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About Jerico Plastic Industries

Serving North American Rotational & Injection Molding Markets

Jerico Plastic Industries has stood the test of time. As a custom compounder of color, recycled and specialty resins, the company brings over 100 years of combined plastics experience to the table. Family-owned and operated since 1997, Jerico’s team expertly handles material selection and formulation, technical support for molding, and offers industry guidance for your project questions.

Founder, Steve Copeland, has actively participated in the rotational molding industry for over 35 years, regularly attending the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) conferences and workshops, and has served on its board of directors as well. He has participated in numerous committees and presented at industry conferences over the years. To keep abreast of rotational molding industry trends, Jerico employees also attend special training seminars with industry experts.

As Jerico Plastic moves toward the future we will continue to focus on the expansion of our specialty and engineering product options in areas such as post-consumer recycled compounds. Jerico will continue to advance our compounding capabilities and expand our sales and technical expertise.

Our History

Serving Rotational Molding Companies Throughout North America Since 1997.

Experienced with engineered resins and rotomolding compounding, Jerico founder Steve Copeland recognized the need for a compounding company that would focus on the specific needs found in modern rotational molding.

Copeland had plenty of experience with compounding specialized resins for rotational molding applications. His first exposure to rotomolding was in 1985 when he was a product manager for a large compounding manufacturer, who started distributing natural polyethylene for rotational molding. As a product manager and sales manager over a 12 year period he was involved with product development, sales and marketing of Polyethylene (PE) compounds, flame retardant compounds and rotational molding Polypropylene (PP).

In the mid-90s, Copeland decided to build a company to address the growing compounding and service needs he witnessed in the expanding rotational molding industry.

Steve, his wife, Brenda, and a third partner launched Jerico Plastic Industries, Inc. in 1997, purchasing their first facility in the Fall of that year. From this 40,000 sq. ft., plant located in Greensboro, GA Jerico began by supplying compounded colors and reprocessed black PE compounds in the U.S.

President, Steve Copeland, is a 2016 Inductee into the Association of Rotational Molders (ARM) Hall of Fame. Read the full article here.
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Three years later, in 2000, Jerico opened a second plant in Uniontown, PA to better serve the Midwest and Eastern part of the U.S. Before long in 2005, Jerico outgrew that building and moved operations to a 53,000 sq. ft. facility in Minerva, Ohio.

The company currently offers a broader range of compounds including rotational molding PP, cross-linkable PE, flame retardant PE and special-effects PE compounds. Working with customers in North America, Jerico is continuing to build upon these products. We have become one of the largest suppliers in the U.S. of  flame retardant Polyethylene used in rotational molding applications.

Jerico has grown from start-up company to being a trusted supplier of materials to various rotational molding companies of all sizes. In the year 2020, we will supply nearly 10 million pounds of special effect and flame-resistant materials to the North American rotational molding market. The applications range from hot tubs to electrical housings.

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