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US Cast Will Be On-Hand at the 58th Annual IAPD Convention & Plastics Expo

09.18.2014

PITTSGROVE, NJ, September 18, 2014 – The 58th Annual IAPD Convention & Plastics Expo is being held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, IL from Monday, October 27 to Thursday, October 30, 2014 and US Cast will be in attendance. Visit US Cast at the Expo on Thursday in Booth #201.

This year's event is set to offer attendees and vendors an exciting number of educational sessions, networking opportunities, and more. Convention delegates will enjoy sales and business training, inspiration and advice from two keynote speakers, technical sessions, and the fun and creative IAPD Plastics Application Design Competition. The IAPD Plastics Application Design Competition has both a Corporate Division and a Collegiate Division, with a grand prize in each tier valued at $2,500 and stories in The IAPD Magazine. At the end of the three-day Expo, a closing party will be held at the House of Blues Chicago

Registration and Costs: A one-day registration is available for those who want to attend the Expo's final day only on Thursday, October 30th. The cost for OEMs, designers, specifiers, engineers, students, MROs, and faculty members is free and includes access to Thursday's Expo, educational sessions, lunch, and closing party. The cost for one-day registrations for distributors and fabricators is $99 for IAPD members and $199 for non-members. The one-day registration cost for manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, resin manufacturers, recyclers, and associated products and service professionals is $299 for IAPD members and $399 for non-members. The registration cost for the full three-day convention is as follows: $715 for IAPD members (and $275 for companions) and $1,200 for non-members (and $375 for companions). 

To register for the 58th Annual IAPD Convention & Plastics Expo, visit the Expo's registration website at: http://www.iapd.org/events/2014_registration.cfm#delegate.

About the International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD)

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD) was established in 1956. This collective works to bring plastics distributors, fabricators, manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, recyclers, and service providers together in an organized environment where a free flow of ideas and information can be exchanged to help members build their businesses.  And plastics users can find resources for their ideas, projects, and products.

About US Cast

US Cast is a member of the International Association of Plastics Distribution and one of the country's leading manufacturers of cast acrylic rods and tubes. Located in Pittsgrove, N.J., the company was founded by World War II veteran Albert O’Brien in 1954 as United Resins. The company has since been rebranded as US CAST, Inc., a name which better reflects our American-made, quality cast acrylic tubes and rods.

For additional information on US Cast please visit:  http://uscast.net

To arrange a visit with US Cast during the IAPD Convention, please email Paul Baron, GM at paul@uscast.net

US Cast Brings on The Tandem Group as Midwest Rep

08.07.2014

New Jersey Manufacturer of Clear Cast Acrylic Tubes & Rods Celebrates 60th Year. Begins Phase 2 Long Term Strategic Growth Path to Support Distributors and Industry 

PITTSGROVE, NJ – AUGUST 4, 2014 – US Cast is pleased to announce the partnership with The Tandem Group as its manufacturing representatives in the Midwest Region.

“Brian Olson and Dick Olson bring experience, long-term relationships, and product knowledge that will help grow US Cast Partnerships with distributors within their region.” - Paul Baron, US Cast’s General Manager for Customer Relations and Sales.

Following the death of its founder, Al O’Brien, in 2013, US Cast continues Al’s legacy as the top family owned American manufacturer of cast acrylic tubes and rods.  To achieve its goal of providing outstanding customer service, US Cast has added The Tandem Group as its Midwest Rep to help support US Cast’s strategic growth objectives, and as a way to leverage US Cast’s commitment to expanding production capacity and adding personnel to guarantee industry leading quality assurance.  Together these changes will position US Cast as the market leader for the next 60 years.

Founded in 1954, US Cast (www.uscast.net) is an American manufacturer of the highest quality clear cast acrylic tubing from 1.5” to 14” diameter, and rods from 5/16” to 6” diameter. All US Cast products are UL, FDA, and ASTM D5436 Certified. 

Contact US Cast today for your immediate needs, at 856-347-2342 or by email at sales@uscast.net

US Cast, Inc. Receives 2014 Best of Elmer Award

07.11.2014

Elmer Award Program Honors the Achievement

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ELMER July 4, 2014 -- US Cast, Inc. has been selected for the 2014 Best of Elmer Award in the Plastic Fabrication Company category by the Elmer Award Program.

Each year, the Elmer Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Elmer area a great place to live, work and play.

Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2014 Elmer Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Elmer Award Program and data provided by third parties.

About Elmer Award Program

The Elmer Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Elmer area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.

The Elmer Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community's contributions to the U.S. economy.


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IAPD Welcomes New Member US Cast, Inc.

03.06.2014
By: IAPD.org                                                                                        
Published: March 6, 2014


OVERLAND PARK, Kans. - The International Association of Plastics Distribution is pleased to announce that US Cast, Inc., a manufacturer, has joined the association. The company’s headquarters is located in a 30,000 square foot facility in Pittsgrove, NJ, USA. They specialize in cast acrylic products and are proud of being an American-based, environmentally friendly manufacturer. US Cast, Inc. was founded by World War II veteran Albert O’Brien in 1954, who created proprietary formulations and his own machinery while building the business. Sixty years later, his sister is continuing his legacy and the family tradition at the company, with an emphasis on a belief in the community and the American way. More information is available at www.uscast.net.

“I am pleased to welcome US Cast, Inc. as a new IAPD member,” said IAPD CEO Susan E. Avery, CAE. “IAPD represents the plastics distribution supply chain and, most importantly, champions the use of plastics in applications and the use of distribution as the way to market. Companies who are admitted to IAPD as full members of the association must evidence their commitment to the plastics distribution supply chain. The association will be their essential source for networking, training tools, education, information and insight. Through IAPD, they will have access to the thought leaders in the plastics distribution industry.”

“US Cast, Inc. is the oldest, little-known, but highly respected American manufacturer of clear cast acrylic rods and tubes,” said Paul Baron, general manager of customer relations for US Cast, Inc. “After decades of outsourced sales representation, US Cast, Inc. is pleased to now offer direct support and sales to its distributors, most of whom are all active IAPD members. US Cast, Inc. looks forward to also supporting IAPD, participating in and benefiting from its resources, educational programs and industry events.” Contact US Cast, Inc. at sales@uscast.net.

About IAPD

The International Association of Plastics Distribution (IAPD), established in 1956, brings together distributors, fabricators, manufacturers, manufacturers’ representatives, recyclers and service providers in an environment which encourages a free flow of ideas and information that help members build their businesses. Every program and service we provide is designed with the simple goal of helping our members increase profitability. Membership in IAPD is an affordable business investment. IAPD provides training, connections with customers and suppliers and information about developments that impact the industry. What makes IAPD unique is a commitment to educating customers and other key end-users about plastics. In other words, IAPD works with members to build the demand for plastics. Central to this effort is the reinforcement of the value of distribution.

For a full description of membership benefits and to download an application, visit www.iapd.org/join_renew/membership_benefits.cfm.

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United Resins now known as US Cast

11.20.2013
By Frank Antosiewicz
PlasticNews.com
Correspondent
Published: November 20, 2013 6:15 pm ET

 

United Resins Inc. is now known as US Cast Inc., a name which it hopes will better reflect what it does and highlight that its cast acrylic tubes and rods are American made.

The Pittsgrove, N.J., company was founded by World War II veteran Albert O’Brien in 1954 and he personally managed operations until he died at age 92 on Dec. 5, 2012. O’Brien, who had a chemistry degree from West Virginia University, created the formulations and even his own machinery while building the business.

His sister Margaret McCutcheon is the new owner and continues the family tradition. She has taken steps to see that his legacy continues and pointed to the name change as a reflection of his belief in the community and the American way.

The company has invested in the 30,000-square-foot facility, adding oven capacity as well as polishing and trimming machinery. It also worked to improve efficiencies in quality control, logistics, inventory management and customer service. It distributes to its customers through various distributors and has also opened a new web site, www.uscast.net.

Plant manager Salvador “Salvi” Cortes, who has been with the company for 40 years, remains as part of the 15-employee team.

US Cast’s largest tubes are now 14 inches, where before they were 12 inch. Its cast acrylic tubes are made in 29 diameters from 1.5 inches to 14 inches. Its wall thicknesses can be made from 1/8 inch to a ½ inch.

US Cast’s acrylic rods are made in lengths from five to eight feet and have 34 diameters ranging from ¼ inch to 6 inch.

The clear rods and tubes are used in hundreds of applications. They include furniture frames and knobs, electrical and electronic components, sight gauges, candle molds, filter changers, signs and displays, outdoor lighting lenses, decorative and art projects, clear fluid movement monitors, food canisters, oil filter housings, pressure vessels, pneumatic conveyor tubes, clear fasteners, museum-quality displays, kidney dialysis connectors and generator insulators.

Original article can be viewed HERE.

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