Founded in 1949 by Joe Tatem in Blackwood, New Jersey, Plastic Suppliers is a global provider of innovative bio and petrochemical film solutions to a wide range of market segments including food, beverage, health and beauty, medical, office products, and packaging. The Company has manufacturing and distribution centers in Columbus Ohio, Dallas Texas, Fullerton California, and Gent Belgium that serve 44 countries on 5 continents.

Who You Do Business With Counts

Our employees make the difference. We employ talented, passionate, and dedicated people with the highest integrity. We believe in doing so, we will succeed in whatever we do. We believe that we must create a workplace where people get out of bed every day and look forward to coming to work. Being successful starts with people.

Our May Dynamo Award Winners: This month the company recognizes  Martine van den Berghe and Ernie Strausbaugh for their positive attitude, teamwork and willingness to stay late.  Martine was key to the organization of our company's participation at the trade show Interpack.  She spent overtime to ensure we were prepared and organized which helped in having a successful show.  Ernie took strong initiative to work late hours and Saturdays to satisfy the increased demand and keeping the lead times down.  Way to go Martine and Ernie!

 

Our Vision
Our vision is to build a company that is among the best in the world in providing innovative, value-added plastic film solutions. Our purpose is the success of our customers, our employees, our shareholders and the communities in which we operate.

To achieve that we must be true partners with our customers.

We must mutually value our associates for their capabilities and their contributions.

If we deliver, then our performance will incite our shareholders to reinvest in the company.

We are committed to be leaders in Corporate Social Responsibility through our sustainability, health and safety, anti-discrimination, and community support practices.

Our Employees
We are, as employees, The Company. It is through our success that our company is successful. Over 30% of us have 25 years or more PSi. Many of us are employee-owners. Safety is our #1 goal. We mentor our new employees. We come to work every day with the intent of doing jobs safer, smarter and more productive than the day before.
PSi Innovation
Innovation is at the core of our Continuous Improvement culture. To get better every day, we must innovate.

In the products we make, less is more. New products are designed, and existing products are re-designed, to be lighter, thinner, stronger, and more sustainable.

We innovate in all business processes to eliminate waste and be more productive.
Plastic Suppliers Timeline
1949
Plastic Suppliers is founded at Blackwood, New Jersey as a privately held corporation by Joe Tatem.
1950
Plastic Suppliers opens its first distribution center in Blackwood, New Jersey.
1959
Plastic Suppliers opens it's second converting and distribution center in Dallas, Texas
1964
Plastic Suppliers opens its third distribution center and converting facility in Chicago, Illinois
1965
Plastic Suppliers opens its fourth converting and distribution center on the west coast with a facility in Los Angeles, California
1967
Plastic Suppliers opens a 5th distribution and converting center in Atlanta, Georgia
1971
Plastic Supplier begins it's first international distribution in Europe through independent reps there.
1974
PSi opens the Columbus distribution center in what is today our "T" plant. The plant has been expanded three time since 1974.
1976
PSi buys two cast and tentered lines from Monsanto and begins its first film manufacturing of Polyflex polystyrene in Columbus Ohio.
1985
Plastic Suppliers acquires 50% of Sidaplax V.O.F. in Gent, Belgium and begins its first international manufacturing and distribution.
1986
An early morning tornado hits the PSi Marietta (Georgia) Industrial Park distribution center and destroys 20 businesses. PSi was one of those businesses severely damaged but no one was hurt. Operations resume within two weeks.
1988
Plastic Suppliers, Inc. corporate office moves to Columbus, Ohio
1990
Sidaplax VOF and Plastic Suppliers operations in Northampton, England .
1994
Plastic Suppliers expands Columbus Ohio with the commissioning of its fourth and largest cast and tentered extrusion lines.
1996
Plastic Suppliers relocates and expands its southwestern operations to Dallas, Texas.
1997
Plastic Suppliers relocates the Blackwood, New Jersey facility to Mt. Laurel, New Jersey
2000
Plastic Suppliers opens a second plant in Columbus Ohio including the start up of two blown film lines and a converting center.
2003
Plastic Suppliers is certified ISO 9001:2008.
2004
On May 5th Plastic Suppliers, Inc. is the only plastic manufacturing facility producing EarthFirst PLA Film, via a blown film process.
2006
Psi is awarded Innovative Technology awards from the Flexographic Technical Association and Tag and Label Manufacturers Inc.
2009
Plastic Suppliers, Inc. celebrates its 60th Anniversary in business.
2013
Sidapalx VOF moves to a new site in Gent Belgium after 58 years in a Gent inner-city facility.
2014
PSi invests $1.2 Mn in the US and Belgium in three new high-speed slitters.
2016
PSi announces a $1.7Mn capital improvement plan including updates on both Columbus manufacturing sites and adding capacity to meet growing bio-plastics demand.