The Detroit Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers is donating 30,000 plastic toy buses to two Michigan charities who will distribute them to needy children. SPE has made the donation each year since 2001, featuring plastic yellow buses dubbed "Plastivans" in honor of the National Plastics Center's mobile teaching vans. American Plastic Toys Inc. of Walled Lake, Mich., donated a week's worth of press time to injection mold the toys. LyondellBasell Industries' Lansing, Mich., facility donated 12,000 pounds of resin and Maple Press LLC of Troy donated decals to decorate the buses. Logistical Solutions of Romulus, Mich., supplied transportation for the toys. This year's toys will be distributed by the Michigan Association of United Ways and the Lions Club. And thanks to Rhoda Miel, our Detroit-based staff reporter, for tipping us off to this blog post today.
Detroit SPE donating toys for charities
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