King Plastic Announces All Day Thursday Pop-up – Now Hiring!

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North Port’s King Plastic tests new direction, hiring ‘anybody who’s interested’

By CRAIG GARRETT STAFF WRITER NORTH PORT — Holly Shearer had never done what she did Thursday. The human resources director for King Plastic Corp. in North Port — the city’s largest private employer — Shearer and administrative assistant Natali Donnelly parked themselves at a folding table behind the main office off Toledo Blade Boulevard to await job-seekers. The company had posted entry-level jobs, a downstream technician position that starts at $15 an hour. But this is the twilight of the pandemic. Even in a heated jobs market, it’s tough finding workers, Shearer said — seemingly all employers are hiring, especially in that $15 range. So, King Plastic after 53 years in Sarasota County held its first pop-up job fair Thursday and will hold another next Thursday. Extending interview hours from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. is an even greater lure, she added. “We’d love to have any-body who’s interested,” said Shearer, who had questionnaires and a follow-up brain-teaser with a measuring tape and a rect-angle of half-inch plastic. Job-seekers were to follow a trail of bunched balloons on the campus to find the two women at the folding table. “We’re willing to give anybody a shot,” she said. King Plastic, of course, is in the same pickle as other employers in Florida and across the country. Job vacancies in March had soared nationally to about 15 million. North Port alone is awash in stories of fast food restaurants closing or cutting back hours due to lack of help. The dilemma is that many workers in the pandemic had hit the road, chose to remain home as their kids learned remotely, or collected hefty unemployment checks. That left the world upside down, some workers in today’s market not sure which direction to turn. And lower-wage workers also face a new crisis: afford-able housing is evaporating in a super hot market. North Port is just now seeing more modest housing opening or under construction. Mel Thomas, North Port’s economic development di-rector, said another dilemma is that women are slower in seeking jobs or returning to an old one, as childcare is expensive. That’s why employers such as PGT Innovations in Nokomis had offered signing bonuses, and others offer daycare or improved workplace environments, Thomas added, suggesting that employers recruit teens, perhaps scout trade schools, “to do things we’ve never done before.” By mid-morning Thursday, Shearer awaited her first interviewee. But her hope was that extended hours would help because “there’s always something good at King Plastic.” King Plastic Corp. is at 1100 N. Toledo-Blade Blvd., North Port. Job-seekers should check Indeed.com and the King Plastic website for further details. Email: craig.garrett@ yoursun.com Read article online

King House Dedication

Welcome Home Fashaw Family!

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped build and give hours of time and labor to build the King house for the Fashaw family! It is also the 150th home dedication for South Sarasota County Habitat for Humanity. The home dedication was attended by King Plastic Corporation’s Charlie King, Holly Shearer, and Bill Cohen.

newly built Habitat for Humanity Home with Fashaw Family, Charlie, Holly, and Bill.
newly built Habitat for Humanity Home Sponsored by King Plastic
newly built Habitat for Humanity Home.

Miami Museum Garage Made with King ColorCore®

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The façade along the 41st street entrance and exit of the Miami Museum Garage is designed by Nicolas Buffe, a French born artist. The black and white illustrations are made with 1/2” gauge, 48” x 96” size sheets of King ColorCore®, the multi-color engravable polymer sheet.

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Black and White Illustrations Made with King ColorCore®

 The Miami Design District is known for its sleek modern architecture, upscale interior design stores, and art galleries. It is the home of luxury fashion, celebrity-chef restaurants, and more – making it one of the world’s greatest shopping areas. The Design District surrounds visitors with some of the best architecture in the country, right down to the award-winning Museum Garage.

 The seven-story building has a mix of retail spaces, public spaces, and parking for approximately 800 vehicles. Miami Museum Garage features distinctly bold and eclectic styles crafted by five artists from all over the world. The façade along the 41st street entrance and exit of the building is designed by Nicolas Buffe, a French born artist. Buffe’s intricate 2D and 3D elements are crafted from laser-cut metals and fiber resin plastic depicting elephants, gargoyles and caryatids, and stone carvings of draped figures used as pillars for Greek Revival buildings. Four 23-foot-tall sculptures stand at the entrance and exit of the garage. The black and white illustrations and parking sign are made with 1/2” gauge 48” x 96” sheets of King ColorCore® polymer sheets in black/white/black and white/black/white.

Initial Situation
A mix of designers from around the world were brought together using the exquisite corpse method (from the original French term cadavre exquis), which involves a collection of images assembled by various artists with no regard or knowledge of what the other artists have drawn, producing one image whose components don’t necessarily match, but flow together as one playful composition. Each participating artist was assigned an area and depth to build out and given free rein to create fully individual designs. The result is a unique and modern architectural version of the exquisite corpse.

Task
The artist, Nicolas Buffe, and architect, Timothy Haahs & Associates, Inc. specified King ColorCore®, the multi-color engravable high-density polyethylene sheet with multiple layers of contrasting colors for the Miami Museum Garage.

Solution
King ColorCore® is a versatile multi-color engravable high-density polyethylene sheet with multiple layers of contrasting colors. It is a superior homogeneous sheet, a product of a unique state-of-the-art continuous process called Polyfusion, and manufactured to the highest standards in the industry. King ColorCore® has a matte finish on both sides of the sheet. It is environmentally stabilized to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions. King ColorCore® will not rust, delaminate or rot when exposed to UV, humidity or water. King ColorCore® is made with high-impact-resistant polymer to handle more abuse than conventional sign materials. Its thin cap layers and bright primary colors make it ideal for signage, marine, playground and recreational applications. For maximum versatility, standard colors are made to coordinate with King ColorBoard®. The polymer sheet never needs painting or refinishing, works like wood and it is easy to fabricate using common woodworking tools and techniques. The material is easy to engrave and machine, as the cap is approximately .050” thick.

8 TIPS ON USING HANDHELD CUTTING TOOLS

We are frequently asked which handheld cutting tools can be used to fabricate King StarBoard®. Below, we are sharing “8 Tips for Using Handheld Cutting Tools.


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WORKING WITH KING STARBOARD®

Care and Storage, Project Planning, Cleaning and Maintenance, Fabrication and Finishing

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KING STARBOARD® HELPS KIDS LEARN ABOUT NUTRITION THROUGH LEARNING GARDENS

Kimbal Musk, younger brother of Elon Musk and co-founder of The Kitchen Community, a 501c3 nonprofit, is connecting kids to real food by creating Learning Gardens in schools across America. Learning Gardens teaches children about food, healthy eating, lifestyle choices and the environment through lesson plans and activities tied into existing school curriculum.

 

Initially a regional program, The Kitchen Community built 260 USA Learning Gardens across Chicago, IL; Denver, CO; Los Angeles, CA; and Memphis, TN. The Kitchen Community then became part of a new nonprofit called Big Green, and this is where King StarBoard® became part of the story.

Big Green reached out to Colorado Plastic Products, an IAPD distributor based in Louisville, CO, USA. They were looking for a material that would hold up to outdoor elements and exposure to hundreds of children touching, handling and working with the raised flower beds that are part of the Learning Gardens program.

Charlie Waychoff, a member of Colorado Plastic Products’ inside sales team, recommended King Starboard, a marine grade polymer that is environmentally stabilized and withstands the harshest outdoor elements.

It does not warp, rot or delaminate when exposed to humidity or water. Waychoff knew King StarBoard could be fabricated just like wood and create a finished product that would be practical and look great. “King Plastic Corporation helped us a lot on this job because they could combine their custom color options with a 5′ x 10′ sheet size. It was great working with them,” said Waychoff.

From that first recommendation, Colorado Plastic Products started fabricating raised beds, seating and shade for Big Green’s Learning Gardens, making them attractive places to teach. All table tops, bench seats and signs are now made with King StarBoard in custom green colors, reinforcing Big Green’s image and goals for a generation of children who will eat their way to good health and live in a healthy environment.

According to Michael Fabbri, national sales manager for King Plastic Corporation, “It is always refreshing to learn that your product is in an application that is part of a bigger plan and that plan is having a positive impact on children’s lives.”

This article appeared in IAPD Magazine

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USING ADHESIVES

King StarBoard®, King StarBoard® ST, King ColorBoard®, King ColorCore®, and other King Plastic HDPE products

We are frequently asked how to apply and use adhesives with our products.  We want to remind you that generally, bonding polyethylene with adhesives does not result in a permanent structural bond, like mechanical fastening or welding. Please determine the suitability of using an adhesive yourself with proper testing.

We do not represent the following products, make any claims about their abilities or accept liability for them.

Using Adhesives

Tip #1

Adhesives do not result in a permanent structural bond. It is preferable to mechanically fasten or weld.

Using Adhesives

Tip #2

When an adhesive is necessary, you can use a product such as the following:

Lord 7542-AB

3M's Scotch-Weld DP-8005

Chem-Set™ 6105 Polyolefin Bonder

Using Adhesives

Tip #3

Make sure you have everything you need for the flame treatment:

A sheet of one hundred and twenty-grit sandpaper

A cleaning solvent such as Acetone, Toluene or Alcohol

A propane torch

Your selected adhesive of choice

Appropriate clamps to secure the bonded parts without damaging the finish of the King StarBoard® material

Using Adhesives Tip #4

Tip #4

Proper surface preparation of your polymer is critical when using adhesives.

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KING PLASTIC BRINGS IBEX TO YOU

King StarBoard® Display
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We look forward to seeing you at IBEX 2021!

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King StarBoard® Chain Set of Samples

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KING STARBOARD® LITERATURE

The Original Marine-Grade Polymer Sheet 
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KING STARBOARD® AS LITERATURE

The Anti-Skid Marine-Grade Polymer Sheet
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KING STARBOARD® XL LITERATURE

The Lightweight Marine-Grade Cellular Sheet
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The Lightweight Marine-Grade Cellular Utility Sheet
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ORDER KING DURASTYLE® CUSTOM CABINET DOORS IN 7 EASY STEPS!

What is the King DuraStyle® Custom Cabinet Door Program?

King DuraStyle® Custom Cabinet Door Program combines King StarBoard® ST, the environmentally stabilized polymer building sheet, with designer styles and state-of-the-art CNC fabrication. The doors have a matte gloss finish and are developed to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions.

Made with Genuine King StarBoard® ST

The doors are made with genuine King StarBoard® ST and will not rust, delaminate or rot when exposed to UV, humidity or water. King DuraStyle® custom cabinet doors never need painting or refinishing. Ideal for outdoor areas where there may be water, high humidity and moisture. The doors will perfectly match the cabinetry you build using King StarBoard® ST.

King DuraStyle® Custom Cabinet Doors

Why Order King DuraStyle® Doors?

The King DuraStyle® Custom Cabinet Door Program puts precision door and panel fabrication within reach of cabinet makers that either don’t have the resources to CNC route the doors or don’t want to mix polymer shavings into their wood waste stream. The doors come in 28 styles and 10 standard colors. Custom styles, sizes and colors are available upon request.

Here is how to order King DuraStyle® Doors in 7 Easy Steps:

Order King DuraStyle® Custom Cabinet Doors in 7 Easy Steps!

How to Order

  1. ORDER FORM: Catalog and order forms available below in the downloads section
  2. SELECT DOOR/DRAWER STYLE(S): Reference the King DuraStyle® Custom Cabinet Door Program Catalog to Select Door/Drawer Styles(s)
    Options include 6 shaker styles, 15 raised panel styles, 4 beadboard styles, and 3 slab styles
  3. SELECT COLOR(S): 10 Designer Colors Available
    Black, Mocha Brown, Nutmeg, Indigo, Charcoal Gray, Slate Gray, Dolphin Gray, Sunshade, Seafoam, White/White
  4. INCLUDE ELEVATION PLANS: Acceptable files are PDF, JPG, TIFF, and DXF
    Elevation plans will help with the accuracy of door and drawer alignment
  5. INDICATE DRAWERS OR DOORS: “D” For Door and “W” for Drawer
    Made your selection in the D/W column
  6. COMPLETE ALL FIELDS: Provide Quantity, Width, Height, D/W, Cost
    This will help ensure your order is made to the indicated specifications
  7. SELECT LEAD TIME OPTION: Standard, Rush, Or Expedite
    Standard ships in 10 business days – no upcharge
    Rush ships in 7 business days – 50% upcharge
    Expedite ships in 3 business days – 75% upcharge

Downloads

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SUMMIT METRO PARK SIGNS

As Seen in Signs of the Times!

Summit Metro Parks Signs

Hampton Hills Metro Park is approximately 655 acres. The new outdoor signs include an entrance park sign and new Mountain Bike trailhead signs to indicate the trail is open or closed. The signs are made with 3/4” gauge, 48” x 96” size sheets of King ColorCore®, the multi-color engravable polymer sheet, in a custom color of brown/yellow/brown. The main entrance sign has a bright yellow, reflective aluminum component, and routed leaf to match the Summit Metro Parks branding.

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KING PLASTIC BRINGS IWF INTERNATIONAL WOODWORKING FAIR TO YOU!

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See you at AWFS® Fair July 20-23, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV!
and IWF International Woodworking Fair August 23-26, 2022 in Atlanta, GA!

What’s New


King StarBoard® ST New Colors

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King StarBoard® ST is Available in 10 Standard Colors

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CNC FABRICATION TIPS

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VIDEO: WORKS LIKE WOOD

Discover exciting new business opportunities in the fast-growing outdoor living and commercial markets with King StarBoard® ST.
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ARCHITECTURAL/
COMMERCIAL CATALOG

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KING DURASTYLE® CUSTOM CABINET DOOR PROGRAM

Made with King StarBoard® ST, the polymer building sheet that lasts a lifetime.
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FABRICATION GUIDE

Woodworking Tools and CNC Fabrication.
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OUTDOOR KITCHENS FLYER

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OUTDOOR FURNITURE FLYER

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KING PLASTIC BRINGS ISA INTERNATIONAL SIGN EXPO® TO YOU!

ISA International Sign Expo® has been opens in a new windowcanceled due to COVID-19, but we want to stay in touch to share What’s New!
 
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See you at ISA International Sign Expo® April 7-9, 2021 in Las Vegas, NV!

What’s New


King StarBoard® ST New Colors

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King ColorCore® Chain Set or Color Card Sample

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Fan Decks and Chain Sets Available. Let us know you would like a fan deck or chain set. 
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CNC FABRICATION TIPS

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KING STARBOARD® ST

Product Literature: The Polymer Building Sheet That Lasts a Lifetime.
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KING PLASTIC PRODUCT CATALOG

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FABRICATION GUIDE

Woodworking Tools and CNC Fabrication.
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KING COLORCORE®

Product Literature: The Multi-Color Engravable Polymer Sheet.
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OCEANSIDE HARBOR

Case Study: Iconic Outdoor Sign Made with King ColorCore®. 
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SUMMIT METRO STATE PARKS

Case Study: Park Entrance Signs and Trail Signs Made with King ColorCore®.
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OSCAR SCHERER STATE PARK

Case Study: Park Entrance Signs and Trail Signs Made with King ColorCore®.
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THE SAN CLEMENTE BEACH TRAIL

Case Study: Sign Frames Made with King ColorCore®.
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PARKS & RECREATION

Target Market Flyer: Signs and Playgrounds Made with King ColorCore®.
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THE HOUSE THAT KING PLASTIC CORP., BUILT WITH HABITAT FOR HUMANITY SOUTH SARASOTA COUNTY

North Port, Florida, July 28, 2020 – King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs, and massive shapes has partnered with Habitat for Humanity to build a home in North Port, Florida.

“We are excited to be able to help a deserving family in South Sarasota get a new home,” said Jeff King, President of King Plastic Corporation. “King Plastic has sponsored a home and employees are volunteering to help with the home building process. The new home is located in the North Port Community.”

About Habitat for Humanity South Sarasota County

Since 1992, Habitat South Sarasota’s goal has been to build or renovate safe, decent, affordable, energy-efficient homes for those in need in south Sarasota County, FL. Habitat educates our homeowners so that they may succeed in homeownership and pass their newly acquired knowledge onto the next generation. To learn. More about Habitat for Humanity, visit Habitat South Sarasota.

About King Plastic Corporation

Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine industry (King StarBoard® brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial, and other markets. The company headquarters is a 250,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida. To learn more about King Plastic Corporation or to find a distributor, visit King Plastic

7/11/2020 Sod and Painting Day


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KING HY-PACT® SUPER TOUGH POLYMER

As Seen In Packaging World and Food Pro!

King Hy-Pact® Super Tough Polymer Ad

THE POLYMER THAT PERFORMS
King Hy-Pact® is the smart choice for many high abuse applications.
Gears, machine parts, sprockets, star wheels, wear strips, and more.

King Hy-Pact® is the super-tough industrial polymer sheet that helps the food processing and packaging industry see improved efficiency and performance. Machine parts operate clean without contamination, lubricants, rust, or corrosion. The material is easy to clean and resistant to harsh chemicals.

Tests have shown after 2,000 hours of UV exposure, King Hy-Pact® outperforms both UV stabilized HDPE and UHMW with superior toughness in wear resistance, flexibility, and high-impact strength. It has a clean white color with a smooth, non-skived finish for better material flow.

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KING PLASTIC LAUNCHES KING PLASTIC UNIVERSITY

April 22, 2020 (North Port, FL) — King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes announced today the launch of King Plastic University, a new eLearning resource platform.

King Plastic University provides product training to its strategic partners. Each course consists of an agenda, video, literature, quiz and certificate upon completion. The online resource gives participants the convenience to expand their King Plastic product knowledge anywhere, anytime, and at no cost.

“We are excited to offer our strategic partners an online learning resource where they can take any course they want at any time they need it,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager of King Plastic Corporation. “The curated list of courses is set up by product brand and includes applications and markets for our customers. They can access product knowledge and learn exactly what they need.”

5 Reasons To Enroll:

Are you interested in learning remotely?
New to King Plastic product brands?
Want to be an expert in selling the leading brands in the plastics industry?
Need to be refreshed in our product brands?
Need a subject for your next sales meeting?

About King Plastic Corporation
Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine industry (King StarBoard
® brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial and other markets. The company headquarters is a 250,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida. To learn more about King Plastic Corporation or to find a distributor, visit www.kingplastic.com

A MESSAGE TO OUR CUSTOMERS REGARDING COVID-19

To Our Valued Customers,

At King Plastic Corporation, we understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and are committed to being responsive to the needs of our customers and employees.

We are closely monitoring updates from public health officials and government agencies so that we can make ongoing assessments. Our staff is in weekly contact with our suppliers and monitoring the situation in our supply chain. We will alert customers in the event of any impact on delivery schedules.

To limit the potential impact of COVID-19 on our employees, company operations, and valued customers, we are taking cautionary measures.

Additional safety measures include:

  • 6 feet social distancing
  • Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick
  • Covering a cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throwing the tissue in the trash
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Staying at home when sick and seeking appropriate medical care
  • Using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available

Finally, our employees are asked not to travel on business, and visitors to King Plastic are asked not to visit at this time. 

Please visit King Plastic News for the latest updates.

For additional information about COVID-19, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sincerely,

Jeff King, President

KING PLASTIC NAMES VINCENT MCELHONE NEW INDEPENDENT SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR NEW ENGLAND AND MID-ATLANTIC STATES

Vincent McElhone

NORTH PORT, FL, March 1, 2020King Plastic Corporation, the leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes, today announced the appointment of Vincent McElhone as a new Independent Sales Representative covering accounts in New England and Mid-Atlantic states.

McElhone has 35 years of experience in the plastics industry. His career started in 1985 as a Seminar Coordinator for Society of Plastics Engineers where he worked promoting and managing plastics events for the trade association. In 1988, McElhone moved on to sales and sales management roles at numerous sheet extruder companies such as Kleerdex (Kydex), Dynamit Nobel (Vycom), as well as Royalite /Spartech. In 2002, McElhone started his independent sales rep firm, Stand-Up Plastics, in Old Saybrook, CT. Today, McElhone continues representing numerous product lines for companies selling to distributors, plastics fabricators, and original equipment manufacturers for the medical, mass transit, military, signage, and marine industries.

McElhone served on the Board of Directors for the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoforming Division from 1997-2002. The Board of Directors responsibilities included expanding and educating about the thermoforming technology and process within the plastics industry at large under the guidance of the SPE membership network.

“We are very excited for the wealth of knowledge and experience Vincent will bring to our customers,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager at King Plastic Corporation. “His extensive background and technical knowledge in the plastics industry will make him a great resource for our customers in the New England and Mid-Atlantic states territory. McElhone’s primary focus will be on growing the company’s market share in the architectural and industrial markets.”

To learn more about King Plastic Corporation, visit www.kingplastic.com.

About King Plastic Corporation

Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine industry (King StarBoard® brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial and other markets. The company headquarters is a 250,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida.

SUNDAYS ARE FUNDAYS: COMMUNITY FREE SUNDAYS TO CHARLOTTE STONE CRABS GAMES

Update March 16, 2020

Stone Crab Season Delayed

During the 2020 season, enjoy “Community FREE Sundays” to the Charlotte Stone Crabs Games with FREE admission and FREE parking at Charlotte Sports Park! Presented by King Plastic Corporation! Get tickets.

For open positions, please go to openings.

Stone Crabs Baseball Schedule 2020

Community Free Sundays with FREE admission and FREE parking at Charlotte Sports Park! Presented by King Plastic Corporation!

OUTDOOR DURABILITY. INDOOR STYLE.

As Seen in FDMC Magazine

3 New Colors: Nutmeg, Indigo, and Slate Gray

King DuraStyle® combines King StarBoard® ST, the environmentally stabilized polymer building sheet, with designer styles and state-of-the-art CNC fabrication. The doors will never warp, rot or delaminate. No painting or refinishing required. Choose from 28 door styles and 10 designer colors.

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TOY MANUFACTURER BUILDS PLAYBOARDS MADE WITH KING COLORCORE® FOR TODDLERS AND SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN

North Port, Florida, December 16, 2019 – King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes announced today that its popular brand, King ColorCore®, is being discovered in toy applications for toddlers and special needs children, thanks to a Minneapolis 501(c)(3) charitable organization, Playtime Tech.

For over 50 years, King Plastic’s innovations, combined with its customers’ imaginations, have led to the creation of entirely new categories of applications including Playtime Tech’s large interactive Playboards, which are mounted on walls in children’s hospitals and other institutions.  Playtime Tech also donates smaller hand-held Playboards which cultivate fine motor skills and foster cognitive development in toddlers and children with special needs.

“We are very excited to see an amazing application made from our material,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager at King Plastic Corporation.

“We’re thrilled to have the enthusiasm and support of King Plastic,” said Dave Graff, Founder and Board Chairman at Playtime Tech. “I reached out to the executive team at King Plastic, who from our research would be the ideal company to potentially come alongside Playtime Tech to help put together a best in class product. King has been fabulous in working with us to get these interactive Playboards into institutions serving toddlers and special needs children. The interactive Playboards have been a powerful means to help patients or siblings visiting their brothers/sisters in children’s’ hospitals, Shriners Hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses across the Unites States.”

Interactive Playboards have been donated/installed at the following locations:

Minnesota: Autism Society of Minnesota, Children’s Hospital of Minneapolis, Gillette Children’s Hospital, Hennepin County Medical Center, Ronald McDonald House and Shriners Hospital

Michigan: Children’s Hospital of Detroit, Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor, Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Ronald McDonald House in Detroit and Ann Arbor as well as the Wing Lake Development Center in Bloomfield

Boston: Franciscan Children’s

Wall-Mounted Playboards by Playtime Tech

The 33” x 23” interactive wall-mounted Playboards are made with King ColorBoard®, a colorful environmentally stabilized high-density polyethylene sheet. The polymer sheet never needs painting or refinishing, works like wood and it is easy to fabricate using common woodworking tools and techniques.

Hand-Held Playboards by Playtime Tech

The 11” x 9” interactive portable Playboards are made with King ColorCore®, the multi-color engravable polymer sheet. It is a superior homogeneous sheet, a product of a unique state-of-the-art continuous process called Polyfusion, and manufactured to the highest standards in the industry. It is environmentally stabilized to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions. King ColorCore® will not rust, delaminate or rot when exposed to UV, humidity or water. The thin cap layers and bright primary colors make it ideal for signage, marine, playground and recreational applications.

About King Plastic Corporation

Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine industry (King StarBoard® brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial and other markets. The company headquarters is a 250,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida. To learn more about King Plastic Corporation or to find a distributor, visit www.kingplastic.com

About Playtime Tech

Playtime Tech is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that manufactures and donates interactive Playboards to cultivate fine motor skills and foster cognitive development in toddlers and children with special needs. All monetary donations are invested back into the organization to help fund additional interactive Playboards that are donated to children’s hospitals, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Ronald McDonald Houses and other organizations serving toddlers and special needs kids.

To learn more about Playtime Tech or to donate, visit www.playtimetech.org

KING PLASTIC ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF THREE NEW COLORS TO KING STARBOARD® ST AND KING DURASTYLE®

New Color Lineup For King StarBoard® ST

December 12, 2019 (North Port, FL) — King Plastic Corporation, a leading manufacturer of polymer sheets, slabs, and massive shapes introduces three new color offerings to the opens in a new windowKing StarBoard® ST product line and opens in a new windowKing DuraStyle® Custom Cabinet Door Program: Nutmeg, Indigo, and Slate Gray.

10 Standard Colors

The new colors provide more design options, complement many popular colors in the product lines, and inspires consumers to incorporate the hues into both indoor and outdoor living spaces.

“We partnered with a color consultant to help us forecast the latest hues by trends in art, product design and architecture. The three new colors reflect the ways consumers are living, interacting, and expressing themselves,” said Michael Fabbri, National Sales Manager of King Plastic Corporation. “We’re constantly innovating from both product and color standpoint to keep end-users on the forefront of design.”

King DuraStyle® Custom Cabinet Door Program combines King StarBoard® ST, the environmentally stabilized polymer building sheet, with designer styles and state-of-the-art CNC fabrication. The doors come in 28 styles and 10 standard colors. Custom styles, sizes and colors are available upon request. The doors have a matte gloss finish and are developed to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions. They will not rust, delaminate or rot when exposed to UV, humidity or water. King DuraStyle® custom cabinet doors never need painting or refinishing. Ideal for outdoor areas where there may be water, high humidity and moisture.

King StarBoard® ST is a unique and advanced, high-density polyethylene building sheet that lasts a lifetime. The polymer sheet is 25% stiffer than the original King StarBoard®. It is a product of a proprietary process called K-Stran™, the most advanced manufacturing process for superior flatness and consistency. King StarBoard® ST has a matte gloss finish on both sides of the sheet. It is environmentally stabilized to withstand the harshest outdoor conditions. King StarBoard® ST will not rust, delaminate or rot when exposed to UV, humidity or water. It is one of our most scratch-resistant polymers, making it an excellent construction material for cabinetry, furniture and architectural partitions. The polymer sheet never needs painting or refinishing, works like wood and is easy to fabricate using common woodworking tools and techniques.

About King Plastic Corporation

Founded in 1968, King Plastic Corporation is a leading manufacturer of quality polymer sheets, slabs, and massive shapes—including several products pioneered by the company. Its polymers are sold worldwide through a network of top plastics distributors to customers who fabricate products for the marine industry (King StarBoard® Brand), signage, food service, healthcare, architectural, industrial, and other markets. The company headquarters is a 250,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in North Port, Florida. To learn more about King Plastic Corporation or to find a distributor, visit King Plastic.

New Colors Available December 12th, 2019!

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Color Inspiration of King StarBoard® ST