Pittsfield, Mass., is well known in plastics circles as the home of Sabic Innovative Plastics --formerly GE Plastics. The city and the company are just about synonymous. So it makes perfect sense that the city, which is celebrating its 250th anniversary, is marking the event with a plastic memento. According to this story from the Berkshire Eagle, Sabic Innovative Plastics and local injection molder Hi-Tech Mold & Tool Inc. created 3,000 limited-edition, commemorative medallions to mark the city's incorporation. The medallions, made of Lexan polycarbonate, "depicts an historic image of Park Square and the old elm tree; the other side commemorates the plastics industry's long and innovative history in Pittsfield." Sabic donated the resin in three different colors. The medallions will be on sale during the city's "Welcome Back Reunion Weekend," July 1-4, for $3 each, or for $5 with a display sleeve. Way to embrace that plastics heritage, Pittsfield!
Gold, silver, bronze -- and Lexan
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