Providence is Rhode Island’s capital and the most populated city in the entire state. And because it was founded in 1636, it’s also considered one of the oldest cities in the United States. Founder Roger Williams was a Reformed Baptist theologian and named the area in honor of “God’s merciful providence,” which he thought was responsible for revealing as a haven for him and his followers.
The city was also one of the first to industrialize and became renowned for its textile and machine tool, jewelry and silverware industries. Although today the city is home to eight hospitals and seven universities, Providence still retains some manufacturing industries. Once nicknamed the “Beehive of Industry,” the city re-branded to the “Creative Capital” in 2009 to emphasize both the institutions of higher education and the arts community active within the area.
Providence Plastics Provider
With over seventy years of experience as a premier distributor of plastic products and solutions, Polymershapes is proud to have a facility in nearby North Kingstown. With such a bustling industrial sector, Polymershapes is proud to be a trusted Providence plastics provider.
When an economy is based on manufacturing, it’s essential to make the process as efficient and effective as possible. Every manufacturing plant requires the products to be moved around the production facility, and most of them also include a packaging element. Because consumers want their products quickly and at the best price, it’s important for manufacturers to be mindful of their processes in order to keep costs down.
Public demand puts pressure on manufacturers to increase the speed of their production. Running faster operation speeds gives plastics an advantage over traditional metals because plastics are lighter weight, allowing them to both move faster and require less fuel. And when machines use plastics, it greatly reduces the sound decimals when compared to metal on metal, which then subsequently improves the working environment for operators.
Conveying equipment has also become a staple in manufacturing plants, as this method both increases production speed and removes human err. Plastics have proven to be more durable and more cost efficient to fabricate, making them a preferred material to use when crafting machine guards, guide rails, star wheels, gears and chain guides. When it comes to maximizing quality while minimizing costs, plastics are an ideal solution.
As a premier Providence plastics provider, Polymershapes is proud to assist in keeping a strong tradition of manufacturing alive and thriving in the city.