About Polychem
Learn More about Polychem; It's capabilities, history and future direction.

Historical Timeline

Over forty years of consistent growth

Willoughby
1974

Incorporated in 1974, Polychem starts in a rented back building in Willoughby, Ohio

Flexband and Econoband
1975

Polychem manufactures Econoband handgrade polypropylene strapping and Flexband machine grade polypropylene.

Mentor Office
1978

Polychem moves to Mentor, Ohio

1978 Catalog
1978

Polychem's first full line catalog

1981

Tom Jeckering named President

Company photo, circa 1980's

1982

Polyester first made

1984

$5 Million in sales

1985 Catalog
1987

December - Opening of West Coast Warehouse

$10 Million in sales

miller
1992

$25 Million in sales

Polychem Team wins Miller Brewery "Partners in Excellence Award"

sterling
1993

Sterling Equipment

Polychem starts its own equipment program

pack expo
1996

1996 Polychem Exhibiting at the Pack Expo Show in Chicago, Illinois

1997

$50 Million in sales

pack expo
1998

July - Evergreen Plastics Recycling started in Clyde, Ohio

1999

March - Sterling Equipment moves to Mentor and forms the Power Equipment Group

1999 catalog
1999 Catalog
2001

Polychem launches large Unitizing Systems Program

2001 catalog
2001 Catalog
2002

$75 Million in sales

oms
2003

Brian Jeckering named President

Polychem acquires major ownership in OMS America

1999 catalog
2005 Catalog
pack expo
2005

$100 Million in Sales

Pack EXPO Chicago - mid 2000s

pack expo
2006

ITA Tools
Milan, Italy - Equity Investment
Premier Line of Power Strapping Tools

omstrap
2008

OMSTRAP - Manufacturing polyester and polyproplyene strapping for the international market

pcs
2009

Polychem Closure Systems (PCS) increases value and delivery of critical products

pack expo
2010

Anderson parts acquired

OEM Replacement parts for OEM Strapping Systems and general industry

pack expo
2010

Polychem exhibiting at the Pack Expo Show in Chicago, Illinois

pack expo
2010

Encore Packaging tools and accessories

pack expo
2010

Merger of OMS America and FDM Corporation

rc packaging
2011

Polychem acquires RC Packaging Systems, LLC.
Manufacturer of Cord Strapping & Accessories

2013

Polychem begins the manufacturing of corner board products with “state of the art” equipment in its Mentor manufacturing facility.

2014

Polychem exhibits at the PACK EXPO SHOW in Chicago.



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