Founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma as a start-up injection molding company, Parker Plastics entered the blow molding industry in 1989 with the production of a line of honey bear bottles. Since then, Parker Plastics has focused on custom plastic container manufacturing.
In 1998, Parker Plastics became the first company to mold a figurine in PET using a 2-step process. This innovation involves a coordinated design of preform and bottle mold. We currently run 24 proprietary PET preform molds and hundreds of PET blow molds.
In 2001, we bolstered our commitment to the extrusion blowing component of our business by investing in cutting-edge horizontal stroke equipment expanding our HDPE bottles capability.
In 2005, we expanded into a third plastic blow molding facility (100,000 sq. ft.) in Hagerstown, MD, housing 5 high-speed bottle production lines.
2006 Parker invested in high-speed linear PET technology.
2009 saw the addition of co-extrusion capabilities for large containers (up to 2,5 gallons) in multi-layered HDPE featuring a view stripe and use with PCR (post consumer resin).
5 Gallon PET Water Bottle HOD production began in 2010 at Parker’s Oklahoma and Maryland locations. Single stage PET molding machines coupled with state-of-the-art decoration equipment serve a majority of the United States.
2015 saw Parker’s western expansion opening a 100,000 square foot manufacturing plant in North Las Vegas, Nevada, using reheat and stretch blow processes. Nevada will offer custom design PET bottles and our entire range of stock narrow neck PET containers.
In 2016 the Nevada location added manufacturing of 3 gallon, 4 gallon, and 5 gallon HOD PET water bottles using two-stage reheat and stretch blow molding machinery with state-of-the-art decoration equipment.
Our four plants in Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Maryland and Nevada house 42 different production lines. Oklahoma and Wisconsin facilities operate PET machines, extrusion blow molding lines, and container decorating equipment.
Parker Plastics continues to be a privately-held company with the commitment to take the long-term view with respect to investment in our equipment, our employees, and our customers.