PPE President, Tom Walker Named to Board of Wire & Cable Manufacturers’ Alliance, Inc. (WCMA)

Tom Walker was elected to the Board of WCMA for 2020, at its annual meeting held on December 5, 2019 at the Bond Ballroom in Hartford, CT. This is a prestigious appointment, recognizing Tom’s many years of experience in the wire and cable industry. The appointment was made by existing board members--most who are significant [...]

By |2019-12-30T14:30:35+00:00December 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

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

WCMA Announces Distinguished Career Award to PPE’s Tom Walker

Tom Walker, President of PPE, has been selected as one of the honored recipients of the 2017 Distinguished Career Award, by the Wire & Cable Manufacturers Alliance, Inc.  His selection was announced this past December at the W&C Alliance’s Annual Meeting and Holiday Luncheon. The award, nominated and selected by Tom’s peers in the wire [...]

By |2020-08-03T17:48:10+00:00March 9th, 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

Increased Demand for Custom Molds

Demand for Pittsfield Plastics' custom molding services, particularly for its large press capabilities (500 ton and 700 ton), is growing. President/CEO Tom Walker said improvements in the residential and commercial building markets (for products such as electrical and communications wire and cable) and for the medical device market (custom plastic parts) account for some of [...]

By |2013-05-16T10:01:51+00:00May 16th, 2013|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