Mission: A company of people dedicated to the supply and manufacture of the highest value plastics products and value- added services. Placing ethics and fairness above all values and building partnerships with our customers and suppliers while fostering a participative environment for ...
Total Plastics, Int’l. was founded in 1978 by John Kozacki and Jerome Kollig as a small plastics warehouse in Kalamazoo, Michigan. In 1984, the national sales office opened in Grand Rapids, Michigan to accommodate the growing business and regional plastics customer base. Total Plastics continued to expand in 1987 opening a branch in Fort Wayne, Indiana and again in 1996 opening branches in Baltimore, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Cleveland. Today, TPI is one of the industry’s largest plastic distributors, offering 15 stocking locations throughout the Midwest, East and South.
TPI currently operates in 10 states a crossed the US including Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, New York, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Rhode Island, and Tennessee. Total Plastics is made up of 19 locations which also include two subsidiaries; Advanced Fabricating Technology and Paramont Machine Company.
Total Plastics is committed to attracting and retaining dynamic individuals. We offer career paths in various fields including management, sales, manufacturing and administrative support. Our success is intertwined and we want to ensure you can maximize your full potential here. You’ll hear us say “Opportunity Starts Here.” No matter where you are in your career or what position you hold within the company, we believe it is only the beginning of what will be a rewarding career with us. We truly believe that together, greater opportunities lie ahead. Total Plastics is a place that welcomes and encourages the entrepreneurial spirt where your ideas will take shape and grow.
Below: Congratulating Jeff on 25 years of service with TPI!
We are proud to say we do not require a waiting period for our benefit plans. Start your new career with confidence that you will be covered effective your first day of employment.
Total Plastics offers two medical insurance options to meet everyone’s needs including a low and high deductible option. Both options can be paired with either a Flexible Spending Account or a Health Savings Account.
Total Plastics takes your health and your family’s health seriously by offering a wellness program to all employees. If you participate, you will lead a healthier lifestyle and you will also reduce your medical insurance premiums anywhere between $300-$1,664 a year! If you participate in our Wellness Program you will also make yourself eligible for employer contributions up to $1,000 a year into your Health Savings account for absolutely free!
Total Plastics offers an affordable option for vision insurance. An exam and pair of glasses/contacts could cost you as little as $35!
Total Plastics offers you the flexibility to choose between two great dental plan options depending on your family’s needs.
Total Plastics offers a very generous time off policy. Employees begin accruing time off immediately upon hire!
Looking for a great company match? We match 100% of the first 3% you contribute to your 401k and 50% of the next 2% you contribute!
Are you buying a new home, drawing up a will or just need some legal advice? Total Plastics offers a Legal Plan that you may enroll in that gives you easy access to experienced participating attorneys and a wide range of legal services at an affordable rate.
Additional Employer Paid Benefits:
Employee Assistance Program
Employee Referral Program
24 hour nurse line
Short and Long Term Disability
Life Insurance on you and your dependents
Weight Management Programs (Maintain a healthy weight)
Tobacco Programs (Get help quitting tobacco)
Stress Management Programs (Lower your stress and increase happiness)
Total Plastics takes pride in giving back to the communities we serve. As a company we also realize how self-rewarding it is for our employees to volunteer in the communities they live and work in. Total Plastics allows all employees the opportunity to volunteer up to 8 hours paid a year at any nonprofit of their choice.
Left: One of our employees volunteering for Make Your Own Strawberry Shortcake Ministry
Right: One of our employees volunteering for Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Sceince Center
We asked our employees "what do you enjoy most about your career at Total Plastics?"
Here is what they said:
"Total Plastics has given me the opportunity to learn something new every day!"
"The team at TPI are the best mentors while I continue to develop into my career here."
"The opportunity to constantly learn about a new product and the possibilities of making sales."
"The trust my Manager has in me to make sound, wise and cost effective decisions."
"All of the opportunities Total Plastics has to offer."
"Helping my customers solve problems by providing affordable and timely products and service."
"Within my role I'm given a lot of freedom. I have the necessary tools and support from leadership."
"Hard work is noticed throughout the company."
"I am pleased that the company provides tuition reimbursment."
"The opportunities for advancement & my co-workers."
"We are like a family and if I have any questions my manager is there to help me figure it out."
"The opportunity to showcase my strengths, bring to the table training opportunities, and gain more experience with work I've not had a lot of opportunity with prior."
"That it doesn't feel like work. I get to be creative and share designs with customer that are in need of a solution. it's a very satisfying feeling to take an order and have the customer trust you with the details."
"I enjoy how friendly everyone has been and helpful to me as being a new employee and knowing nothing about plastics. Teaching me all they know."
"Everyday is a new day, with a new challenge. I enjoy coming to work."
"Open door policy, continued focus on growth, and a supportive staff"
I have been working at Total Plastics full-time
Great work to family ratio
Corporate is not on location
Advice to Management
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Total Plastics (Kalamazoo, MI) in March 2017.
I received several updates through the process. After applying, I received a follow up email and about a day later received a skills assessment to complete the for the position. That took me about 30 minutes, looks like it was sent to gauge my accounting principles knowledge. From there, a very friendly HR rep scheduled a phone interview and about week later, I was brought in to interview with the Director of Finance. All really nice people. I'm waiting to hear about the job currently. I hope I get it. Seems like nice people with lots of opportunity.
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