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One S. Church Street, Suite 200, Hazleton, PA 18201
p: 570.455.1508   f: 570.454.7787


plastics-2Pennsylvania holds a reputation as a world leader in plastics by providing resources to companies and giving them a competitive edge within the industry. Did you know that:

  • Our state is the sixth-largest in the country for plastics industry shipments.
  • Pennsylvania is ranked sixth in the country for plastics employment.
  • Plastics industry shipments in Pennsylvania totalled nearly $19.4 billion in 2006 and comprised 5.1 percent of national shipments ($379 billion).
  • Employment in the plastics industry totalled nearly 58,000 people in 2006.

*According to the Society of the Plastics Industry, Inc. (SPI)


Advantages of locating to Hazleton, PA and Northeastern Pennsylvania

For those interested in relocating or starting a plastics facility, here are just a few of the many benefits Hazleton has to offer:

  • A less-than-two-hour drive to New York City, Northern New Jersey, Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Syracuse
  • Direct access to Interstates 80, 81, 84, 380 and 476, giving quick access to suppliers and customers
  • Prime rail sites served by Reading Blue Mountain & Northern Railroad
  • An excellent, skilled workforce with low turnover and low absenteeism
  • Lower operating costs
  • Access to major ports in Philadelphia, New York/New Jersey and Baltimore


Plastics Employers in the Hazleton Area

Many in the plastics industry have already found a home in Greater Hazleton, Pennsylvania.

Listed below are those companies that have found the workforce, infrastructure and location of Greater Hazleton the ideal operating environment to meet the demands of today's high-tech plastics industry:

Company Service
Bemis Company, Inc. Plastics materials - extrusion and printing
Fabri-Kal Corporation Plastic packaging products
Pretium Packaging Plastic bottles and jars
Graham Packaging Plastic containers for food
EFS Plastics US Plastics recycling and reprocessing
EAM-Mosca Corporation Plastic strapping
Graham Packaging Plastics bottling
Multi-Plastics Extrusions, Inc. Polystyrene plastics
Grief Brothers Corporation Plastic packaging products
Plastinetics (Spears Mfg) Plastics fabrication
Concord Plastics Plastics recycling
JML Industries Plastic injection molding



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