Tacoma, Washington - Polyurethane foam producer General Plastics Manufacturing Co. of Tacoma, Washington has won the Washington Trade Council's prestigious Globe Award for 2009. General Plastics president Floyd accepted the award on behalf of the company and its employees and owners, from KeyBank at the 16th Annual World Trade Center Tacoma Awards Dinner, 21 May 2009.
General Plastics is a specialist in engineered high-density rigid and flexible polyurethane foam, with revenue evenly split between the sale of materials of construction, and sales of parts fabricated from its proprietary products and other materials. The company says much of its business is with "high-performance, high technology industries with demanding quality standards."
WTC's Globe Award goes every year to companies who have expanded Washington's international trade, made contributions in jobs and revenue, and heightened awareness of the importance of international trade to the local economy, said a statement from General Plastics.
The company says it employs over 140 skilled professionals, and ships its products as far afield as China, South Africa, France, the UK, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, and Israel. General Plastics recently took on a new distribution partner in Europe to expand its presence there, the company commented.
The company has been in the plastics industry for over 67 years, and specialises in rigid and flexible polyurethane foams using what it claims is "superior, proprietary Last-A-Foam technology."
In 1981, General Plastics built and moved into its current 100 000-sq.ft (9290 sq.m) facility, and in 1985 completed a 35 000-sq.ft addition. Its broad manufacturing capability includes CNC-machining centres, moulding operations, and an extensive quality assurance inspection and chemical laboratory facility.
As well as a comprehensive AS 9100/ ISO 9000 quality assurance programme, General Plastics says it also holds "unique quality system approvals," from the US Department of Defense and the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission for its part in special manufacturing programmes.