After 45 years, Erie Plastics (Erie, Penn.) continues along its successful track as a growing and thriving manufacturer and innovator in custom injection molding. What started in August 1960 as a small family business manufacturing a railroad trestle for Marx Toy Company, has grown and expanded its product line to include many offerings for transport packaging and material handling.
Today, Erie Plastics has facilities in Massachusetts and Hungary, and has located its main operations in a 465,000-square-foot state-of-the-art building in Corry (Penn.) for the past four years. Erie Plastics now produces 10 billion parts annually, and this year’s annual sales are expected to reach $100 million. P.C. Roche, chairman, has guided the company through much of the changes and growth that have occurred during the past 20-plus years as the.
“When my father co-founded this business, he never would have imagined that it would become a global company,” says Roche. “Our expansion into Eastern Europe in 2000 was a natural response to a customer’s request for local sourcing. Since then, it has given us a base to develop new business with other European clients."
Erie Plastics is still a privately-owned, family-run business. Roche’s focus has shifted the company’s production to the high-volume packaging industry. It specializes in the design, development and custom injection molding of rigid plastic packaging components for the household chemical, personal care, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, and consumer markets.
Source: Erie Plastics