New Jersey Manufacturing is Built to Last
Come discover some of the featured manufacturers in the Q3 edition of Manufacturing Matters.
Tektite Industries, Inc.
Tektite Industries, Inc has been serving clients since 1990. Their product line features more than 200 SKUs and their TEKTITE brand lights and strobes are made right here in the U.S.A. Known for their quality, reliability, and performance, their customers range from outdoor enthusiasts to industrial, government, and military markets.
New Jersey still makes and Tektite is testament to this fact. These local manufacturers are a massive economic stimulator and create high-paying jobs. Additionally, local manufacturers like Tektite are a vital resource during tragic events such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
Using their commitment to quality, Tektite began retooling at the start of the pandemic. They announced they would manufacture personal protective equipment (PPE). At a time when New Jersey was struggling to provide enough PPE for frontline health workers, this local manufacturing company took action. Johns Hopkins University Hospital provided specifications for producing polycarbonate Reusable Face Shields and Face Masks. Tektite followed these specifications to produce critical PPE when the world needed it most. There’s no telling how many lives this one business may have saved or how many COVID-19 cases it may have helped avoid.
Mira Plastics Co., Inc.
Mira Plastics is a full-service plastic injection molding manufacturer located in a 62,000 square foot modern facility in Newton, New Jersey. This manufacturer has been committed to producing custom plastic parts with the highest quality and care since they were established in 1955. The state-of-the-art plant utilizes the latest technologies and green manufacturing practices to provide their customers with the high quality products while making the smallest possible environmental impact.
This manufacturer is located right here in New Jersey and has played an active role in the country’s fight against COVID-19. Businesses like Mira Plastics are in a unique position to provide critical support to industries that kept the world moving when the economy shut down. Without Mira Plastics, both the life science and food manufacturing sector would have experienced even more massive disruptions. Instead of shutting down, they turned to NJMEP for support and guidance and continued operating safely.
Mira Plastics, and every New Jersey manufacturer is considered essential. Their employees showed up every day to continue producing. Businesses like this, and its employees will continue to help the state, nation, and world through this unprecedented time.