In Memoriam: Sam Parris

  William Lee (Sam) Parris, PPE's Southern Regional Sales Manager, passed away on August 9, 2019 following a four month battle with leukemia. Sam, a native of Gaffney, SC began his career in 1998 with PPE, following extensive experience in the plastics industry with leading competitors. Sam was well versed in technical aspects of bobbins, [...]

By |2020-08-03T17:48:10+00:00August 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

PPE has recently added 2 new machines

PPE has recently added 2 new machines to its already impressive injection molding machine lineup. Both of the new machines are manufactured by Milacron. One of the machines is an MPs600 with a 140  oz. shot size, and the other is an MPs500 with a 105 oz. shot size. The new machines will [...]

By |2017-07-17T16:44:20+00:00July 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Rapid Prototyping Plastic Parts

Plastic Rapid Prototyping Rapid prototyping has come a long way from its inception in the 1980s. Once limited to scale models and prototype parts, this technology is now utilized to manufacture production quality components and by artists for complex shapes. The process involves slicing an intricate three dimensional CAD model STL file into thin virtual [...]

By |2020-08-03T17:48:10+00:00October 3rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

Switching from metal to plastic. It’s really not if, but when

Since the 1930s, savvy manufacturers and designers have been driving a technical explosion in plastics, and today there are over 30 product families and literally thousands of individual grades, from the familiar to the exotic. Much of this growth has come with the large-scale switch from metal to plastics, and with good reason. Almost unlimited [...]

By |2020-08-03T17:48:10+00:00September 3rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

News from the Ground Floor

Pittsfield Plastics underwent a major plant upgrade recently. A shiny new floor, which involved grinding the old floor down until they got to the base level, then adding a glossy new protective coating, contributed to a cleaner, more efficient and even safer plant. The walls also got a new coat of paint.

By |2020-08-03T17:48:10+00:00May 1st, 2013|News|0 Comments

Pittsfield Plastics at Interwire 2013

Visit us in Atlanta for Interwire 2013. You can find us at booth 664 from Tuesday, April 23rd through Thursday, April 25th. Learn about our latest plastic spools and reels or any custom plastic parts needs. We look forward to seeing you.

By |2013-04-09T13:22:52+00:00April 9th, 2013|News|0 Comments

An Addition and An Upgrade

Pittsfield Plastics added a robot to pick "runners" out of the production line on a 300-ton injection molding press. The robot picks parts out of the line, supporting manufacturing employees as they meet customer demand and ship product out on time every time. The company eventually plans to add larger robots that will pull parts [...]

By |2020-08-03T17:48:10+00:00March 19th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Cover Story

A Plastics Technology editor recently visited the company’s headquarters to learn more about us. Now, we are grateful to be on the cover of Plastics Technology magazine. The article discusses our history and foray into extrusion. There are also quite a few great photos.

By |2012-12-06T08:52:57+00:00December 6th, 2012|News|0 Comments