I have a fondness for stories about plastics processors that make unusual products, so here's one I'll share from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise in Saranac Lake, N.Y. The story is how Jarden Plastic Solutions has retooled its Tupper Lake, N.Y., plant to mold hundreds of varieties of poker chips. The move is the result of parent company Jarden Corp.'s purchase of a Las Vegas-based poker chip company. “We moved it in with little fanfare,” plant manager Mark Yamrick told the newspaper. “There is a certain amount of security involved.” Before you get any ideas about pretending to be George Clooney and breaking in to Jarden's plant, note this: the chips aren't actually ready for the gaming tables when they leave Tupper Lake. "Casinos add their own distinctive mark on each chip before it is cash redeemable," according to the report. Jarden spent $350,000 to handle the work, and set aside about 4,000 square feet of the 130,000-square-foot plant for poker chip production. It also added about 21 workers.
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