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Toy drive for Veterans’ families

Warrior House is an organization that benefits veterans and their families. It was started by reclaiming an abandoned property in Shelby in Orleans County and restoring the house to host disabled veterans for various hunts throughout the year. A few years ago, they expanded the program to assist local veteran families in need for the holidays as well. Their next event will be a Christmas offering through which the organization provides a Christmas meal and gifts for children to veteran families that did not have extra money to spend on Christmas. Last year they served 17 families at Christmas and would like to do more than that this year. We will hold a toy drive for them this year as we did the last 2 years. If you can, donate a new unwrapped children’s toy no later than next Friday, December 7th. The drop box will be located outside of the foremen’s office. Sarah from Adecco – who is one of Warrior House’s volunteers — will pick up the box on the 7th. To learn more about Warrior House, visit...

CPI to work with Buffalo Charter School on video project

Over the course of the next few months we will be working with students from Buffalo Charter School as they tackle a video contest being run by the Buffalo Niagara Manufacturers Alliance and Northland Workforce Training Center.   This competition challenges the students to explain “what’s so cool about manufacturing.” In the contest, Buffalo Charter will be competing against 9 other middle school teams from across the region.   The video the students will be making will be a compilation of interviews of factory personnel along with general footage they will take of the facility. There is an “American Idol” style voting system that is used to choose the video for the People’s Choice award.   We look forward to giving the students a chance to go after the big prize and we think our super-massive machines will help make some great footage for...

Please support Becca’s Closet’s fashion show and raffle

Many of you are familiar with the Niagara County outlet of Becca’s Closet which is run by our friend and volunteer Paula Travis and her friends at Gasport’s Zion Lutheran Church. They also have a distribution center located in our Liberty Drive, Wheatfield office space. This is the organization that donates prom dresses and accessories to young ladies in need. Paula and her team will be holding a fashion show and basket raffle this weekend in Lockport. It’s the only annual fundraiser for Becca’s Closet. Please show them some support. They impact many families across Niagara...

Meet our veterans in logistics

We close our our series recognizing our veterans by having you meet Stan Knight, who works at our warehouse in Buffalo, and Jack Johnpier, who is our seasonal/back-up truck driver. We appreciate their service to our country. Thank you for keeping America — and the world —...

CPI continues to move up in the Plastics News rankings

This week, Plastics News — the industry’s go-to weekly magazine — released their annual ranking of North American blow molders. Their analysis includes bottle makers as well as large-parts blow molders like us.   Confer Plastics is now ranked as the 44th largest blow molder on the continent. Five years ago at this time we were the 64th largest.   Check out the database and rankings here:   http://www.plasticsnews.com/rankings/blow-molders   We are very pleased with the ranking as most all of the plants ahead of us on the list are high-volume bottle and automotive manufacturers. In our niche, we remain among just a handful of large-parts blow molders in the top 50.   Thank you to our coworkers, customers and vendors who make this all...

Recognizing our first shift veterans

Today, we recognize our veterans on 1st shift…   We do Veterans Day the right way at Confer Plastics.To recognize the folks who DESERVE to have Veterans Day off, only Confer Plastics and Adecco personnel who are veterans or currently serving in the armed forces will have next Monday off and get the holiday pay that comes with it. The rest of the workforce will be working.   We do this to recognize the men and women who risked life, limb, and livelihood to ensure that we all have the freedoms that we enjoy.   These individuals will be made conspicuous by their absence at the plant, which will really hammer home the value that these folks have to our company AND our country.   These gentlemen on our first shift who were members of our armed forces are Cliff Hoover, Gary Warner, Robert Koteras, Carl Ealy, and Larry Szafranski.   We thank them for keeping America — and the world —...

Meet our 3rd shift veterans

We do Veterans Day the right way at Confer Plastics.To recognize the folks who DESERVE to have Veterans Day off, only Confer Plastics and Adecco personnel who are veterans or currently serving in the armed forces will have next Monday off and get the holiday pay that comes with it. The rest of the workforce will be working. We do this to recognize the men and women who risked life, limb, and livelihood to ensure that we all have the freedoms that we enjoy. These individuals will be made conspicuous by their absence at the plant, which will really hammer home the value that these folks have to our company AND our country. These gentlemen on our third shift who were members of our armed forces are Gene Grose, Maurice Searight, Fred Greene, and Leon Schwab. We thank them for keeping America — and the world —...

Recognizing our 2nd shift veterans

We do Veterans Day the right way at Confer Plastics. To recognize the folks who DESERVE to have Veterans Day off, only Confer Plastics and Adecco personnel who are veterans or currently serving in the armed forces will have next Monday off and get the holiday pay that comes with it. The rest of the workforce will be working. We do this to recognize the men and women who risked life, limb, and livelihood to ensure that we all have the freedoms that we enjoy. These individuals will be made conspicuous by their absence at the plant, which will really hammer home the value that these folks have to our company AND our country. These gentlemen on our second shift who were members of our armed forces are Don Reese, Earle Hall, Joe Ciszek, and Brian Bimber. We thank them for keeping America — and the world —...

2018 holiday season

Heading into November means we are heading into the holiday season. Our customers and vendors may want to know our holiday schedule so they can plan shipments, deliveries, and visits. Here it is:   Thanksgiving: We are closed Thursday, November 22nd and Friday, November 23rd.   Christmas: We are closed Monday, December 24th and Tuesday, December 25th.   New Year’s: We are closed Monday, December 31st and Tuesday, January...

PB&J Drive drop-off bin available at Confer Plastics

When people donate food to food pantries, usually it’s canned goods that kids all too often aren’t much interested in eating. That’s why Pete Robinson of Lockport founded the Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive in 2010: He wanted to provide local needy families with healthy foods that kids enjoy. This year’s PB&J Drive begins November 1st and goes till December 10th with donation bins for unopened jars of peanut butter, jelly and marshmallow Fluff being set up all over the Niagara Frontier. We are a drop-off site, not only for our coworkers’ donations, but also for anyone passing through North Tonawanda. The blue drop-off bin is just inside the front door of our office at 97 Witmer Road in North Tonawanda. If you stop by after our standard business hours, please place the jars on the office’s “front porch” (they’ll be protected from the elements there) and we will put them in the bin in the...

Confer to display at Pool & Spa Expo

One of the biggest events for the pool and spa industry — the International Pool/Spa/Patio Expo — is next week. It will be held from Wednesday, October 31st through Friday, November 2nd at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.   The team from Confer Plastics will be displaying our pool ladder/steps, spa steps and spa cabinetry at booth 2849. Stop by and visit with Dennis, Bruce, Jack, and our sales reps. You can see all of our products — from the old stand-byes like the Curve step system to a new spa panel that we will be launching at the...

Accepting applications for the position of set-up technician

Confer Plastics is accepting applications for the position of set-up technician.The set-up technician will put the tooling and molds into our blow molding machines and then tune in the machine to produce the required parts. A background in the set-up of plastics machinery is preferred. In absence of a plastics history, a background that consists of one or all of the following is acceptable since these skills may translate into the set-up role: mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, automotive repair. Salary is based upon experience. Interested and qualified applicants should email their resume to Bob Confer at bob@conferplastics.com or send it in the postal mail to: Bob Confer Confer Plastics, Inc. 97 Witmer Rd. North Tonawanda, NY...