Over the past few years, Plastics News has taken the initiative to shine a spotlight on women in the plastics industry. Our April 1 issue this year focused on Women Breaking the Mold, and on Nov. 11, PN will host its third Women Breaking the Mold Networking Forum, this time in Nashville.
This year, we're working to get a bigger handle on just how many women out there are running businesses.
PN and All Things Data have added a section in our regular ranking and lists database to flag women-owned companies. We may know a lot of numbers and companies, but we don't know about all of them.
Which means that we need help to help shine a light on these companies. With your help, we can turn anecdotal information about company ownership into actual data.
We've gotten a nice start — see the 37 firms listed below.
But we know there are more. If you don't see your firm, and you want to get on the list, just complete our online survey.
Presenting our growing list of women-owned businesses:
Agri-Industrial Plastics Co., Fairfield, Iowa
Andel Plastics Ltd., Birmingham, England
AP Manufacturing Solutions Inc., Johnston, R.I.
Bamar Plastics Inc., South Bend, Ind.
Blue Ridge Industries Inc., Winchester, Va.
Coon Manufacturing Inc., Spickard, Mo.
Custom Plastic Forming, Salisbury, N.C.
Davies Molding LLC, Carol Stream, Ill.
Diversified Engineering & Plastics LLC, Jackson, Mich.
Drug Plastics & Glass Co. Inc., Boyertown, Pa.
Edco Industries Inc., Bridgeport, Conn.
GHD, Pompano Beach, Fla.
HMW Manufacturing Co., Troy Mich.
H.S. Die & Engineering Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.
Helmy Associates & Co. Inc., San Antonio
Imlay City Molded Products Corp., Imlay City, Mich.
Integrated Molding Solutions Inc., Houston
Lorentson Manufacturing Co. Inc., Kokomo, Ind.
Mastip Hot Runner, Slinger, Wis.
Molding Concepts Inc., Sterling Heights, Mich.
Mother Lode Plastics Molding Inc. dba Central Plastics & Manufacturing LLC, Tracy, Calif.
New Life Plastic Recycling Inc., Burlington, N.C.
Nexus California Inc., Ontario, Calif.
Northwest Rubber Extruders Inc., Beaverton, Ore.
Plastic Parts Inc., Union Grove, Wis.
Precision Tool & Mold Inc., Clearwater, Fla.
Prestige Mold Inc., Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Primary Colors Inc., North Grafton, Mass.
Professional Polymers Inc., North Palm Beach, Fla.
Radical Plastics Inc., Winchester, Mass.
Rakar Inc., Oxnard, Calif.
Recycled Plastic Factory LLC, Englewood, Fla.
Seaman Group Plastics, Rockwall, Texas
Specialty Manufacturing Inc., Saginaw, Mich.
Steinwall Inc., Coon Rapids, Minn.
Tom Smith Industries Inc., Englewood, Ohio
Vive LLC, Milwaukee
If a survey isn't your thing, you can send your firm's address and website to Hollee Keller at [email protected]. If possible, please send a hi-res logo.
Questions? Contact Hollee Keller at [email protected].