In 1949 we started as Virginia Plastics and Chemical Co. a small company that focused on making Hula Hoops and hearing aid cords.
In 1987 we changed direction and became Plastics One Inc and moved to our current location in SW county of Roanoke, Virginia. We work directly with OEMs all over the world creating injection molded products and interconnect cables that are used by the medical industry. Our target market hasn’t changed, but our additive manufacturing focus has expanded and allowed us to continue to grow our customer base. This expansive location houses all departments under one roof- R&D, Engineering, Toolroom, Production, Sales, Customer Service, Procurement, Accounting, Marketing work together as one team to bring our customers the highest service.
In 2001 we became Employee owned and empowered our employees by sharing the profits.
In 2013 we became ISO 13485:2003 certified, an additional quality management registration to the ISO 9001:1994 certification that we were awarded in 2000. This registration allows us to manufacture devices for the medical industry. Today we are certified to ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2015.
Our dedicated employee-owners are focused on putting our customers first by incorporating technological advancements in our manufacturing processes. Plastics One has added impressive 3D printing machines used to print conceptual parts for customers to review before committing to large-scale production. We’ve added cleanrooms for the manufacturing of medical devices and medical pouch sealing. We’ve also incorporated a new type of employee, a cobot (robot), these robots work directly with our production team for handling small manufactured parts.
Plastics One has not only expanded our in-house technology, but we’ve also expanded our footprint regarding location. We’ve added warehouse and cleanroom space as well as a new building a few miles from our main campus. Currently, there are 350 employee-owners at Plastics One, all experts in their fields and eager to make a difference by providing high-quality parts to the world.
We are proud of where we’ve been and where we’re going. We are Plastics One.