Edward Lowe, the American businessman best known as the inventor of cat litter, has left a legacy in support of entrepreneurs, like himself. Every year we see evidence of that in various state "Companies to Watch" events, supported by the Edward Lowe Foundation. Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida have already announced their 2011 award winners, and there are some plastics companies on the lists. They include:
- Poly Pro America Inc., described as a manufacturer of custom designed tanks and other thermoplastic fabricated products for the fire service industry, trucking industries and other material handling and storage applications.
- Specialty packaging company Plascon Group.
- TriStar Molding Inc., a Marcellus, Mich.-based custom injection molder.
- Xten Industries LLC, a Kenosha,, Wis., custom injection molder.