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The plastics processor with production facilities in several states and in Mexico was founded in Cincinnati on April 1, 1946.

Clare Goldsberry

April 1, 2021

2 Min Read
75 years
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Thermoplastic injection molder Parkway Products LLC announced that today, April 1, 2021, marks the beginning of a year-long celebration of its 75th anniversary. Parkway was founded on April 1, 1946, in Cincinnati by Edward Willig and sons Edgar and Donald. The company was originally named Parkway Patterns, but later increased its offerings to include plastic injection molding. The company name was changed to Parkway Products in 1986.

Today, the company is a diversified manufacturer offering five product technologies that include thermoplastic molding, high-performance polymer molding, magnesium Thixomolding, thermoset composite molding, and machined plastic solutions via nine production facilities in the United States and Mexico.

“Today we honor the past, humbled by the loyalty of many customers holding leadership positions in their industries and thankful for the efforts of so many dedicated associates who have been members of the Parkway family over these 75 years,” said CEO Andrew Green.

Parkway currently has more than 750 employees, and serves industry leaders in the healthcare, infrastructure, aerospace, electronics, agriculture, industrial, and automotive markets.

“As we celebrate the past, we also define our future as leaders in the technologies we offer and the markets we serve, committed to providing our customers with the very best supplier partnership available in our industry, and to offer our associates a great place to work and develop their careers,” Green added.

Advanced Technology centers of excellence are located in Atlanta, GA; Loveland, CO; Rockford, IL; and Saltillo, Mexico. In recent years, Parkway has established its large tonnage injection molding platform, including four facilities located in Greeneville, TN; Seneca, SC; Asheville, NC; and Westminster, SC; and has broadened its North America footprint with injection molding operations in Ft. Collins, CO, and Saltillo. Parkway has a total of 239 molding machines including 189 thermoplastic machines ranging from 17 to 1,750 tons, 42 thermoset machines, and seven Thixomolding machines.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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