Our History in Thermoforming
Vantage Plastics in Standish, Michigan is founded by a small group of people led by Paul Aultman. Its humble origins consist of a small existing plastics thermoforming facility of 45,000 square feet, three rotary thermoforming machines, no quality certifications, and very little business purchased.
A 22,000 square foot warehouse is added to store and protect customer products prior to shipment. A 5,000 square foot office space is added to provide more room for engineering and customer service personnel.
Vantage Plastics forms a new sister company called “Airpark Plastics” after purchasing the plastic sheet extrusion equipment and production assets of a Canadian based company. This production equipment is moved from Canada to a newly purchased 24,000 square foot building on a property adjoining Vantage Plastics located in Standish, Michigan. The addition of these assets further expands the company’s product mix, market presence, and greatly enhances its production and customer service capabilities.
Vantage Plastics purchases one of the largest thermoforming machines existing in the world and builds a 12,000 square foot addition to house it. It greatly expands production capacity and offers many benefits to customers.
A new building addition is begun to house additional extrusion lines. This addition is attached to the main production facility, which improves the logistics of having plastic sheet readily available for the thermoforming machines. The addition was completed in early 2015. This latest addition produces total operational square footage in excess of 158,000 square feet.
With the growth of the company and new employees coming in there was a need for more space to accommodate them. An 8,500 sq ft addition is added for a maintenance and employee breakroom.
As the clients and business are expanding there are more finished products to store. This leads to a 40,000 sq ft warehouse addition to house these products.
Since its inception, Vantage Plastics has experienced steady growth. It has added several thermoforming machines, plastic extrusion lines, engineering software programs, testing equipment, staffing, and many other enhancements to support customers in ever increasing and diversified markets.