With demand for clear barriers increasing during the Coronavirus, our Spartech Paulding, Ohio plant swiftly pivoted to plexiglass. As a result, we now have plans to immediately hire over 20 new full-time employees.
Located in Northwest Ohio, Spartech’s Paulding plant normally produces various thermoplastic polymer and high impact polystyrene materials, not clear acrylic (plexiglass). But in the “new normal,” our Paulding team nimbly shifted to producing plexiglass, which is used for sneeze guards and other clear protective barriers at grocery stores, retail outlets, schools and municipalities. The plant has already converted two production lines for our acrylic sheet products such as TufGlas™ and are in the process of converting at least one more line. In the meantime, business continues to accelerate. In fact, just since this program started two weeks ago, our plant has produced enough material to equip over 4,000 grocery store cashier lines.
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