Universal Plastics Hosting SPE Western New England Regional Meeting

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Custom thermoformer to conduct plant tour and discuss new Outreach Education Program

Universal Plastics Corporation, a Holyoke, Ma based custom thermoforming manufacturer, is hosting members of The Society of Plastics Engineers Western New England Section on Wednesday January 20th. Members of the SPE will see all facets of thermoforming, pressure forming and vacuum forming of both thin and thick gauge sheet used in applications including aerospace, bath, medical, recreation and transportation.

Following the plant tour, members will discuss the The PlastiVan™ Outreach Education Program. The program is designed to excite middle- and high-school students about the vast opportunities the plastics industry has to offer. The PlastiVan™ Program educators travel to schools educating students about the chemistry, history, processing, manufacturing, sustainability and applications of plastics.

The program is easily integrated into school curricula through the National Standards for Science and Technology and Common Core as well as the S.T.E.M requirements. The PlastiVan™ Program provides sound science and educational programs which spark scientific curiosity in students while increasing their knowledge of the contributions that plastics make to modern life, encouraging them to seek careers in engineering.

Joe Peters, CEO of Universal Plastics and Mayfield Plastics, is working with the SPE to bring the program locally to Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, Ma. Mr. Peters has been an active proponent of workforce development in Western Massachusetts and educating youth on opportunities in manufacturing and has been highly involved in the local community.

About Universal Plastics

Universal Plastics is a custom thermoformer based in Holyoke MA with strong legacy of expertise in manufacturing thermoformed plastic parts of the highest quality with a distinct focus on customer satisfaction. Universal has been in business for over 50 years with a world class management team and currently serves customers in a variety of industries including aerospace, medical device manufacturers, transportation, consumer products, food packaging and electronic companies.

As a custom manufacturer, Universal has made kayaks, air ducts for the Space Shuttle, all of the bus stop signs currently used in New York City and the bow of the submarines used by the Navy Seals. In 2008 they added a 30,000 square foot addition to their Whiting Farms Road building for a total of 100,000 square feet of production and office space. The company is ISO 9001 certified. For more information visit http://www.universalplastics.com.

About Mayfield Plastics:

Mayfield is a leading manufacturer of custom pressure, vacuum formed and thermoformed parts and components specializing in thermoformed medical devices and components, but also serving a variety of additional industries including aerospace, telecom, electronics, computer, hospital, chromatography, machine-tool and transportation. In 2013, Mayfield Plastics was purchased by Jay Kumar, who also owns Universal Plastics, a custom thermoformer based in Holyoke MA with the intent of growing the thermoforming business locally through the combined strength and synergies of both companies. Together, Mayfield & Universal Plastics represent the largest thermoformer in New England and are proud to offer a manufacturing service which is state of the art. Equally, as a family-run business, Mayfield Plastics takes special pride in upholding a strong commitment to its customers and employees. For more information about Mayfield Plastics, please visit http://www.mayfieldplastics.com.

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