Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Site will return to manufacturing within the next few months.
On March 27, Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed paid a visit to the Plastics Group of America, touring both its existing production facility as well as the restoration project being done by the company at the Jules Desurmont Mill complex site on Fairmont Street in Woonsocket. Joining the Senator and his staff members at TPG were Mayor Leo T. Fontaine, and Woonsocket’s Director of Economic Development, Matt Wojcik. At the company’s main plant, the focus of the tour led by TPG’s Executive Vice President, Mike Rosenthal, was the company’s new multi-million dollar extruder that was recently installed. It will significantly enhance the company’s production capabilities. The Senator and Woonsocket city officials then joined Bob Lebeaux, TPG’s …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Woonsocket resident started with company in 2011.
The Plastics Group of America (TPG), supplier and manufacturer of thermoplastic resins headquartered in Woonsocket, has named Ed Joanis its Director of Maintenance. Ed, a Woonsocket resident, joined company in 2011. He'll be responsible for making sure plant operations at both of TPG’s locations on River Street and at the ongoing restoration of the Jules Desurmont Mill Complex on Fairmont Street are running smoothly. “Ed has been in the business for 25 years, providing companies with expert facility maintenance during that time. Whether the challenge involves PLCs, plumbing or wiring, Ed has the experience and applied expertise to get whatever is broken back up and running with a minimum of delay," said Bob Lebeaux, President of (TPG…
Friday, August 24, 2012
Company releases photos of work site.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Bob Lebeaux, president at The Plastics Group of America (TPG), says the company is making strides in its restoration efforts at the former Jules Desurmont Mill complex at 84 Fairmont St. The city's Economic Development Director Matt Wojcik suggested the 6.6. acre property for TPG's expansion when the former owner's plans for the building failed to materialize. “Since we officially took possession of the site in late July, we have been busy clearing out and cleaning up the site. While local contractors and company personnel have already devoted countless hours to this noble project, they have only begun to scratch the surface on what needs to be done,” Lebeaux said. The restoration is expected to be finished by October/November and …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Plastics Group of America is purchasing property for expansion.
Plastics Group of America's (TPG), pending purchase of 84 Fairmount St., the former Jules Desurmont Worsted Mill, is a positive economic and public safety step for the city. Not only will the sale put the vacant building to use for its intended purpose - manufacturing, bringing about 10-20 new jobs, it will also scratch a big worry off the fire department's list of potential hazards. Mayor Leo Fontaine spoke about the plans during a meeting between city officials and the company's representatives at Costa Park across the river from the mill Monday morning. He said the spot is nearby Imperial Packaging, which houses a number of cardboard products. Both spots are close to many homes. Had the building ever caught fire, "It would've been …