WKVI will be introducing you to industry in the County and today, we turn the spotlight on Hoosier Custom Plastics on Hamilton Ave in the Knox Industrial Park.
Gordon Schenk is the Chief Financial Officer and Ted Hayes talked to him recently about the business that has been in operation since 2004. Schenk talked about the business, including products produced at the 17,000 sq. ft. plant.
“We manufacture a host of various plastic parts ranging from automotive parts, school bus parts and caster wheels,” said Schenk. “Our most unique product is an Earth-friendly golf tee.”
From Knox, products are shipped out. Ted asked where the product go.
“For example, we ship to Iowa; HighPoint, North Carolina, Detriot, Michigan, and to about 800 golf courses around the world.”
The Earth-friendly golf tees are interesting.
“it’s a fun and exciting part of our business,” added Schenk. “You get to meet a lot of interesting people and the travel is fun too. The shows are great. We manufacture an Earth-friendly golf tee in various sizes and our tee doesn’t break like a wood tee. It’s made using a fraction of the measured carbon footprint.”
Schenk said the tees are great, but he won’t guarantee they will make your ball go straight.
Hoosier Custom Plastics, one of the great industries in Starke County. We’ll feature more interviews with plant representatives in the near future.