14 Nov 2020

If you’ve got a plastic manufacturing project on the horizon, chances are you’ve tried to do some research into local plastic manufacturers. Finding the right company might seem like a simple enough task, but with all of the ads, misleading information, and foreign competitors, it can be tough to find a straight answer. That’s why we’ve put together this short guide to help you navigate the process, and hopefully find a solution that works for your business. 


Plastic Manufacturers in the U.S.A


Rex Plastics is an American manufacturer based in Vancouver, Washington. Plastic manufacturers based in the U.S follow criteria set by the Society of Plastics Industry (SPI). This ensures that customers can be confident that American made plastics are held to a higher standard.


Also important to note, most plastic injection molds made in the U.S are owned by the client. Generally, if your account is in good standing with your molder, you can take your mold to another manufacturer without inconvenience. 


Outsourcing Plastic Production

image showing molds used in plastic manufacturing

The allure of overseas manufacturing can be powerful to some companies, with the promise of lower prices and cheaper labor. But more often than not, these savings are only temporary. Lower quality materials, miscommunications, and shoddy molds can all lead to costly delays and production problems. While there are plenty of reputable, high-quality manufacturers overseas, your odds of finding one are significantly better here in the U.S.A. 

Outsourcing work might seem like a good idea at first, but it’s a bit like choosing a cut-rate mechanic. They’ll make all sorts of promises to get you in the door, but once work begins, you’re stuck with whatever they decide to do. That money saved at the start can soon turn into more spent trying to fix the new problems.


American Resurgence 


For many years, the trend in manufacturing was outsourcing to Asia. But since 2019, we’ve seen a reversal in this trend. More and more companies are starting to realize the advantages that come with supporting American made products and manufacturers. From quality craftsmanship to affordable prices, America has begun to reassert itself as a manufacturing powerhouse across the world. 


Rex Plastics; an American Story


Rex Plastics is proud to support the American plastic injection and manufacturing industry. Our products are all guaranteed to be manufactured in the U.S, and we strive to use American-made plastics whenever possible. 

Rex Plastics is a full-service plastic injection molding contract manufacturer. From concept to production, we have the experience, knowledge, and expertise necessary to take your idea and make it a reality. If you have a product you’d like to bring to life, contact us for more information, or request a quote today.