Denham Plastics recovers from 2012 fire

By Roger Renstrom
Correspondent

Published: September 12, 2013 2:32 pm ET
Updated: September 12, 2013 2:34 pm ET

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Topics Agricultural, Pallets, Pallets/skids/materials handling

Denham Plastics LLC of Salinas, Calif., has almost doubled its business over a recent 12-month period, since a July 26, 2012, fire destroyed the company’s previous location.

“The response from our customers is amazing,” said co-owner Mike Hutchings.

Denham Plastics primarily distributes agricultural and garbage bins, pallets and totes to end users and rents rigid plastic containers for requirements during transitional crop seasons.

“We have always repaired and washed containers, and we recycle about a million pounds of plastics a year,” Hutchings said.

In June the company moved less than a mile from its previous location in Salinas. The move tripled the company’s space to four acres.

On Sept. 5, customers attended a special Denham Plastics event at the new location, which has buildings of 10,000 and 5,000 square feet.

The owner of the former site has rebuilt the destroyed warehouse. Investigations into the cause of the fire were inconclusive.

Hutchings co-owns the business with U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham, a Republican who represents the 10th congressional district and has a district office in Modesto.

Hutchings and Denham formed the business in 2000.


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Denham Plastics recovers from 2012 fire

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Updated: September 12, 2013 2:34 pm ET

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