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Universal Plastics Completes Installation of HASS Vertical Milling Machine

Provides streamline tooling for more competitive thermoforming of clamshell packaging Holyoke, MA - Universal Plastics has completed purchase and installation of a new HASS VM3 CNC Vertical milling machine. The milling machine is equipped with a 40" X 26" bed, 25" of vertical travel, and a 24 tool change. "This machine combined with new CAD/CAM software allows us to direct machine tools for thin...

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Universal Plastics Group Purchases Blow Molder Premium Plastics Solutions

Premium Plastic Solutions of Latrobe, PA becomes the fourth member of the Universal Plastics Group. HOLYOKE, Mass. - January 31, 2018 - The Universal Plastics Group of Holyoke, Massachusetts is pleased to announce the successful completion of the purchase of Premium Plastic Solutions, a blow molding company based in Latrobe, PA, on December 15th, 2017. Premium Plastic Solutions (PPS) is the...

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Universal Plastics Certified as Minority Owned Business

(Holyoke, MA)- Universal Plastics Corporation, a Massachusetts based custom thermoforming manufacturer, announced today that it has received certification as a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE) by the Supplier Diversity Office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MBE certification is the most widely recognized certification for minority-owned businesses in the United States. Companies...

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Universal Plastics Certified as Minority Owned Business

(Holyoke, MA)- Universal Plastics Corporation, a Massachusetts based custom thermoforming manufacturer, announced today that it has received certification as a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE) by the Supplier Diversity Office of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The MBE certification is the most widely recognized certification for minority-owned businesses in the United States. Companies...

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Universal Plastics Sponsoring Plastics Education Program at Dean Technical on February 29th

SPE Plastivan™ Introduces Local High School Students to World of Plastics and Thermoforming Holyoke, MA – Students from Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, MA will learn all about plastics this month during a visit by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Plastivan™ Outreach Education Program. The program, sponsored by Universal Plastics and the Western New England Section of the...

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Universal Plastics Sponsoring Plastics Education Program at Dean Technical on February 29th

SPE Plastivan™ Introduces Local High School Students to World of Plastics and Thermoforming Holyoke, MA – Students from Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, MA will learn all about plastics this month during a visit by the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Plastivan™ Outreach Education Program. The program, sponsored by Universal Plastics and the Western New England Section of the...

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Universal Plastics Celebrates 50th Year Anniversary

Custom thermoformer grows from early plastics pioneer to industry leader. (Holyoke, MA)- Universal Plastics Corporation, a Holyoke, Ma based custom thermoforming manufacturer, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. The custom thermoformer was started in Chicopee, Massachusetts in November of 1965 by James R. Peters, a pioneer in the then fledgling field that forms extruded plastic sheets...

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Universal Plastics Celebrates 50th Year Anniversary

Custom thermoformer grows from early plastics pioneer to industry leader. (Holyoke, MA)- Universal Plastics Corporation, a Holyoke, Ma based custom thermoforming manufacturer, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. The custom thermoformer was started in Chicopee, Massachusetts in November of 1965 by James R. Peters, a pioneer in the then fledgling field that forms extruded plastic sheets...

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Joe Peters Named Recipient of SPE Thermoforming Division's 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award

Universal Plastics CEO honored for lifelong industry achievement and community involvement Holyoke, MA - Joe Peters, CEO of Universal Plastics and Mayfield Plastics, was honored as the recipient of The SPE Thermoforming Division’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The award is presented to individuals who have dedicated their time and money to contribute to the industry through the development of...

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Joe Peters Named Recipient of SPE Thermoforming Division's 2015 Outstanding Achievement Award

Universal Plastics CEO honored for lifelong industry achievement and community involvement Holyoke, MA - Joe Peters, CEO of Universal Plastics and Mayfield Plastics, was honored as the recipient of The SPE Thermoforming Division’s Outstanding Achievement Award. The award is presented to individuals who have dedicated their time and money to contribute to the industry through the development of...

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Jay Kumar Speaks at "The Plastics Financial Summit" in Chicago

Owner of Universal and Mayfield Plastics Discusses Importance of Financing in Managing Company Growth Holyoke, MA. -  Jay Kumar, owner of thermoforming companies Mayfield Plastics and Universal Plastics, was recently a featured speaker at The Plastics Financial Summit organized by Plastics News in Chicago in June. The Plastics Financial Summit is one of the industry’s signature events on...

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