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Toray Plastics (America) Inc. Overview

North Kingstown, RI
501 to 1000 employees
1985
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industrial Manufacturing
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Toray Plastics America, Inc., was founded in 1985 and is the only U.S. manufacturer of precision-performance polyester, polypropylene, metallized, and bio-based films. We produce film for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic ... Read more

Mission: For our customers: To provide new value to our customers through high-quality products and superior services.
For our employees: To provide our employees with opportunities for self-development in a challenging environment.
For our shareholders: To provide ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Toray is Hiring! If you are seeking a career opportunity, not just a job, join us at our upcoming career fair:

    Crowne Plaza Hotel, Warwick, RI
    Tuesday, May 7 from 12:00-4:00PM

    Advance registration not required. We have positions available for Production Technicians and a variety of Engineering roles.

    For more information, contact Toray at 401-294- 4511.

  • Toray Commons opens at URI!

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Toray Plastics (America) Inc. – Why Work With Us?


Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan and the world leader in high-performance films, synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Toray Industries, Inc., was established in 1926 as Toyo Rayon Company and today operates 127 facilities in 18 countries with over 36,000 employees and annual sales exceeding US$19 billion.

The company’s diversity of businesses, depth of resources, and sound global market perspective, along with an unwavering commitment to corporate social responsibility, is a reflection of its corporate philosophy: “Contributing to society through the creation of new value with innovative ideas, technologies, and products.”

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (TPA) seeks employees that have a “can-do” attitude. We foster an open and collaborative environment where we encourage team members to implement new ideas. Many of our employees have been at TPA for more than a decade which has created a family-like environment. For this reason, we look for people who are seeking more than just a job. Rather we look for those that want to pursue a career in which they develop new skills and progress through the organization. Furthermore, TPA values team members who are hardworking, loyal and passionate about their work.

At Toray Plastics (America), we are proud of the products we deliver and the employees who make it possible. That's why we think it is important to provide not only a competitive salary, but also a premier benefits package including health, life management, and retirement benefits that work together to support employees now and for the future.

HEALTH & INSURANCE BENEFITS

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental and vision plans that will provide you and your family with the highest quality healthcare. Our company paid life and disability insurance plans provide income replacement in the event of serious injury or death. Plus, there are cost effective options to provide supplemental life insurance for yourself and family.

In addition, we offer flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care.

401(K) BENEFITS

We offer a competitive 401(k) plan with a company match, which allows you to contribute both pre-tax and after-tax income, subject to IRS limits.  The investment choices include Target Date Funds, Individual Mutual Funds, and a Self-Directed Brokerage account.

LIFE MANAGEMENT BENEFITS

Our comprehensive Life Management programs are designed to assist employees with many of life's challenges and opportunities by providing benefits such as:

  • Paid Time Off/Vacation
  • An Employee Assistance Program for confidential and professional resources to assist with any type of personal concern
  • Group Legal Plan
  • Employee Wellness Center
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Auto & Home insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • College Boundfund (529 Plan)
  • Employee Discounts with a variety of entertainment, goods, or services offered

CULTURE

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (TPA) has a rich and innovative history in the manufacturing industry. Although over 36,000 people worldwide are employed by Toray Industries, TPA maintains a family-like atmosphere. At its core, the organization has a deep appreciation for its employees and the work they do. TPA fosters an open environment where employees are encouraged to collaborate and share ideas. The organization and its employees constantly challenge themselves to solve complex problems and develop new processes, which make the organization more efficient. Furthermore, TPA places a top priority on the health and safety of employees and environmental preservation.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (TPA) fosters an open and collaborative environment for its employees. Although team members treat each other like family, TPA is very professional in its approach and always strives to meet the needs of its customers and shareholders. We also place a large emphasis on safety – accident prevention is a top priority at our organization.

DIFFERENTIATION FROM OTHER MANUFACTURERS

Unlike other organizations, employees at Toray Plastics (America), Inc. (TPA) don’t just work here, they have an active career filled with opportunities for growth and professional development. In addition to opportunities for advancement, we offer excellent health, 401(k) and Life Management benefits not found at many other organizations. Lastly, TPA has a family-like environment which has been developed by our dedicated, loyal team members who have developed personally and professionally through the organization.

HR PRINCIPLES

The Human Resources department works on a daily basis to serve the needs of the organization and its employees. These principles guide not only what the Human Resources Department does, but also how they do it. These principles influence our daily decisions and help us create an environment where team members and the organization grow together.

THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT IS COMMITTED TO…

  1. Ensuring the safety and well-being of our team members - first and foremost  
  2. Providing an environment necessary for quality work that we are proud to represent.  
  3. Upholding Toray’s performance standards while also supporting our team members' best interest.
  4. Creating an inclusive environment where team members grow together.  
  5. Effectively communicating our mission and goals.
  6. Fostering an environment where team members are allowed to innovate and create new ideas.  
  7. Keeping an open door for all team members - no matter position or situation.
  8. Promoting trust, honesty and respect in the business we conduct.
  9. Providing opportunities for education and advancement to our team members.
  10. Hiring the most talented individuals to join and continue the Toray legacy.

John Duffy
Senior Production Director

“Throughout my employment at Toray I have been afforded the opportunity to constantly advance through the organization. 23 years ago I started as a Packaging Technician and am now a Senior Production Director. The best part about working at Toray is that I have been able to grow with the company. After graduating from college I began my employment here and haven’t left. My ability to move through the organization is in large part due to Toray’s desire to help its employees grow. For several years, I went back to school to receive my Master’s degree, which Toray encouraged me to do, and partially subsidized. Although the organization is very driven to meet immediate goals and exceed previous success, they maintain a long-term vision for the company which provides a great work environment and stability for employees.”

Rui Pereira
Process Engineer

“I started my career at Toray as an intern in Rhode Island and upon graduation, accepted a full-time offer as a Process Engineer at Toray’s Front Royal, VA location. The best part about working at Toray is the people. Every one of my team members is hard working and intelligent. Toray is a very friendly company that makes all of its employees feel at home. Every day I am challenged in my role to learn and help the company reach its goals. The combination of a fast-paced environment, along with an exceptional team, is what sets Toray apart from other organizations.”

Stephanie Benson
Environmental Director

“I began my career at Toray in 2008 as an Environmental Engineer and now work as TPA’s Environmental Director. What I enjoy most about working at Toray is the amount of exposure I get to different projects. As a result, I am constantly learning and improving my skills. Being versatile in all of my roles at Toray has helped me to advance. Toray has also contributed to my success academically. As an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island, I was a recipient of the Toray Plastics Scholarship. While working at Toray, I was able to attend URI part time with the help of TPA’s generous tuition reimbursement program and obtained my masters degree in Environmental Engineering. As an organization, Toray rewards employees who work hard and can handle new challenges with success. It’s great to be a part of a culture that recognizes and rewards employees who work hard and go the extra mile.”

Toray Plastics (America) Inc. Reviews

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    "Great Company with Outstanding Benefits"

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    I have been working at Toray Plastics (America) Inc. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Toray is a great company with outstanding benefits. Job advancement is possible for those looking for advancement. The compensation and benefits package is amazing. Management is extremely thoughtful about the business and about employees

    Cons

    I don't really have any.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

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Toray Plastics (America) Inc. Photos

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Toray Plastics (America) Inc. Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Toray Plastics (America) Inc. (North Kingstown, RI).

    Interview

    First interview was with human resources. Second interview was with hiring manager and department manager. Went well both times. Was asked to come in and take an accounting test that would determine eligibility.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did I want to work in accounting?   1 Answer
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Toray Plastics (America) Inc. Awards & Accolades

  • 2018 Healthiest Employers Award, Providence Business News, 2018
  • Overall Excellence in Manufacturing, Providence Business News, 2017
  • Chief Human Resources/People Officer, Providence Business News, 2018
  • 2018 Product Excellence Award, AIMCAL, 2018
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