The Heart of Work has a long association with the plastic industry. From plastic extrusions to molded and formed components, companies and workers in the Joplin Region have long been major contributors to the industry.

That means companies can count on a supply of skilled workers who understand their needs and can help them get production underway more quickly and efficiently. Local education providers are already geared to giving residents the skills the plastics industry needs. For example, Pittsburg State University offers programs in plastics technology.

In addition, railroads are already accustomed to delivering plastic pellets to facilities, so the basic supply chain is already in place. Plus, our extensive highway and rail transportation network makes it easier to ship finished goods to customers throughout North America.