About The Granger Plastics Company

Custom Rotational Molder of Plastics • World Class Manufacturer of The I.S.S.  • 

Granger Plastics, originally founded in 1994 by John Grimes, a 40 year pioneer, integral thru the history of Rotational Molding. His father, John Grimes Sr., was one of the "founding fathers" of the Rotational Molding Industry in the United States. After starting the company with other partners, John quickly out grew the company’s original Sharonville, location in it’s first 2 years. In 1996, needing to move for required growth; John and his business partner chose another Cincinnati-Dayton area suburb of Middletown, OH. It was at this time, John started branching Granger Plastics into new opportunities that developed into integral, long term relationships for Granger Plastics.

By the fall of 1998, Granger Plastics has already out grown its original foot print, inside its relativly new address. Needing to add to its capacity and size capabilities Granger Plastics made large capital additions in equipment and machinery. It was at that time, John and his associates would require an additional principal of expertise for the new found opportunities, so they brought in another partner. The partner was a highly pursued, associate of Mr. Grimes' past in Rotational Molding. The partner, Jim Cravens, would be brought in at a critical point in Granger Plastics' short lived history already. It was a momentous period of change at Granger Plastics, as opportunities came from new directions; Granger continued its growth with the usual growing pains.

John Grimes Rotational Molding Legend, The Granger Plastics Companys Rotational Molding Facility, About the Granger Plastics Company

(left) John Grimes with some Rotationally Molded Products from the Summer Games, a project he was an integral part of; (right) Granger Plastics facility during a period of explosive growth;

Well before 2000, Granger Plastics had become a multi-million dollar, international company, helping innovate a multitude of various industries, with new technology and fresh innovations. It began a process of developing new parts, new conversions and new thought processes. Granger Plastics shipped parts, all over the world, and developed plastic innovations. Granger again, with the aide of its partners, grew throughout the next year and some change, even expanding on to its relatively newly acquired address.

In 2002, John Grimes decided to retire, after nearly 50 years of dedication to the Rotational Molding Industry. Granger Plastics’ would now be out of the hands of its original founder, and under the guidance and direction of Jim Cravens.

Jim Cravens President Granger Plastics, Rotational Molding, The Granger Plastics Companys Rotational Molding Facility, About the Granger Plastics Company

(left) Jim Cravens, headed to a Charitable Organization's event; (right) Jim enjoying the ride on one of America's most famous roads, Route 66;

Since 2002, Granger Plastics has seen a tremendous response to its capabilities and opportunities. The Granger Plastics Company has developed many leading innovations in Rotational Molding and continues to grow under the guidance of Jim.

Jim, a Mechanical Engineer by education and trade, has over 25 years experience in metals fabrications, many of those during his tenure of engineering & designing, research & development and operating manufacturing in the commercial mower industry, for the former largest American commercial lawn mower manufacturer. Jim, also brings nearly 20 years of Rotational Molding experience to complement his vast knowledge of metals and metal fabrications. Being a student of the W. Edwards Deming methods, Jim operates a high quality and productivity based operation. Its Jim’s ability as one of the leading part design engineers in the World that keeps Granger Plastics out in front as one of the leading companies in Rotational Molding engineering innovations. It is under Jim’s direction Granger Plastics has seen it’s best numbers and growth.

When not leading Granger Plastics drive of World-class manufacturing, Jim enjoys riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle across America and playing golf. He is an active member of the Freemasons and Shriners fraternities and contributes more than just time and efforts to the respective Masonic charities and Shriners Childrens Hospitals across the United States. Jim, holding many patents of his own, continues to develop a broad array of World-class solutions, providing Granger Plastics and Granger's customers the ability to stay on the fore front of their respective industries.

Granger Plastics looks forward to continuing to develop and expand, as it is currently working very hard to have several new products and innovations delivered to their respectable markets by late 2009/ and throughout 2010. Please contact us to to stay posted for future Granger Plastics developments.

 

The Granger Plastics Mission Statement

The Granger Plastics Company is committed to producing the highest quality products, for on time delivery to our customers, both internal and external. We will perpetuate a never-quit attitude along with some aggressive risk taking to allow us to consistently think outside the norm to satisfy the ever-changing needs of our customers and ourselves. We will accept nothing less than the expected requirements of quality and service to always maintain the integrity of The Granger Plastics name. We will always strive for excellence in our quest for World Class Manufacturing.

 

About The Granger Plastics Campus

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Granger Plastics, is just off exit 29 off of I-75 in the Cincinnati and Dayton suburb of Middletown, OH. Located close to I-75, the nations busiest interstate in the continental United States, keeps Granger Plastics very centralized for shipping purposes throughout the lower 48 states. Situated on over 6 acres, The Granger facilities currently encompass over 50,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing production, mold building & metals shops, design, research & development, etc. The entire Granger Plastics Campus is all under 24/7 CCTV, to help enable Granger Plastics to better control costs and production, which is accessible to Granger Plastics executive management, anywhere in the World. Granger Plastics, operates an off-site warehouse, keeping a tight control on finished goods, raw materials and necessary product inventories to supplement it's efficient, lean manufacturing operations.

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Sandsaver

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Sandgrabber Report from Grand Isle, Louisiana Demonstration Project (February 1995, PDF file)

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Intermediate Bulk Containers

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