Our History
Putnam Plastics was founded in August, 1975 by Marvin Query and Bob Callahan in a two car garage attached to Marvin’s home. The business quickly grew and was moved into a 40X40 pole barn type building which housed three extrusion lines and one small bag machine. A few months later, the building was expanded to include an office, a small storage area, and additional bag machines.

In March, 1978, with business continuing to rapidly expand, land was purchased in Cloverdale, Indiana. By July of that year, we were ready to move into our new building, and became incorporated in the State of Indiana that December.

We published our first Putnam Plastics Stock Catalog in 1988. As orders continued to roll in, production and sales exceeded all expectations, enabling the purchase of our Altamont, Illinois facility by February, 1989. All stock production was moved to Altamont, and Cloverdale became our Custom Division.

In June, 1991, we acquired our Farm Products division in Ohio. This expansion added drawstring and draw tape capabilities. As our business continued to grow, a geographical expansion for our Custom and Stock programs was made in October, 1992 with the purchase of the Gadsden, Alabama facility. Gadsden gave us more efficient coverage of the southern United States.

After adding a new warehouse, a maintenance shop, and enlarging our office space at Cloverdale, we presently have four locations serving over 1200 distributors throughout the United States. Putnam Plastics, Inc. is a leader in the poly bag industry. We’re truly the American success story . . . going from our humble beginnings in a garage to a multi-million dollar company with 260,000 square feet of manufacturing space in four states and approximately one billion stock bags in inventory. Best of all, Putnam Plastics poly bags are made in America, by Americans.

Our Mission

Putnam Plastics, Inc. is dedicated to providing the highest quality product in the industry at the lowest possible price.

In your best interest, we constantly adjust our prices to reflect the fluctuation in raw material costs. This is our way of insuring that our quoted price will be your best price.

Call today for a quote on stock or custom poly bags!







30 West Stardust Road • P.O. Box 258 • Cloverdale, IN 46120
• Ph: 800-544-8059 • Fax: 800-824-7584