PFC Cases Updates & Information

  • 2
    Oct
    2020

    PFC Has Been Manufacturing Cases in The U.S.A. For Over 50 Years

    PFC has been making cases for over 50 years, and we do everything right here in the U.S.A. – mold design, engineering, and manufacturing.  PFC is Headquartered in a 28,800 square foot office and manufacturing facility in Woodbridge, CT.  In 1994, PFC opened our second plant in Massillon, Ohio adding 30,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. In 2020, our Ohio facility expanded adding an additional 10,000 square feet of warehouse space, bringing their footprint to 40,000 square feet.

    Establishing A Brand

    In 1966, Peter Schurman founded The Plastic Forming Company in Woodbridge, Connecticut. Initially, PFC focused on machinery development and specialty custom blow molding. In 1969, PFC entered the double-wall blow molded carrying case business using a new process developed by Schurman.

    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.

    In the early 1980s, PFC developed a proprietary line of cases to package the broad array of products sold by small and medium-sized manufacturers and distributors. Among the many products now packaged in PFC cases are professional hand and power tools, portable test instruments and meters, microscopes, surveying transits and other optical devices, medical instruments, educational kits, and more. To complement its proprietary line of cases, PFC also manufactures foam and custom blow molded inserts and thermoformed inserts and trays.

    The Plastic Forming Company is a proud member of the Made in America Movement.

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  • 1
    May
    2019

    The Plastic Forming Company to Offer Metal Latches on Most Cases

    For Immediate Release

    Woodbridge, CT, May 1, 2019.   The Plastic Forming Company, Inc. (PFC), the leading manufacturer of double-wall blow molded carrying cases for over 50 years, is pleased to announce they will be offering metal latches on their most popular size cases.  The new latches are made in the USA out of durable Type 430 Stainless annealed steel with a polished finish and will be available on most case sizes 15 inches or larger.

    According to PFC Vice President & General Manager, Mike Warth, “while our patented molded plastic latches have been the industry standard for decades and proven themselves on tens of millions of cases in the most demanding environments, we decided it was the right time to offer our customers an alternative. Our unique modular mold system allows us to modify our existing tooling to accommodate these new latches cost-effectively. And, in keeping with our commitment to designing and manufacturing our products here in the USA, we are pleased that we can source our new metal latch domestically.”

    These new latches are yet another value-added enhancement available on PFC’s broad line of double-wall blow molded cases, including Stock Cases off-the-shelf, cases with custom foam interiors, and cases with integrally molded interiors.  Other available enhancements include branding using 3D and hot stamped color logos, in-house custom labeling, standard and custom case colors, interior doors and trays, and more.

    PFC knows that a carrying case is not just packaging – it is part of your product throughout that product’s lifecycle. Designed well, it adds real value – providing the protection your product needs, creating an attractive product display, helping to build your brand, and making your product easier to use in the hands of your customers.  PFC’s introduction of metal latches is just one more way to enhance your product and your brand.

    About The Plastic Forming Company

    Established in 1966, the Plastic Forming Company is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of double-wall blow molded cases.  Since 1989, a significant portion of PFC has been owned by its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). So when you call PFC, no matter who you speak with, you’re talking to “one of the owners.”

    With an in-house design team, in-house mold shop, and manufacturing in both Woodbridge, Connecticut and Massillon, Ohio, PFC offers its customers a wide variety of capabilities with a focus on fast response and flexibility.

    PFC has over sixty Stock Case sizes available off-the-shelf. There is no minimum quantity, and we can ship most orders within 48 hours.

    All PFC products are made in the USA out of tough, recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE).  No other material even comes close to HDPE when it comes to impact, resistance to solvents and oils, and durability.

    For additional information, please contact Jacquie Gilmore at 203-397-1338, or via email at jgilmore@pfccases.com

     

     

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  • 18
    Jul
    2018

    Looking Ahead for Global Economic Trends

    Consistent with the positive trends in the overall U.S. economy, this year (like 2016 and 2017) is shaping up to be an excellent one for PFC and our customers across all industrial sectors. But, as the late economist Herbert Stein wisely observed, when it comes to global economic trends “If something cannot go on forever, it will stop.”

    When it comes to gaining an understanding of economic trends and what we might do in response to them, we at PFC — like many of our fellow Vistage members — look first to ITR Economics, a small but global economic forecasting and consulting firm in Manchester, NH. We look to – and trust – them for one simple reason: for the 20+ years that we have been a client, their forecasts have been far more accurate than any others we know of. That accuracy, in part, may be a “no-nonsense New Hampshire thing;” they focus on the numbers while being notably disinterested in the political implications of those numbers or what might be trendy in the mainstream business press.

    Getting back to Herb Stein’s observation… while 2018 is shaping up to be an excellent year for business, it can’t and won’t go on forever.  ITR’s CEO Brian Beaulieu and his staff already see clear signs in the U.S. industrial sector that “portend slowing growth in the latter half of 2018 turning into mild contraction for 2019.”

    In response, ITR suggests that businesses build up their cash reserves now – “to mitigate the difficulties” they will face in 2019, and, to “invest for the accelerating growth trend expected in 2020.” In addition, as the economy turns downward, ITR recommends that firms consider “offering more price-sensitive products to appeal to cash-strapped firms” and that they market how their company’s products and services can help their customers reduce their costs.

     

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  • 13
    Dec
    2017

    Where we will be exhibiting in 2018


    Pittcon February 26 – March 1, 2018 Orlando, FL
    ISA April 14 – 16, 2018 Baltimore, MD
    STAFDA October 28 – 30, 2018 Phoenix, AZ
    FabTech November 6 – 8, 2018 Atlanta, GA
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  • 13
    Dec
    2017

    Trade Shows PFC will be Attending in 2018


    AHR Expo January 22 – 27, 2018 Chicago, IL
    World of Concrete January 23 – 26, 2018 Las Vegas, NV
    BioMed Device Boston April 18 – 19, 2018 Boston, MA
    NPE2018: The International Plastics Showcase May 7 – 11, 2018 Orlando, FL
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  • 5
    May
    2017

    The Plastic Forming Company Introduces Custom Digitally Printed Labels

    For Immediate Release

    Woodbridge, CT, May 5, 2016.   The Plastic Forming Company, Inc. (PFC), the leading manufacturer of double-wall blow molded carrying cases for over 50 years, is pleased to announce the addition of in-house full color digital label printing.

    According to Andrew G. Amatrudo, PFC Vice President for Customer and Product Development, “The availability of full color, photo quality labels in small quantities is something new in our industry. PFC now has the capability to quickly and affordably reproduce customer logos, tag lines, registration marks, and more to help our customers with their overall branding strategies.”

    About The Plastic Forming Company

    Established in 1966 the Plastic Forming Company is a pioneer in the design and manufacture of blow molded products.  Since 1989, a significant portion of PFC has been owned by its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). So when you call PFC, you’re talking to “one of the owners” – no matter who you speak with – and that makes a big difference.

    With an in-house design team, and manufacturing at both their Connecticut headquarters and Massillon, Ohio factory, PFC has the ability to offer their customers a wide variety of blow molding capabilities including the production of stock cases which can be customized to for most applications.  Whether you are looking for a custom molded interior, custom foam, fully custom case or a simple stock case – PFC Cases can meet your needs.

    All PFC products are made in the USA and are molded from tough, recyclable high-density polyethylene (HDPE).  No other material even comes close to HDPE when it comes to impact, resistance to solvents and oils, and durability.

    For additional information, please contact Jacquie Gilmore at 203-397-1338, or via email at jgilmore@pfccases.com

     

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  • 5
    Jan
    2017

    Where we will be exhibiting in 2017


    ISA – Industrial Supply Association April 22 – 24, 2017  Denver, CO
    STAFDA November 12 – 14, 2017 Austin, TX
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  • 5
    Jan
    2017

    Trade Shows PFC will be Attending in 2017


    World of Concrete January 16- 20, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
    Surface January 17- 20, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
    AHR Expo January 30 – Feb 1, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
    WWET – Wast Water Treatment February 22 – 25, 2017 Indianapolis, IN
    Pittcon March 5 – 9, 2017 Chicago, IL
    CONEXPO-CON/AGG March 7 – 11, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
    InterPhex March 21 – 23, 2017 New York, NY
    BioMed Device Boston May 3 – 4, 2017 Boston, MA
    National Hardware Show May 9 – 11, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
    Eastec May 16 – 18, 2017 W. Springfield, MA
    Atlantic Design & Manufacturing June 13 – 15, 2017 New York, NY
    WEFTEC Sept 30 – Oct 4, 2017 Chicago, IL
    The International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition October 3 – 5, 2017 Louisville, KY
    SEMA Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
    AAPEX  Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017 Las Vegas, NV
    FabTech November 6 – 9, 2017 Chicago, IL
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