Curbell Plastics Supports Eagle Scout Project Designed to Retire Flags Properly

Scout constructs U.S. Flag Retirement Box for worn flags for use in the Town of Amherst

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Beth Summers
Curbell Plastics, Inc.
716-667-3377 x7439

Orchard Park, NY, June 28, 2018 – 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 supported an aspiring Eagle Scout with a donation of materials for the construction of a U.S. Flag Retirement Box for the Town of Amherst, NY, where residents can respectfully “retire” worn or damaged flags by simply placing them in the box.

U.S. Flag Retirement Box (made of  UV stabilized HDPE) for worn flags in the Town of Amherst NY

Adam Fisher, a member of Boy Scout Troop 457, reached out to Curbell Plastics to request materials for a retirement box that could withstand sunlight and inclement weather since it was to be used outside Amherst Town Hall for easy access by residents. This type of project is one of the final steps Troop members take before becoming an Eagle Scout, the highest level that can be attained as a Boy Scout. Curbell Plastics donated UV Stabilized High Density Polyethylene to ensure the box would not deteriorate or fade over time. The materials were red and blue to highlight the patriotic nature of the project, an important factor in demonstrating respect for retiring flags.

According to Jeffrey Wangler, Buffalo-area sales representative for Curbell Plastics, “I learned a lot helping out on this project. I was unaware of flag retirement boxes prior to meeting Adam. We were delighted to help this young man as he completed his final project to become an Eagle Scout and are happy to have contributed to an important service for the Town of Amherst.” A dedication ceremony was held earlier this year at Amherst Town Hall that included participation from local veterans, Purple Star recipients, and a military color guard.

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 76-year history headquartered in Orchard Park, New York.