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