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.
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 [...]
The article discusses Pittsfield’s history in the plastics industry and mentions Pittsfield Plastics as one of the industry’s current, local leaders. Additionally, the piece covers several high-tech, niche plastics companies (The Berkshire Plastics Network estimates there are about 40 within Berkshire County) that have expanded in the last few years.