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Visit UPF at the Florida Tow Show

It’s that time of year again and we are attending the Florida Tow Show!  Dynamic is growing and rolling with its new extended “Fusion” model 84” PolyBody®.  UPF booth #959/960 at the Florida tow show, (PWOF) in Orlando, April 12-14 will feature the new Fusion. The new Dynamic Extended Fusion PolyBody® gives you 24” more storage with large front “roll-up” doors manufactured by AMDOR.  In addition, this Fusion Extended PolyBody® model will be mounted on a red Lariat Ford F-550. In addition to the Dynamic Fusion Model 84, UPF offers the same features for medium and heavy-duty replacement PolyBodies®.  Contact…

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Fire Prevention Week kicks off in South Elgin with an open house

UPF tanks and big OEMs at South Elgin open house for Fire Prevention Week! United Plastic Fabricating’s Pat Cahill had the wonderful opportunity to attend South Elgin’s Fire Protection open house just over a week ago. The fire protection open house represented the start of Fire Prevention Week in South Elgin, and saw representation from a slew of big name trucks on display. Pierce, Spartan, Rosenbauer, US Tanker, and Crimson were all present with the variety of trucks. Newer models of trucks also featured UPF’s PolyTanks, giving further reliability to both the district and wider countryside!   This was more…

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Now hiring at UPF! Kick- start your UPF Wisconsin career today!

‘Now Hiring’ Sign announces open positions! Begin your UPF Wisconsin career now! Our Wisconsin plant is thrilled to announce we are now hiring! To spread the word, we’ve hung a fancy new banner to announce it to the world! Well, announce it to anyone who drives by the plant and sees the banner. Regardless, you can start a UPF Wisconsin career today! Feel free to head on over to our career page right here! You can become part of a dedicated team pursuing excellence in plastic fir truck tanks and tow truck bodies! You can help us make a difference…

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UPF mid year appreciation to kick off the Fourth of July!

WI plant grills up beef tips & dogs for a UPF mid year appreciation celebration This Fourth of July saw more than the standard of celebrating our nation’s proud heritage at UPF. In addition to the standard burgers and brats to take home, our WI plant went the extra mile for this mid year appreciation. They wheeled out a long grill and tents to cook up some lunch for everyone at the plant! Unscheduled ahead of time, our director of sales, Pat Cahill, decided to pull lunch together the night before. On Monday, our plant manager Marty Ettledorf got an unexpected…

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MIFDI Visits to Learn about UPF PolyTank Design

MIFDI learns all about UPF PolyTank Design Just last week, United Plastic Fabricating hosted the Massachusetts Institute of Fire Department Instructors at our Massachusetts location. Their visit (led by our CEO and owner Joe Lingel) included an overview of the engineering and fabrication processes. The day started off with an introduction by Joe, who also introduced our VP of Engineering Michael Ashley. The group broke into two groups, with Joe and Michael each leading one. Throughout the tour, the goal was to help the instructors learn about the UPF PolyTank design process, from engineering to manufacturing. Learning about Engineering Michael…

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Fox Valley College Recognizes Marcia Anderson’s Excellence

Fox Valley College Recognizes Marcia Anderson’s Dedication to Quality Fox Valley College ran a recent article about UPF’s Marcia Anderson and her accomplishments! The college publishes their news media Focus Magazine bi-annually, with stories featuring the students, alumni, and partners of Fox Valley. The magazine’s Fall issue for 2017 highlighted the accomplishments of Marcia Anderson, a longtime member of United Plastic Fabricating’s family. A native of Neenah, Marcia works in the WI plant and oversees our quality control, as well as coordinating the company’s ISO efforts. Marcia was the one who spearheaded the ISO 9001:2015 earlier this year! Marcia started her…

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United Plastic Fabricating Employees Build Holiday Happiness

United Plastic Fabricating Employees Don’t Just Make PolyTanks As part of an annual tradition, United Plastic Fabricating Employees collected toys during December for our holiday toy drive! For the third year now, UPF collects toys for the program Si, Se Puede. The drive had everyone came together to collect various gifts for schoolchildren affected by the program. Located just a town over from our central building in Andover, MA, the drive aimed to benefit local children during the holiday season. About Si, Se Puede Si, Se Puede- located in Lawrence, MA- translates to “Yes, it is possible”. The organization provides…

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Thanksgiving Tradition using UPF’s own Custom Plastic Design

UPF’s Custom Plastic Design leads to Holiday Fun As part of United Plastic Fabricating’s holiday tradition, employees at our North Andover, MA office gathered the week of Thanksgiving for our annual Turkey Toss! During the three days before the holiday, the company holds preliminary rounds with a showdown between the finalists. Everyone competes to score the highest on a scoreboard created using our own custom plastic design process (more on this below!) The top ten employees from the first two days of qualifiers make up these finalists. However, this year we had so many high scorers that twelve people advanced!…

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4 Guys Dealer Event Lands On Friday the 13th!

Pat Cahill Attends 4 Guys Dealer Event  Despite the superstition of Friday the 13th, Pat had a great time at 4 Guys a week ago! Located in Meyersdale Pennsylvania, they established themselves as a trusted builder over the past four decades. Opening for the first time in 1974, they began by repairing dairy units, transitioning to fire vehicles after investor direction. Primarily a regional builder, 4 Guys builds each truck specifically for their customer to ensure the best possible result. Wherever their trucks end up, the customer’s happiness with the end product is always their end goal. This emphasis on…

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