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Plastic Products Company, Inc., was named this year’s Industry of the Year during the 2011 Marion County Industry Appreciation Banquet Friday, Nov. 4. Plastic Products is also celebrating its 25th anniversary in Lebanon. The company was the first industry to locate in the Metts Drive Industrial Park and was brought to Lebanon by Gov. Martha Lane Collins in 1986.
Plastic Products has added more than 30 new employees to their workforce in 2011. They now employ more than 100 at the Lebanon facility.
The plastic injection molding company provides a full-range of value added services including pad printing, hot stamping, ultrasonic welding and even consumer packaging and distribution. They have an advanced engineering group that assists their customers with material selection, computer analysis, design optimization and prototyping.
Plastic Products has also obtained ISO qualifications, which allows it to expand into the automotive industry. With these standards in place, the company hopes to increase their business with Lebanon’s strong automotive supplier base.
Supporting Industry of the Year
Central Kentucky Tool and Engineering was named the Supporting Industry of the Year. It was established in 1970, and has built a record of excellence in service for the manufacturing community. Its services include machining, fabricating and tool building with precision CNC machining centers, CNC turning centers, CNC wire EDM, Ram EDM and a quality control department with auto cad and a CMM measuring machine. The company welds all types of material including aluminum and stainless steel and construct anything from racks and carts to highly sophisticated special machines. Central Kentucky Tool is very proud of its employees who have a wide variety of skills in math, blueprint reading, mechanical aptitude and application of thought process. The company currently employs 45 people and is managed by Bill and Terry Mattingly.
The company provides support services to virtually all local manufacturing businesses, as well as industries throughout Kentucky and several surrounding states.