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N.E.W. Plastics Corp.

	 The	 privately	 held	 and	 family-owned	 company	 has	 a	 number	 of	
business	units	offering	blow	molding,	
packaging	supplies	and	extruded	plastic.	 "I	 think	 we're	 somewhat	 unique	
because	 we	 are	 family	 owned,"	 Rekitzke	says.	"We	can	handle	a	business	
of	any	size	yet	we're	small	enough	to	
partner	with	our	customers	and	make	
decisions	quickly."	

Expanding Services
N.E.W.	 Plastics'	 injection	 and	 extrusion	 blow	 molding	 business	 unit	 features	a	catalog	of	stock	containers,	design	services	and	custom	runs.	Clients	
can	choose	between	a	BPA-free	formula,	virgin	or	recycled	material	and	rigid	
or	 squeeze	 containers	 that	 will	 fill	 up	
to	three	gallons.	
	 N.E.W.	Plastics	also	offers	advanced	
design	 services	 including	 3-D	 modeling,	virtual	reality,	and	rapid	prototyping	 and	 decorating.	 "We	 make	 bottles	
for	pretty	much	any	product	you	would	
see	at	a	grocery	store	or	pharmacy,"	Rekitzke	says.		
	 In	2016,	N.E.W.	Plastics	acquired	St.	
Paul,	 Minn.-based	 Fulcrum	 Inc.	 The	

Midwest

move	 expanded	 both	 N.E.W.	 Plastics'	
services	and	geographic	reach.	Fulcrum	
Inc.	 became	 Fulcrum	 Container	 LLC,	
an	 N.E.W.	 family	 company	 now	 based	
in	 Little	 Canada,	 Minn.	 Both	 companies	 focused	 on	 custom	 blow-molded	
plastic	products	ranging	from	10	cubic	
centimeters	to	three	gallons.	Both	also	
have	 striping	 capabilities	 with	 materials	 including	 HDPE,	 ReHDPE,	 LDPE,	
PP	and	PETE.	
	 The	acquisition	allowed	N.E.W.	Plastics	 to	 offer	 new	 services	 that	 include	
product	design,	in-line	pressure-sensitive	 and	 shrink	 labeling,	 silk	 screening	
and	warehousing	management.	
	 "It	 was	 our	 competitor,"	 Rekitzke	
notes.	 "They	 also	 do	 rigid	 packaging.	
It	 was	 a	 logistical	 acquisition.	 From	 a	
shipping	 standpoint,	 when	 you	 ship	
containers,	 having	 a	 plant	 in	 another	
area	helps."	
	 VBS	 Total	 Packaging	 LLC,	 N.E.W.	
Plastics'	 full-line	 distributor,	 is	 another	 N.E.W.	 Plastics	 business	 unit.	
It	 offers	 rigid	 and	 flexible	 packaging	
solutions	including	a		range	of	materials	(plastic,	glass,	aluminum),	closures	
(screw,	snap)	and	printing	options.
	

n.e.w. plastics offers advanced
design services such as 3-d
modeling, virtual reality, and rapid
prototyping and decorating.

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