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Toray Plastics (America) receives award for overall excellence in manufacturing

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NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI—Toray Plastics (America), Inc., has received an award for Overall Excellence in manufacturing in Rhode Island from Providence Business News.

Caption: Mike Brandmeier (left) President and CEO of Toray Plastics (America), Inc., accepting Providence Business News’s Overall Excellence in Manufacturing Award from Christian Cowan, Polaris MEP Center Director, at a PBN awards dinner held on March 30, 2017 at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence, Rhode Island.

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI—Toray Plastics (America), Inc., has received an award for Overall Excellence in Manufacturing in Rhode Island from Providence Business News.

The award was presented to Toray president and chief executive officer Mike Brandmeier by Polaris MEP center director Christian Cowan at the awards dinner held on March 30, 2017 at the WaterFire Arts Center in Providence.

The PBN Manufacturing Awards are designed to identify and celebrate the region’s best manufacturers, large or small, focused or diversified.


Toray was recognized for its excellence as a large manufacturer with 150 or more employees; the company employs 600 people at its North Kingstown campus.

“The award program looks at many of the components of a successful manufacturing enterprise, including process, innovation, growth and supply chain excellence, among other things,” says PBN editor Mark Murphy. “But the awards for overall excellence measure a manufacturer’s ability to excel at those tasks and more. They are the cream of the crop in the region and should be held up as examples that others can use to spur their own improvement.”

Adds Brandmeier: “We are extremely honored to be recognized by PBN with its Overall Excellence in manufacturing award. The Toray team works hard every day to help Toray’s customers succeed and grow their business while maintaining the company’s position as the industry’s leading innovator in its core markets.

“We believe strongly that it is important to be an active part of the Rhode Island community by collaborating with state and local government, supporting essential educational institutions such as URI, and providing ongoing support to a number of nonprofit organizations, all of this while being a good environmental steward,” says Brandmeier.

Toray Plastics (America), Inc., is a leading manufacturer of polyester, polypropylene, bio-based, and metallized films for flexible and rigid packaging, lidding, graphic, industrial, optical, and electronic applications and conducts all of its manufacturing and metallizing at one location.

Toray is also a leader in the manufacture of polyolefin, polypropylene, and polyethylene foams for the automotive and flooring industries.

The company is a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., a global leader in synthetic fibers and textiles, carbon fibers, plastics, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, and high-performance films, having annual sales exceeding US$19 billion.
For more information about Toray Plastics (America)’s complete line of films and foams, contact Mary Osso via e-mail at or 401-667-2281, or visit the Toray Plastics (America), Inc., website at


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