Curbell Plastics, Inc. Names SEKISUI Polymer Innovations, LLC 2016 Supplier of the Year

Cited for their high quality product, account support, and commitment to training

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Beth Summers
Curbell Plastics, Inc.
716.667.3377 x7439

Orchard Park, NY, April 11, 2017 – Orchard Park-based Curbell Plastics, Inc., one of the nation’s premier suppliers of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, adhesives, sealants, and prototyping materials, recently named SEKISUI Polymer Innovations, LLC 2016 Supplier of the Year. SEKISUI SPI is a division of SEKISUI Chemical Group, a Japanese company with ten individual groups serving North America.

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Left to right: Patrick Hatfield (Associate Director of Operations & Purchasing, Curbell Plastics), Bernadette Chupela (Customer Collaboration Manager, SEKISUI SPI), Karen Brock Amoah (Vice President Sales and Marketing, SEKISUI SPI), John Martino (Distribution Manager, SEKISUI SPI), Ted Bevelheimer (Central Regional Business Manager, SEKISUI SPI), Gerry Helbig (President, Curbell Plastics), Owen Dow (Southeast Regional Business Manager, SEKISUI SPI).

Each year, Curbell Plastics honors an industry partner with their Supplier of the Year Award in recognition of quality products, exemplary work, and service. The company reviews available metrics on a number of suppliers including service, on time delivery, and quality. Key representatives from Curbell then complete a survey and provide input on suppliers regarding product and industry knowledge, training, ease of working together, support, and other variables.

SEKISUI SPI, a longtime partner of Curbell Plastics, was noted for their high quality products particularly the KYDEX® Thermoplastic Sheet line, commitment to training Curbell representatives on their products both on-site and in the field, and strong account support assisting Curbell with their customers. 

According to Gerry Helbig, President of Curbell Plastics, “Like Curbell, Sekisui places a high value on training and has been outstanding by providing our employees with knowledge and expertise on their products, particularly KYDEX® Sheet. They have also been a tremendous partner by supporting our account teams as we service our customers.”

Curbell Plastics, Inc. strategy of investing for the long term and focusing on customer needs has led the organization to grow from a small machine shop to one of the nation’s leading suppliers of plastic materials serving commercial and industrial customers since 1942. Curbell not only supplies plastic materials in nearly every form for thousands of commercial businesses, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies but also provides innovative services, creative problem solving, and next-day delivery. Curbell Plastics has ISO 9001 certification for nine of their locations and corporate headquarters as well as ITAR and EAR compliance. A subsidiary of Curbell, Inc., Curbell Plastics is a privately held company with a 75-year history headquartered in Orchard Park, New York.