4nd Quarter 2018 Newsletter
It’s official. K&E Plastics has been certified by the SBA as a HUBzone Company effective October 30, 2018.
“I would like to thank the K&E staff and the Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center for going through the HUBZONE application process”, said Eric Broderson, President of K&E Plastics. “We are hopeful the HUBZONE certification will be beneficial for K&E Plastics as we will be able to bring our expertise in machining of plastic parts to government customers in a more direct and strategic way”
“We have positioned the company for growth over the last several years with the addition of new machinery while supporting a grassroots workforce development initiative at the local level”, continued Broderson. “The economy seems to be doing ok so the HUBZONE certification comes at a perfect time”.
A consortium of local manufacturers, including K&E Plastics, continues to constructively engage with our local tech center on the CNC Training Program. Along with 3 CNC Training programs, ranging from entry level to more advanced programming, we have just supplemented that curriculum with Blue Print Reading and GD&T. “ I am encouraged by the progress of the CNC Training Program”, said Eric Broderson, President of K&E Plastics. “ Not only are we seeing a platform for manufacturing skills development but it also sends a positive message to the community that K&E and the participating companies have good paying jobs we are actively looking to fill”
K&E Plastics has been informed by a number of our key material suppliers that effective January 2019, there will be price increases on a host of thermoplastics and thermosets. K&E Plastics will not compromise our manufacturing or quality processes in light of these increases however many of our customers may see a modest price increase in quoting in the new year. K&E Plastics values all our customers and K&E would like to thank you for your continued business. K&E Plastics has attached the price increases for your reference.
Hudson Valley Community College
K&E Plastics is pleased to have Kevin McKenna and Tanner Main working over the Christmas break. Kevin and Tanner are current students at Hudson Valley Community College and they have a bright future in advanced manufacturing, hopefully at K&E Plastics!
About K&E Plastics
K&E Plastics is a leader in the manufacturing of plastics and non-metallic parts for the aerospace, electrical, medical, utility, automotive and defense industries. The company was formed in 1966 in New Jersey by Peter Broderson and relocated to Vermont in 1985. The company is now led by Eric Broderson and is located in the Morse Industrial Park in Bennington, Vermont.