LIVINGSTON, NJ – July 20, 2016 – Inteplast Group, North America’s largest integrated plastics manufacturer, has made its mark with 25 years of innovation in the plastics industry across many markets.
Over the past 25 years, the company headquartered in Livingston along with its flagship plant site in Lolita, Texas, has weathered through a lot, including four recessions since the early 1990s. Since then, however, Inteplast has also become a substantial force in markets that span building, foodservice, medical, and more.
Group President Dr. John Young notes that he never imagined the company’s present-day scope and thus now understands the endless possibilities for the $2.7 billion company. His leadership style is a unique one that fosters unity across plants and the diverse demographic across the company’s locations and affiliates. “We have so many good people on board, some of whom pioneered Inteplast and others who joined us along the way. Everything that we’ve accomplished together, none of it came easy. However, we persevered, and we stayed unified as a team, and we valued each other every day for who we are. Not one day goes by that I do not feel totally appreciative of all the people that comprise this great family. What a beautiful cultural and ethnic diversity of talents we have.”
Presently, Inteplast Group’s three divisions, AmTopp; IBS (Integrated Bagging Systems); World-Pak; produce every practical plastics product one could imagine – sandwich bags moms fill with snacks for finicky students to sharps containers seen in hospitals. There’s decking, PVC construction applications, and stretch film that is used for furniture, deli, and pallet packaging. And there are bags—not just trash bags used at home and public outlets everywhere but bags that wrap up produce and carry outs seen in practically every supermarket and deli store. Don’t forget flexible packaging for items like energy bars and cookies as well as waterproof lining for carpets and building foundational materials. Chances are, products manufactured by Inteplast Group can be found in a home, institution, or even the most of unexpected of places near us all.
While progress is evident – the company is ranked No. 2 in Plastics News Film and Sheet Category for 2015 and No. 1 in sales growth – it is based on two simple premises: continuous improvement and informatics. The acquisition of 22 companies over the last nine years, its latest one being MTI Polyexe, located in Brentwood, New Hampshire, has not changed these tenets.
More than 7,000 employees across North America and Asia continue to receive celebratory gifts to commemorate this milestone, including special collectors’ silver coins and Inteplast T-shirts in the company’s classic blue. In the meantime, plant managers make headway with record-breaking production and gains in safety records. And all colleagues – from sales to customer service – always reflect on how they can uphold the company’s core values which include transparency, reliability, and modesty.
About Inteplast Group
Established in 1991, Inteplast Group is a leading integrated plastics manufacturer founded on the ideal of American manufacturing. Our products support diverse markets including healthcare, foodservice, packaging, building products, grocery, retail, sanitation, industrial, and graphic arts industries. Visit https://www.inteplast.com for more information.