PETOSKEY PLASTICS, INC. TO EXPAND MORRISTOWN OPERATIONS

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Manufacturer to invest $29.6 million, create approximately 70 jobs NASHVILLE – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Petoskey Plastics, Inc. officials announced today that the company will invest $29.6 million to expand its operations in Hamblen County. Petoskey Plastics plans to create approximately 70 jobs in Morristown over the next five years. “I’d like to …

Re|focus at NPE 2018

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With so much recent emphasis being put on plastic pollution in our environment, NPE 2018’s Re|focus Zone and Sustainability and Recycling Summit at this year’s event could not have come at a better time. Since the last NPE show three years ago, so many exciting improvements and innovations in recycling and sustainable plastics technology have been made. This an opportunity …

The Positives of Plastic

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In recent years, the plastic industry has gotten a bad reputation, particularly because of the amount of plastic waste being sent to landfills every year. A great quote from the American Chemistry Council says, “Just like you, plastics makers want to protect the environment for future generations. We’re working to ensure that plastics materials are responsibly used and then recycled-or …

Petoskey Plastics to invest $20 million in expansion

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The Morristown City Council cleared one of the final hurdles in a $20 million expansion for Petoskey Plastics that will provide 50 new jobs and result in an additional 32,000 square feet for their facility in the Morristown Airport Industrial District. The council on Tuesday unanimously approved an agreement with Petoskey to access a Tennessee Department of Economic and Community …

Petoskey Plastics named Plastics News® 2017 Processor of the Year

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– Bill Bregar, Plastics News Naples, FL:  Petoskey Plastics was named the 2017 Processor of the Year by Plastics News at the newspaper’s Executive Forum conference held in Naples, FL on March 7, 2018.  “We are thrilled to invite them to join the pantheon of outstanding companies that have won our Processor of the Year,” remarked Brennan Lafferty, Vice President …

Petoskey Plastics STRIVEs to Educate Students

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Educating and encouraging the success of local youth is a cause close to the hearts of many Petoskey Plastics associates. Last Tuesday, January 9th, Petoskey Plastics played host to students and mentors from the STRIVE program. After enjoying some pizza and listening to a short educational presentation, plant associates led the guests on an insightful plant tour. Students were most interested …

Leaving the Station

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A Great Lakes Central freight train heads south out of Petoskey near Quick Road, Tuesday afternoon. The train periodically stops at the rail yard on the south side of Petoskey near Curtis Field, delivering railroad cars of raw material for Petoskey Plastics and other area businesses. G. Randall Goss/News-Review  

Petoskey Plastics named finalist for Plastics News® Processor of the Year 2017

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This award honors companies with superior achievement among plastics processors. Petoskey, MI:  Petoskey Plastics was named one of four finalists for the Plastics News Processor of the Year Award for 2017, which is sponsored by the Plastics Industry Association.  Plastics News announced the finalists in their January 8th edition.  Petoskey Plastics was named a finalist in 2016 as well and …

Forensic Scientists Visit Petoskey Plastics

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Michigan State Police analysts gain insight on blown film plastic construction Nineteen forensic scientists from the Michigan State Police visited Petoskey Plastics plant on Wednesday, September 27th. The scientists are analysts for the Trace Evidence and Questioned Documents units. The Questioned Documents Unit examines writing, printing, ink, paper, impressions, and other documents. The Trace Evidence Unit analyzes many types of …

Manufacturing Day

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Education and the success of local youth is a focal point of some of our most exciting community outreach programs. This recent Manufacturing Day, October 6th, is one of special significance to Petoskey Plastics, as our Hartford City facility teamed up with the Jay-Blackford Manufacturing Council to host 100 juniors and seniors from two area high schools to tour our production …