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General Plastics: Our People and Their Skills

General Plastics, Inc. can live its slogan, We Form Concept into Reality™ because our leadership leads by example and, in doing so, has inspired our staff; working as a team to form the culture that is needed to deliver products that meet industry standards while...

General Plastics Inc. Attains “Green Professional” Status

Milwaukee, Wis. (September 2018) – The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council has named General Plastics Inc.(GP) a Green Professional level company within its Green Masters Program. Recognizing sustainable actions by businesses from across the state of Wisconsin, the...

APICS Milwaukee Breakfast Roundtable Group toured General Plastics, Inc.

By: APICS Milwaukee Chapter June 2019 Wednesday June 12, the APICS Milwaukee Breakfast Roundtable Group toured General Plastics, Inc. (GP). GP is an ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001: 2015 certified, full-service custom plastic thermo-former located on the northside of...

General Plastics: Our People and Their Skills

General Plastics, Inc. can live its slogan, We Form Concept into Reality™ because our leadership leads by example and, in doing so, has inspired our staff; working as a team to form the culture that is needed to deliver products that meet industry standards while...

General Plastics Inc. Attains “Green Professional” Status

Milwaukee, Wis. (September 2018) – The Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council has named General Plastics Inc.(GP) a Green Professional level company within its Green Masters Program. Recognizing sustainable actions by businesses from across the state of Wisconsin, the...

Thermoforming Materials

There are many materials used in thermoplastics the most familiar are listed below. ABS Good general-purpose material, very tough yet very hard and rigid, good impact and electrical. Available in gauges from .040 to .475 with several extruded textures. Comes opaque...

Advantages of Converting Metal to Thermoformed Plastics

Upgrading to thermoforming from metal has many advantages that provide the aesthetics required in today’s market at minimal cost. There are several benefits for converting metal to a thermoformed part.  The four most important (benefits) are: Cost Weight Design...

General Plastics, Inc.: Community Involvement

General Plastics, Inc. is not only located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but it is a valuable member of the community, willing to work with others to solve concerns by applying what the company knows best – conceiving problem-solving solutions and producing solutions...

General Plastics Young Leaders in Training!

Last spring, General Plastics hosted a five-hour Leadership Workshop in its Training Center for 60 Brown Deer High School students.  The students were members of DECA (previously known as Delta Epsilon Chi and Distributive Education Clubs of America) and other student...

General Plastics Expands Office, Training Spaces

By BILL BREGAR   A major plant expansion has freed up space for additional offices and a training area at General Plastics Inc. in Milwaukee, and it's right on time, since the Milwaukee industrial thermoformer is adding people to key new positions. Plant Manager...

Injection Molding vs Thermoforming

General Plastics, Inc. is a premier manufacturer and supplier of thermoformed plastic components, offering pressure thermoforming, vacuum thermoforming, trimming and assembly value-added services. Thermoforming is a method of processing cast or extruded plastic sheet...

After Delay, SPE will Honour Thermoformer of the Year

March 18, 2018 by Canadian Plastics One year late, the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division will honour plastics industry veteran Robert Porsche as the 2017 Thermoformer of the Year. The award presentation was postponed from 2017 because of...

General Plastics Building Expansion

General Plastics recently completed an expansion of the plant’s original 9000-square-foot space to expand employee working, meeting and eating environments.  While the immediate benefits of the renovation are employee related, the value-added benefits that will be...

General Plastics Achievements: A Year in Review

With a culture strategically focused on investing in innovation, sustainability and growth, it should come as no surprise that General Plastics has earned some recognition. In 2016 the company earned the following awards. 2016 AND 2017 Milwaukee’s Future 50 Program...

General Plastics, Inc. Awarded 2017 Future 50 Award

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce and its Council of Small Business Executives (MMAC/COSBE) awarded General Plastics, Inc. the 2017 Future 50 Award during the 30th Annual Awards Luncheon held on Friday, September 22. General Plastics, Inc also won the...

GENERAL PLASTICS, INC. Wins Sustainable Process Award

The Wisconsin Sustainability Business Awards committee recently informed General Plastics, Inc. that the company has won the 2017 Sustainability Business Process Award. According to the Wisconsin Business Council, sustainable businesses are constantly seeking ways to...

General Plastics 2016 Processor of the Year Finalist Video

The video gives a personal up close overview of our company and tells the story of the upward path we are moving on. We are so proud of our employees and we are thankful for them everyday. Safety, high quality products, a clean working environment and challenging...

Robert Porsche Named Thermoformer of the Year

Plastics News Report Robert Porsche at General Plastics Inc. in Milwaukee. Photo by: Don Loepp Bethel, Conn. — Robert Porsche, owner of industrial thermoformer General Plastics Inc. of Milwaukee, is the new Thermoformer of the Year. The Society of Plastics Engineers...

2016: A Year in Review New Equipment

The General Plastics, Inc. five-year strategic plan includes an acquisition process for purchasing new state-of-the-art technology.  “Investing in advanced technology allows us to improve the work flow, which leads to a higher level of continuous quality improvement,...

2016: A Year in Review

General Plastics, Inc. has developed a culture – a Brand – committed to: investing in innovation whether through improving or expanding the footprint of the existing facility; improving and enhancing automation and controls technology; continuous quality improvement;...

Finalists named for Plastics News Processor of the Year award

Detroit — Four companies have made it to the circle of finalists for Plastics News’ Processor of the Year Award: Dymotek Corp., General Plastics Inc., Petoskey Plastics Inc. and Trilogy Plastics Inc. Article from plasticnews.com Dymotek, a custom injection molder...

General Plastics Eyes Perennial Innovations

Wisconsin Thermoformer’s Latest Projects Include Expansion, Enhanced Automation AT INDUSTRIAL thermoformer General Plastics Inc., Milwaukee, owner and President Bob Porsche invests in innovation every year. That is the rule by which he has operated this business for...

Future 50 Awarded to General Plastics

Congratulations General Plastics!     Milwaukee’s Future 50 Program, established in 1988, recognizes privately-owned companies in the seven county region that have been in business for at least three years and have shown significant revenue, employment...

Thermoformer helped switch customer from injection molding

By: Bill BregarATLANTA — Milwaukee thermoformer General Plastics Inc. helped a customer transition from injection molding to thermoforming on a 200-piece job. “We had a proposition from a customer that was in pretty dire straights,” said Robert Porsche, president of...