Founded in 1945 as a distributor of stock plastic shapes, Midland Plastics, Inc., headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin, is one of the oldest and largest plastics suppliers in the Midwest. As a privately held distributor celebrating over 75 years in business, we have developed relationships with many of the top plastics manufacturers, allowing us to offer a wide selection of both standard and high-performance plastic products.
Our expansion into custom manufacturing and fabrication lets us serve our customers better by assisting them with all of their plastic needs, whether in CNC sawing and machining, fabrication, forming or custom extrusions. We thoroughly plan and review each new project, carefully monitoring each phase of production to ensure we meet our customers’ expectations for the highest-quality plastic components.
Throughout our rich, 75 plus year history, Midland has stayed at the forefront of technological development and been able to continue expanding our offerings and locations:
1960 – Acquired first handmade forming press, sowing the seeds of our forming operations
1966 – Expanded to location in Brookfield, WI, and doubled workforce to 14
1968 – Obtained both a 3-station rotary forming press and a die-cutting machine
1974 – Opened first branch operation in Green Bay, WI
1978 – Purchased another 3-station rotary press—still used in today’s operations
1979 – Opened a 10,000 sq. ft. location in Green Bay, WI
1984 – Entered the digital age with our first CNC router and computer
1986 – Opened a sales office in Madison, WI
1989 – Expanded with a CNC saw
1994 – Broadened operations to Wausau, WI, and Rockford, IL
1996 – Moved headquarters to New Berlin, WI
2003 – Added another branch location in Davenport, IA
2005 – Increased manufacturing operations by adding additional CNC machining centers
2012 – Opened our 7th location in Des Moines, IA
2015 – Acquired Advanced Extrusions
2016 – Expanded the New Berlin facility by 40,000 sq. ft.
2017 – Added a dual-bed, high-production CNC routing center
2018 - Built a new 40,000 sq. ft. facility in De Pere, WI for our Green Bay Branch
2018 - Our Green Bay Branch moved into their new state of the art facility in De Pere, WI in Nov
2018 - Added another CNC high-production saw in our De Pere, WI location
2018 - Added a CNC high-speed flatbed router in our Des Moines, IA location
2019 - Added another CNC high-performance vertical milling center in De Pere, WI
2020 - Added 2 new CNC vertical milling centers with 5-axis capabilities; 1 each in New Berlin and De Pere, WI.
2020 - Implemented a high tech 6 axis laser arm that delivers high-accuracy measurement and inspection results for our Quality Dept in New Berlin., WI
2021 - Added another CNC high-production saw in our De Pere, WI location
2021- Moved our Rockford, IL Branch to South Beloit, IL to double the size and capacity.
2021 - Added 2 new pcs of CNC Equipment to our De Pere, WI Branch. A HAAS VF-8, 3-axis with an additional 2 axis trunnion. Also a HAAS 712 Gantry Router. 2021 - Added 2 new pcs of CNC Equipment to our Corp office in New Berlin, WI. A DMS 5-axis Router with Twin 5'x5' tables. Also a CMS 3-axis 5'x12' Tracer 200X
2021 - Added Haas VF4 with Automated Robotic Machine Tending in NB Machining Division Added Automated Robotic Machine Tending in GB Machining Division.
2022 - Added Haas VF4 with Automated Robotic Machine Tending in NB Machining. 10’x6’ Rotary Vacuum Former with Automated Load and Unload capacity in Forming. 10’x8’ Drying Oven for the Forming Division Expanded downstream capacity in Extrusions.
2023 - Added a Haas ST-30Y High-Performance Turning Center in our GB Machining Division. Stay tuned as NEW High-Performance Production Machines are on their way!