Naples, Fla. — Intertech Plastics Inc., the fast-growing Denver injection molder that’s helping to promote Swiss-style apprentice programs around the United States, is the 2019 Plastics News Processor of the Year.
The award was announced Feb. 26 and the PN Executive Forum in Naples.
Noel Ginsburg founded Intertech in 1980, while he was still in his senior year at the University of Denver. The company excels in all of the award criteria: financial performance, quality, customer relations, employee relations, environmental performance, technological innovation and industry/public service.
PN will profile Intertech in its March 9 print issue.
Intertech was one of four finalists for Processor of the Year. The others were Diversified Plastics Inc., a custom injection molder based in Brooklyn Park, Minn.; MMI Engineered Solutions Inc., a Saline, Mich.-based custom injection molder; and PTI Engineered Plastics Inc., a Macomb, Mich.-based custom injection molder.
Diversified Plastics also won the 2019 PN Excellence Award for employee relations, and PTI Engineered Plastics won the PN Excellence Award for customer relations. This year a non-POY finalist also won a PN Excellence Award: Teel Plastics Inc., a custom extruder based in Baraboo, Wis., won the award for industry and public service.
Plastics News also awarded a Sustained Excellence award for 2019: Innovative Injection Technologies Inc. of West Des Moines, Iowa. That award is open only to previous Processor of the Year winners.
I2tech, which was the 2007 Processor of the Year, specializes in hard to mold jobs and excels in all of our Sustained Excellence Award criteria. The honor recognizes three areas: We ask candidates to provide evidence of financial excellence, to list one extraordinary new development, and to name one key person who has remained at the company since they won Processor of the Year.
The Washington-based Plastics Industry Association sponsors the Processor of the Year award.
View videos from all the finalists below.