Memories of materials firm LNP Engineering Plastics remain strong, even 15 years after the firm was sold.
That's why former employees are holding an LNP tribute event May 13 at the Desmond Great Valley Hotel in Malvern, Pa. That location is only about 10 miles away from LNP's longtime headquarters in Exton.
LNP was founded in 1948 as a liquid nitrogen process grinder in a New Jersey garage. Over time, it evolved to become one of the world's largest engineering resin compounders.
When LNP was sold to GE Plastics in 2002, the firm had 1,000 employees at 10 global locations and annual sales of almost $300 million. Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (Sabic) acquired GE Plastics in 2007.
Findlen worked for LNP for 23 years and now serves as senior business development manager at Polysource, a materials supplier that recently took first place in Plastics News' Best Places to Work competition for 2017.
Findlen said he's already been contacted by many former LNP employees who plan to attend, including some who worked for the firm as far back as the 1950s.
“When I talk to customers, some I knew from the past, and some new, they all have great things to say about the old LNP,” he added in an email. “That makes me feel great.”