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Plastics-News-Today-Portage-Plastics-new-owners-promise-rising-wages-great-work-environment Portage, WI — New owners say they won’t change the family atmosphere of Portage Plastics.

That means more Christmas turkeys.

“Kevin cooks turkeys outside in the freezing cold for both shifts, every year,” Human Resources Manager Lisa Persack said of company partner Kevin Putnam. “We know everybody’s names, we know their kids’ names and we know what they’re doing outside of work.

“It’s like my second family.”

Putnam founded the thermoforming manufacturer as a spin-off of Spartech in 1997, alongside Anthony Domerchie and the recently retired partners Gary Larkin and David Bernard.

Mauro Fisher and Daniel Joyce joined Portage Plastics as partners Jan. 1.

Joyce, the company’s president, said the about 60 employees of Portage Plastics already received increased pay and benefits and they should expect to see sales and production grow in the months and years ahead.

Portage Plastics is currently a $25 million operation employing about 120 total people between facilities in Portage and Brownsville, Texas…

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