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1/24/17 Sapona Plastics issues notice regarding stainless steel fiber grill cleaning brushes manufactured by the company.

Please note that Sapona Plastics labels all stainless steel fiber grill brushes we manufacture with the following warning instructions:

Important instructions!

Caution: Use only on cold grills.  After cleaning the grill, and before cooking: Ensure the grilling surface is clean of all foreign objects, including any grill brush wires.  Keep all food away from the grill and grill area until all grill cleaning is completed.  Grill brushes will wear out from use and should be replaced when worn.  It is recommended the grill brush be replaced anually to avoid excessive wear and tear that can degrade the brush.

Precaucion! Usar solamente en parrillas frias.

Despues de limpiar la parrilla y antes de asar:  Asegurese de que la superficie de la parrilla este libre de todos los objetos extranos, incluyendo cualquier cepillo de alambre para parrilla.  Mantenga toda la comida lejos de la parrilla y el area de la parilla, hasta que haya completado toda la lipieza de la parrilla.  Los cepillos para parrilla se deben reemplazar cuando esten desgastados.

 

1/18/17 Sapona Plastics changes remit to and mailing addresses:

Our new remit to address is:

Sapona Plastics, LLC

PO Box 21702

Tampa, FL  33622-1702

New mailing address:

7039 US Hwy 220 S.

Asheboro, NC 27205-1581

We have also added Stacy McDowell as accounting manager.

9/27/16 Sapona Adds Milacron 500 Ton MPs machine

Sapona Plastics, LLC announces that a 500 Ton Milacron MPs molding machine has been added this week.  The machine is a 2 platen hybrid (hydraulic/electric) injection molding machine.

A new 35 Ton Roboshot was added earlier in the year.

2/28/12 Sapona Employees Achieve Certification

Sapona Plastics, LLC announces that Scott Auman, Plant Manager, and Rogon Walker, VP of Operations have completed intensive education and hands on training to become RJG Master Molder II certified.  The 160 hours of training is the culmination of their entire careers to date in the plastic injection molding industry.  Both graduated from the 4 weeks of classes with high honors.  Only about 600 people have achieved the Master Molder II certification in scientific molding and decoupled process.  The skills and knowledge gained will help to improve quality, reduce cost, and expand the companies ability to achieve robust molding processes.

The training was funded in part by a Incumbent Workforce Development Training grant from the state of North Carolina.  It ensures that today’s workers can meet tomorrow’s challenges. 

6/1/11 Sapona Plastics Address Change

In order to more clearly indicate the plant address to 9-1-1 authorities, Sapona Plastics physical address is changing from:

133 Oak View Ln., Asheboro, NC 27205

to

7039 US Hwy 220 S., Asheboro, NC 27205

There is no mail receptacle at this location therefore US Mail should continue to be addressed to:

PO Box 2464, Asheboro, NC 27204-2464


5/9/11 Sapona Plastics to drop ISO 13485 Medical Device Manufacture certification

Effective immediately, Sapona Plastics will no longer maintain certification to the ISO13485 standard. This decision to drop the certification was based on the lack of applicability of the medical device standard to current product lines. The company will retain the capability to reinstate the certification as appropriate for customer needs. ISO 9000 certification will be maintained.

10/31/08 Sapona Plastics buys Premier Molded assets

Sapona Plastics is announcing that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Berguda Holdings, LLC d/b/a Premier Molded Plastics of Leland, NC. The purchase includes all of the thermoplastic molding equipment, as well as accounts payable and accounts receivable. The asset purchase does not include the thermoset operation....Read More

 
8/9/07 Polymer Concepts Merges Into Sapona Plastics
Polymer Concepts, Inc. of Randleman, NC and Sapona Plastics, LLC of Asheboro, NC are pleased to announce effective August 10, 2007 that Polymer Concepts is merging it's molding business into Sapona Plastics. The companies expect to consolidate molding operations by the end of August to the nearby 50,000 square foot Asheboro, NC location.  ...
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6/20/06 - Sapona Plastics UL Recognized Molder

6/1/06 - Sapona Plastics Acquires Assets of Whit Corp.
Whit Corporation and Sapona Plastics, LLC of Asheboro, NC are pleased to announce effective June 1, 2006 that Sapona Plastics has purchased the assets of Whit Corporation. The companies expect to consolidate manufacturing operations during August. Whit manufactured products including grill brushes, cleaning brushes and other products will now be manufactured by Sapona Plastics, LLC. Sales representation and distribution channels will remain unchanged. Key personnel of Whit are now employed by Sapona Plastics including W. Michael Whitaker, president of Whit.

Both companies are committed to customer satisfaction and recognize that 100% on time delivery of quality product is a must. The integration of the two companies provides a powerful combination of capabilities and resources for our customers. Both companies offer a similar approach to customer service. We will continue to build on an outstanding line of unusually useful patented Whit products, recognized for quality and durability, along with complimentary products produced by Sapona. Sapona's larger injection molding facility and modern equipment will insure long term competitiveness through value added manufacturing efficiency.

10/31/05 - Sapona Plastics Acquires Bucket Line
(Asheboro) Sapona Plastics, LLC has purchased the entire bucket product line from the Fi-Shock division of Woodstream Corp.. The purchase included inventory, molds and a 230 Ton molding machine. "The bucket product line fits well with our other proprietary products. We look forward to servicing existing customers as well as expanding distribution through other channels" according to Richard Mack, VP Sales and Marketing for Sapona Plastics. The Woodstream/Fi-Shock facility located in Knoxville, TN will continue manufacturing and distribution of other products.

8/23/05 - Sapona Plastics adds Design Workstation
(Asheboro) Sapona Plastics has initially selected Alibre Design software for 3D modeling and design communication. The software is used to develop new products and review customer designs. "3D parametric modeling software is an important tool as we provide full service engineering and design input. Our extensive experience in plastic molding coupled with early involvement in design helps ensure our customers' success" according to Dean Lail, president of the company.

Alibre was selected for it's ease of use, on line support, and low cost. We are already fully up to speed with the capabilities of the software having completed multiple new designs in addition to completing online training. Alibre also offers online interactive technical assistance where an experienced support person can assist with design techniques. Full Story....

5/20/04 - Sapona Plastics Establishes in Seagrove Area


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“Rogon and Scott received RJG Master Molder II certification.  This is not only a validation of two outstanding individuals’ skllls and knowledge gained from years of experience, but also a stimulus to improvement that will benefit their coworkers and customers.”