The Progressive Foam new joint venture with Plymouth Foam was recently covered in Plastics News online. Below is a portion of the article. Click here for the full article.
“Ten years ago, parting was sweet sorrow for Progressive Foam Technologies Inc. of Beach City, Ohio, and Plymouth Foam Inc.
The two businesses shared space in Beach City until Progressive experienced rapid growth for its patented product, vinyl siding backed with foam insulation.
So when Progressive needed more room, Plymouth Foam, which serves mostly the packaging and building industries, left for a cleaned-up Superfund site 20 miles away, in Gnadenhutten, Ohio.
Now Progressive is growing again, due partly to a partnership with BASF Corp. related to its Neopor rigid foam insulation. Progressive needs more space and Plymouth Foam happens to have it. So the two companies are back under the same roof, this time at the 220,000-square-foot facility in Gnadenhutten, which Progressive recently bought for $3.3 million.
“We’ve been looking for a way to put this back together ever since we took it apart 10 years ago,” Progressive founder and President Patrick Culpepper said in a telephone interview.”