Plastics Distribution Leader is Celebrating 60 Year Anniversary

(Dallas TX) Port Plastics was one of the first plastics distributors on the West Coast. The company began in 1961 with Rohm and Haas’ Plexiglas with the first product line and now offers a wide array of products that serve applications in virtually every industry. 


From a facility once leased in Paramount, California, this recognized plastics distributor has come a long way from its humble beginnings. As Port Plastics grew, building its operations from the ground up, today, it employs 200 people in nine branches throughout the United States with new locations scheduled to open at the beginning of the new year. 


Former President Keith Eitzen, who played a crucial role in shaping Port Plastics into what it is today, credits the company’s longevity to several vital factors, including being in the right place at the right time. 


“Port’s continued success is due in great part to the caliber of the people who are a part of this organization—honest, hard-working employees, who are customer-centric. Our reputation is in our commitment to our customers, offering the best, cost-effective solutions. We have long-established alliances with top-tier manufacturers because of strong relationships forged decades ago,” he said.


In particular, Eitzen noted Port Plastics’ ability to carry Polymer’s full line—now—Mitsubishi Chemical Advanced Materials of quality mechanical materials at a time when competitors began to enter the marketplace.  


Port Plastics is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and brings its expertise to its customers in the form of new, enhanced performance materials that includes tech support to help solve problems and pinpoint optimum material options. We continue to offer plastic portfolios for all major industries, including semiconductor, oil and gas, food and beverage, aerospace and defense, transportation, sign and graphics, and medical.