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10 Amazing Facts You Need To Know About U.S. Plastic Manufacturing


One of the most notable success stories in American History is Plastics Manufacturing. This industry helped lead the way in economic recovery. Creating hundreds of thousands of jobs, Injection molding is undeniably a vital part of the U.S. economy.

1. Plastics is the 3rd largest manufacturing industry.
2. As a whole Plastics employs nearly 1.4 million people nationally.
3. 16,000 Injection molding/plastic facilities are throughout all 50 states.
4. More than $600 billion in plastics goods are shipped annually.
5. More than $10 billion is spent annually on new capital equipment.
6. The world relies on U.S. plastic manufacturing.
7. The top 3 countries benefiting from American plastics by way of U.S. exports are Mexico, Canada and China.
8. Over the last 25 years the Plastics industry continued to grow with an average annual rate of 0.1%, even during the recessions.
9. Logging $13.1 billion in 2012 the plastics industry enjoyed a sizable trade surplus.
10. 107.5 billion pounds of plastics and resins were manufactured in 2013.

The plastics industry is strong and is only getting stronger, and injection molding will continue to be a driver for the U.S. economy. As a leading injection molding for over 70 years, PM Plastics provides solutions and innovation to our Clients for customized plastic injection products.

Who We Are and Our Values


For over 70 years PM Plastics has existed to serve others.

We make real products that real people use every day.  We are your Aunts, Brothers, Fathers, Sisters, Mothers and Neighbors; we are your everyday hardworking people.  We are proud to have been manufacturing products for over 70 years for everyday people, by everyday people.  

PM Plastics purpose and passion is to serve others. Everything we do revolves around meeting the needs of our customers. Our commitment to our customers sets us apart; they are at the center of everything we do, and our success comes from their success. 
We manufacture a wide range of OEM products (Original Equipment Manufacturer) plastic injection molded products including, but not limited to food packaging, sporting goods, mop buckets, plastic containers, screw driver handles, video game cartridges, bottles for milk, juice, water and laundry products, toothbrushes, small plastic toys, plastic collar stays, buttons, hair combs, connectors, fuse holders, eyelets, bushings, fittings, gears, housings, levers, inserts, rollers, caps, covers, heat coils, sockets, you name it we most likely have or can mold it!
We are innovative leaders for Custom and Standard POP (Point of Purchase), Store Fixtures and Retail Displays.  We bring 70 years of expertise and processes to custom displays that captivate and showcase products with unique and innovative style and functionality. We partner with our customers who are designers, distributors and end users through design, engineering, and manufacturing working on unique concepts, turning them into dynamic prototypes and executing full-scale retail roll-outs with flexible solutions at every stage. Our one-of-kind solutions enable us to support our customers and help make them successful.
For 70 years, our customers have trusted PM Plastics to provide flexible, reliable and innovative solutions. Our company’s portfolio includes Target, LoOreal, Walgreens, Alluma Tech, Almay, Black Opal, Cedar Creek, Central Aquatics, Covergirl, DCI Marketing, Duane Reade, E.L.F. Cosmetics, EWI Worldwide, Genlyte Thomas Group LLC, Harbor Industries, Kimberly Clark, Mabelinne, Neutrogena, Olay, No. 7, Process Retail Group, Procter & Gamble, Revlon, Rexnord, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Vaportek, Velvac and Wet N Wild. 

Founded in 1946, by the Ford Brothers, PM Plastics Company was created through the belief of serving others. Motivated by our customers our company has played a pivotal role in the plastics injection molding industry for over 70 years. For more information, visit