in Hatfield, Pennsylvania and Fowler, California, where many of our 500 employees work. A new executive team, brought into the company in Fall 2008, has been investing in lean production processes, improved customer service and delivery capabilities, and energy-efficient plant and office facilities that will allow the company to remain a leader for many years to come. Jet Plastica is privately owned and a portfolio company of MCG Capital Corporation. Company History: Jet Plastica started as separate companies. Plastica was founded in North Wales, PA in 1947 and manufactured plastic spoons, forks, and knives. It was incorporated in 1954 as Plastica Company, Inc. Requiring more manufacturing capacity, the company moved to neighboring Hatfield, PA in 1982 at its present location. Jet Container Corporation began in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1962, as a manufacturer of plastic cups. In 1970, Jet was purchased by W. R. Grace Corp., who sold to it to Mobil Chemical Company in early 1974. The owners of Plastica bought Jet Container from Mobil Chemical in 1982 and a straw manufacturing facility from Union Carbide in 1985 to form the present day company – Jet Plastica.

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