Materials firm F&D Plastics Inc. recently threw a party to celebrate 50 years in business.
Leominster, Mass.-based F&D was founded as a grinding firm by Roger Rosbury in 1967. The business moved into concentrate production in 1993, and today makes compounds and concentrates based on a wide variety of commodity and engineering resins.
Rosbury's son Darren now serves as F&D's CEO. An anniversary party in Sterling, Mass., was attended by Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella, who congratulated F&D and the Rosbury family on reaching the milestone.
A company official said that the beginning of the night "was emotional," as many employees shared personal encounters of the Rosbury family helping their families in times of need.
F&D recently added a new 42,000-square-foot building in Leominster and will open a new site later this year in Whitmire, S.C. The firm also operates a plant in Quebec. In August, Germain Archambault was named as F&D's new president.
"We accelerated our planning and switched gears a little bit," Darren Rosbury told Plastics News earlier this year. "We're trying to go after high-volume specialty compounding."