Universal Plastics was featured in an article on PlasticsNews for their efforts to bring education of opportunities in the plastics industry to local schools. Below is an excerpt of the article and a link to the full story


Plastivan revs up Massachusetts students about plastics


Students from Dean Technical High School in Holyoke, Mass., learned about plastics and thermoforming thanks to a Feb. 29 visit from the SPE Plastivan.

Universal Plastics Corp., a Holyoke-based custom thermoformer, sponsored the event along with the Western New England Section of the Society of Plastics Engineers.

“Many students today still think of manufacturing as dark and dirty factories and not high tech environments offering excellent jobs and wages,” said Joe Peters, CEO of Universal Plastics.