The people of Confer Plastics: Your dollars at work
When you buy a US-made Confer Plastics product you are acting as an economic driver, doing your part to employ your fellow Americans.
Consider the number of people you impact with your purchase…
It takes 8 people to make a 7200 swimming pool ladder.
It takes 10 people to make a 7000 pool ladder.
It takes 12 people to make a Step-1 step.
It takes 13 people to make a Curve step system.
Those are just the direct jobs at the plant related to those goods. There are still many more folks who design the products, market them, set-up the machines to produce them, bring material to the machines, ship the goods and much more.
In total, more than 250 people work here.
Think about that — 250 families are impacted by the purchases you make!
Those wage earners earn good money, receive excellent health insurance benefits, take paid vacations and they live their version of the American Dream: For them, that might be buying a car or home, putting their kids through college, investing in their own small business, purchasing a camp, or saving for their retirement.
We are honored that many of our coworkers look at this as a career and not just a job. The average coworker has nearly 10 years of experience and so far 30 people have joined our coveted Twenty Year Club.
People commute from communities across Western New York to work here (from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, and Lewiston to Medina) and that makes for a very diverse workforce. Our diversity rate is more than 36% — compare that to where we do business: the city of North Tonawanda is at 3% and Niagara County has a diversity rate of 13%.
Our workforce is also represented by 7 different countries of birth and we take great pride in working with and helping 40 Burmese refugees who came from horrible conditions in refugee camps after being displaced by civil war in Myanmar. We (and, in essence YOU, through your purchases) give them a chance to overcome those horrible experiences and enjoy all of the greatness that America has to offer.
Your impact doesn’t end with our team, either. We have to buy materials, skids, and boxes, while relying on truckers to move our products and local companies to help maintain and upgrade our equipment. Many, many people outside of our company have gainful employment because of you.
So, THANK YOU….thank you for buying our pool & spa products and supporting your neighbors and the US economy!