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50 Years Strong: CartierWilson Celebrates a Legacy of Leadership and Growth in the Performance Plastics Industry


Solon, OH - CartierWilson LLC, a leading performance plastics and accessories manufacturer’s representative agency, is proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary in the industry. Since its establishment in 1973, CartierWilson has been committed to delivering exceptional service and building strong relationships with end users, distributors, and manufacturers in the performance plastics sector.


Originally founded in 1973, CartierWilson underwent a transformative change in 2008 when Adam Mellen assumed ownership. Under Mellen's visionary leadership, the company soared to new heights over the next 15 years. In 2022, CartierWilson welcomed Chris Corona as its new principal, heralding a new era of progress and innovation.


"As we celebrate 50 remarkable years of CartierWilson, we take a moment to honor our rich history, the dedication of our team, and the enduring partnerships we've built”, states Chris Corona, Principal at CartierWilson, LLC. “It is a privilege to be part of a company with such a strong legacy. Looking ahead, my commitment is to not only preserve the values that have defined us but to propel us into a future of continued growth and innovation. Here's to the next 50 years of CartierWilson, where we will build on our foundation to reach new heights and create even more

value for our clients and partners."


As a Manufacturers Representative, CartierWilson brings a holistic strategic perspective to the performance plastics industry, leveraging insights from multiple markets, industries, and manufacturers to make significant contributions to the growth of numerous brands. The company not only serves as an on-the-ground sales force for its partner manufacturers but also prides itself on being a valued consultative management partner.


Over the past decade, CartierWilson has earned several prestigious awards that reflect its commitment to education and excellence. Notable accolades include the IAPD Education Circle of Champions Gold in 2023, 2022 and 2021, Silver in 2020, and Bronze in 2017. The company's dedication to marketing excellence was recognized with the IAPD Marketing Excellence Beacon Award in 2022. In a groundbreaking achievement, Chris Corona, Principal of

CartierWilson, was elected to the IAPD Board of Directors, marking the first time the Association has nominated a Manufacturers Representative Agency for this esteemed role. Moreover, CartierWilson has demonstrated its commitment to the industry with two employees being honored as Association Pacesetters: Deena Baker, Vice President Sales Operations, in 2022, and Peter Daumeyer, Territory Manager, in 2019.


Looking ahead, CartierWilson remains steadfast in its commitment to investing in people, training, and its customer base. CartierWilson's 50th-anniversary celebration is a testament to its unwavering dedication to excellence and its significant contributions to the performance plastics industry. As the company continues to thrive under new leadership, the future looks brighter than ever, and CartierWilson is ready to embrace the next half-century of success.

 

PRINCIPAL UPDATES







Introducing Tunkhannock Teak HDPE Polygrain®

SIMONA AMERICA's Polygrain® in "Tunkhannock Teak" combines enduring aesthetics with exceptional weather resistance. The rich and warm tones authentically replicate treated teak wood, making it an excellent selection for your outdoor and marine projects.


Key Features:

✅ UV-resistant for long-lasting vibrancy

✅ Low maintenance, no need for staining or sealing

✅ Superior weather resistance





*CartierWilson is happy to serve our partners in the states of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, (Western) New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, (Western) Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

 


SIMONA Boltaron® 4332 for Holster Applications

SIMONA Boltaron® 4332 sheet’s unique combination of mechanical properties, exceptional impact strength, resistance to chemicals and abrasion, and its flame test ratings have made it a preferred material for the most rigorous application conditions for various holster applications.


Thermoforming and fabrication benefits:

✅ Lot-to-lot consistency

✅ The ability to maintain uniform wall thickness in deep draws and sharp corners

✅ Non-hygroscopic, eliminating the need for costly and time consuming pre-drying



*CartierWilson is happy to serve our partners in the states/providences of Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

 




Discover the Advantages of ONTEX® 8700

ONTEX® 8700 is directly paintable & bondable sheet system comprised of a thermoformable adhesion film layer laminated to a high melt strength TPO, creating product that has the favorable properties of TPO without the need for surface preparation or special adhesives/coatings.


Applications:

✅ Bumpers

✅ Fender Flares

✅ Industrial Covers & Enclosures





*CartierWilson is happy to serve our partners in the states/providences of Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Arkansas, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont,

Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

 



Compare FLEX Products

Finger Lakes Extrusion has created a Tubing Conversion Chart to aid you in finding suitable alternative products from comparable competitors. This chart serves as a valuable tool to identify Finger Lakes Extrusion tubing products that closely match those you have used before.

Additionally, we encourage you to explore their recently revamped website, which is brimming with valuable resources such as data sheets, product selector guides, and application insights.


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Industry Spotlight: Food & Beverage

Food and Beverage equipment parts are made of Duravar® UHMW-PE because of its outstanding abrasion and impact resistance. Duravar® also has a non-stick surface and parts are self-lubricating, requiring no containment grease or oil.


For indoor operations, parts made with Duravar® provide the added benefit of reduced noise levels.


Duravar® meets FDA requirements and is accepted by the USDA for poultry and meat contact.



*CartierWilson is happy to serve our partners in the states/providences of Alabama, Alberta, British Columbia, California, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Michigan, Mississippi, New Brunswick, (Western) New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Oregon, (Western) Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

 




Now Available: General Purpose, UV and AR

Gallina USA has initiated operations on its cutting-edge extrusion line at the Janesville, WI facility, enabling the domestic manufacturing of monolithic polycarbonate sheets.


We offer General Purpose, UV, and AR variants in standard sheet sizes and gauges. Feel free to contact us to explore personalized options for colors or sizes that suit your specific requirements!




*CartierWilson is happy to serve our partners in the states/providences of Alabama, Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Rhode Island, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

 





GATORPLAST®: Smooth Plastic Facers for Colors that POP The smooth, plastic facers of GATORPLAST allow for more vibrant colors and vivid images, making this high performance foam board an excellent solution for digital printing applications. The high-impact facers resist warping, are moisture-resistant, and are ideal for applying vinyl graphics.


Advantages:

✅ Bright white, smooth plastic facers provide excellent digital printing results

✅ Routs and cuts cleanly for easy fabrication





*CartierWilson is happy to serve our partners in the states/providences of Alberta, British Columbia, Idaho, Manitoba, Montana, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan and Washington.

 




Corrugated Sheets for Specialty Applications

The Inteplast Group offers specialty grades of fluted PP to address specific use cases, including:


✅Coroplast® CORO-GARD™ - specifically for the packaging & transportation of sensitive electronic components

✅ IntePro® Antistatic - used to minimize static electricity buildup

✅ IntePro® FR - a flame retardant sheet that meets NFPA 701




*CartierWilson is happy to serve our partners in the states/providences of Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, British Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Manitoba, Mississippi, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Oklahoma, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Puerto Rico, Quebec, Saskatchewan, South Carolina and Tennessee.

 





Fimor Cast Urethane

Beginning with premium urethane raw materials, Fimor North America is able to formulate custom and stock shapes that will give the ultimate performance in any application. Sheets, rods, tubes, and bars are manufactured to tight tolerances and adhere to strict quality control requirements.

Fimor North America strives to meet the needs of your custom parts by providing an unmatched variety of hardnesses, sizes, shapes and colors.



*CartierWilson is happy to serve our partners in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina and Tennessee.

 

CartierWilson Honored With Gold in Education Circle of Champions Award


Solon, OH - CartierWilson LLC proudly announces its achievement of the Gold award in the esteemed 2023 IAPD Education Circle of Champions. Established by the IAPD - The Performance Plastics Association Education Committee in 2009, this accolade celebrates companies demonstrating exemplary educational initiatives.


This award recognizes CartierWilson's unwavering commitment to ongoing education. Evaluated on criteria such as educational programming, development, and a commitment to continuous learning, CartierWilson's success speaks volumes about its dedication to fostering a culture of education and development.


"Receiving the Gold award in the 2023 IAPD Education Circle of Champions is a testament to our team’s unwavering commitment to education”, states Chris Corona, Principal at CartierWilson LLC. “At the heart of our success is a dedicated team that understands the transformative power of continuous learning. This accolade not only recognizes our achievements but also underscores our pledge to foster a culture of innovation and growth through education within our industry."


Shared Success: CartierWilson Among Eight Gold Awardees

CartierWilson is honored to stand alongside seven other industry leaders receiving the Gold award. This group includes A&C Plastics, Cope Plastics, Inc., Curbell Plastics, Inc., Interstate Advanced Materials, Piedmont Plastics, Polymershapes, and Redwood Plastics and Rubber. This collective achievement underscores the industry-wide commitment to advancing education and fostering growth.



Pictured (L to R): Deborah Ragsdale, National Distribution Sales Manager and outgoing IAPD President. Jennifer Crocco, Territory Manager of CartierWilson; Mark Trepanier, Territory Manager of CartierWilson; Deena Baker, Vice President Sales Operations of CartierWilson; Pete Daumeyer, Territory Manager of CartierWilson, Chris Corona, Principal of CartierWilson; Larry Widmann, Territory Manager of CartierWilson; Jacob Smith, Territory Manager of CartierWilson; Jim Thomson, Territory Manager of CartierWilson, and Peter DelGado, Senior Director of Curbell Plastics and incoming IAPD President.


 


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