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About pfc

Making custom carrying cases for over 40 years

We do everything right here in the U.S.A. – design, mold engineering, and manufacturing

We source our materials domestically, we don’t subcontract work to other companies, and we don’t outsource anything to foreign manufacturers. Everything is made in one of our factories, where our teams work on site every day. Nothing is farmed out to other companies, here or overseas. Everyone at PFC takes responsibility for timely delivery and consistently high-quality cases free of defects. Because we are an employee-owned company, you can be sure everyone who works on your specialty case has a vested interest in making you happy. Whether it’s an initial product run, a reorder, or a stock case off the shelf, you can expect to receive a quality case that makes you, and us, proud.

Letter From Our President

When Peter Schurman invented the double-wall blow molded carrying case in the 1960s, he revolutionized the packaging industry. Nothing else on the market came close to offering the same combination of affordability, utility, and durability. And that’s just as true today as it was 60 years ago.

Anyone trying to do business these days faces a dizzying array of challenges. Markets and competition are global. The pace of innovation is accelerating. New products need to be developed and brought to market faster, and product life cycles are shorter. Add to that a global pandemic, unprecedented supply chain disruptions, inflation not seen in a generation, and all too familiar echoes of the Cold War. I think that you will all agree that we are living in most interesting times. What to do?

At PFC, we think the answer is to concentrate on the fundamentals – doing everything we can to help our customers meet those challenges when they arise. We’ve focused our entire business – every person, every process, every piece of equipment – to be more responsive and agile. For example, because it is often more difficult for our customers to predict the demand for their products and to know how many cases they will need, where they will need them, and when, we provide just-in-time delivery and logistical assistance. When another customer needed to package a half dozen kits with the same basic tool but with different sets of accessories, we were able to invent and patent a molded “shoe” insert that allowed them to use the same basic case and warehouse a single SKU.

At PFC, we do everything inhouse and here in the U.S.A. and we always will. We don’t subcontract work to other companies; we don’t make anything offshore.

We look forward to working with you.

John C. Womer

President of PFC

Management Team

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

John Quincy Adams

Freyja Womer

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John Womer

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Mike Warth
Vice President & General Manager

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Mary Beth Womer
Vice President & CFO

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Andrew Cross
Territory Manager

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Jacob Warth
Territory Manager

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Patrick Pietrantonio
Engineering Manager

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Did You Know?

PFC’s founder was the inventor of the blow-molded case

How it started

With a simple kitchen stool

In late 1963, Peter T. Schurman was working to develop a new blow molded step for a Hamilton Cosco kitchen stool. While inspecting two prototype parts one day, it dawned on Schurman that if he joined two of those steps together with some kind of hinge, he would create a rectangular box with interior compartments that could be used as a package – in other words, a double-wall blow molded case.


The Plastic Forming Company

In 1966, Schurman founded The Plastic Forming Company (PFC) in Woodbridge, Connecticut. In 1969, PFC entered the double-wall blow molded carrying case business using a new process that he developed.

For the following decade, and driven by continuous product and process improvements, PFC-type cases gained wide acceptance owing to their unique combination of extreme durability, product protection, styling freedom, and moderate cost. The market and the Company grew rapidly as these cases became the preferred method to package a wide variety of consumer and industrial products.  For a time, PFC ceased case manufacturing to concentrate on product design and development, mold building, and the design, development, manufacture, and sale of blow molding equipment for its many licensees.

Continuous Improvements

Developing Proprietary Systems

In the early 1980s, PFC resumed case manufacturing with an emphasis on the development of a proprietary line of cases to package the broad array of products which continues today.

Our employees are owners in the company

Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Since 1989, a significant portion of PFC has been owned by its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

An ESOP is not simply an employee benefit, it is real ownership, and it gives every PFC employee a stake in how well the company does. Extensive research shows that employees at ESOP companies are more dedicated and work harder; they feel better about themselves, their coworkers and their jobs; and they do a better job serving their customers. That is certainly true at PFC.

It’s really all about attitude. At PFC the only attitude you’ll find, in every department, is a positive one. Every one of our people understands that Customer Service is a shared responsibility. You can see it in how we strive to understand your needs, how we appreciate the critical importance of communicating accurate and timely information, and how we pay attention to the smallest details.

Made in the USA

Proudly designed and manufactured in the USA – now and always.

We’ve been making cases for over 50 years, and we do everything right here in the U.S.A. – design, mold engineering, and manufacturing.  PFC is Headquartered in a 28,800 square foot office and manufacturing facility in Woodbridge, CT.  PFC has an additional 40,000 square feet of manufacturing space in Massillon, Ohio.

We source our materials domestically, we don’t subcontract work to other companies, and we don’t outsource anything to foreign manufacturers. The Plastic Forming Company is a proud member of the Made in America Movement.

We care about sustainability

The Plastic Forming Company has long recognized that a sustainability plan benefits our company, our customers and our community.

As a company, we are committed to limiting our impact on the environment with a comprehensive sustainability policy.  All PFC Cases and blow molded products are made from High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) the most environmentally stable and easily recycled of all plastics.  HDPE gives off no harmful fumes and does not contain BPA, phthalates, heavy metals or allergens.

PFC recycles our scrap plastic either by regrinding it for use by PFC, or by sending it to a recycling center for use in other products.  In addition to our plastic recycling program we make sure that the majority of our foam remnants, paper and used cardboard are sent out for recycling.