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Springfield Plastics to Celebrate 45 Years of Business in 2023
Growing company to begin major expansion during milestone anniversary year

Auburn, IL - Springfield Plastics, Inc. will be celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2023. Part of the celebration will include a facility expansion project in Auburn, Illinois.

Founded in Auburn in 1978 by Roy Baker, Wayne Baker, and Glen Brandt, Springfield Plastics manufactures tile drainage solutions for the agricultural, residential/building, commercial, and highway markets. Today, Springfield Plastics has offices in Auburn and Humboldt, Iowa. The company is owned by local shareholders, and the Bakers take care of day-to-day operations.

“This company began with a few simple thoughts,” said Steve Baker, President of Springfield Plastics. “A commitment to manufacturing the best product on the market, delivering a high level of service to our customers, and a steadfast dedication to our employees and the communities in which we operate. Forty-five years later I can say with confidence that these are still our guiding principles.”

Over the past several years, Springfield Plastics has expanded to deliver its 100%-virgin-resin made product to a nine-state area and added its second location in Humboldt to service customers farther to the north and west.

Production of Springfield Plastics tile and fittings is handled at the Auburn location. The Auburn expansion project will allow the company to grow in the areas of production, raw materials management, quality control and assurance, and warehousing. Part of the expansion includes adding up to 65 full-time positions in sales, shipping, accounting, engineering, and manufacturing.

“The growth that we, and our customers, have seen in agriculture tile drainage is really quite remarkable,” continued Baker. “Our leadership presented our board with a well-thought plan for expansion, which they approved quickly. We look forward to getting to work on the expansion and the opportunity to offer good-paying positions to those in our local community.”

Forty-five years in business and a major expansion aren’t the only things Springfield Plastics will be celebrating next year. The company’s annual Drain for the Cure fundraiser for cancer research and prevention will be turning 10 in October 2023. The fundraiser has raised more than $675,000 over the years to support the fight against cancer in Illinois and Iowa. ABOUT SPRINGFIELD PLASTICS: Springfield Plastics, Inc., with locations in Auburn, Illinois, and Humboldt, Iowa, is a Midwest manufacturer that has created plastic pipe solutions in the agricultural, residential, commercial, and highway markets since 1978. Springfield Plastics, Inc. is the only U.S. manufacturer certified to use only 100% virgin resin in all products that provide peace of mind through the highest quality and consistency available in today’s drainage market. For more information, please visit www.spipipe.com (Learn more)
Springfield Plastics, Inc. Announces Major Expansion
Representatives from Springfield Plastics, Inc. announced today their intentions to begin a major growth project that includes expanded facilities at the Auburn location and could lead to as many as 65 new full-time positions. Construction will begin in early 2023 with expected completion in 2024. Hiring for the 65 new positions will begin immediately. “We are so excited to begin this new era at Springfield Plastics,” said Steve Baker, President of Springfield Plastics, Inc. “Our board, executive team, and staff have been working tirelessly to put this plan in place and bring a disciplined approach to our growth plans.” Tremendous growth in the agricultural industry, specifically within the tile drainage industry, has led to these plans. Over the past several years, Springfield Plastics has expanded to deliver its 100%-virgin-resin made product to a nine-state area and added a second location in Humboldt, Iowa, to service customers farther to the north and west. The staff additions to accommodate growth plans are expected to occur in sales, shipping, accounting, engineering, and manufacturing. “Our customers have come to expect a high level of service from our committed front-line and support staff,” said Jennifer Furkin, Vice President of Springfield Plastics, Inc. “By adding depth to nearly every department, we will be able to provide that same service to more customers across a larger geographic area.” Production of Springfield Plastics tile and fittings is handled at their Auburn, Illinois, location. New or expanded facilities as part of this growth plan include production, raw materials management, quality control and assurance, and warehousing. “Having the expanded manufacturing capabilities along with implementing even newer technologies will allow for significant growth in our production capacity,” said Doug Baker, Vice President – Production at Springfield Plastics, Inc. “Our new facilities and staff additions to operate them will fold seamlessly into our continued commitment to provide more product on time to our loyal and new customers.” ABOUT SPRINGFIELD PLASTICS: Springfield Plastics, Inc., with locations in Auburn, Illinois, and Humboldt, Iowa, is a Midwest manufacturer that has created plastic pipe solutions in the agricultural, residential, commercial, and highway markets since 1978. Springfield Plastics, Inc. is the only U.S. manufacturer certified to use only 100% virgin resin in all products that provide peace of mind through the highest quality and consistency available in today’s drainage market. For more information, please visit www.spipipe.com (Learn More)
Demand and Shortage Issues
Check out the link below to hear our explanation regarding the demand and shortage issues facing the agriculture community and the drainage industry. (Industry Voice by Springfield Plastics)
UPCOMING EVENTS
National Farm Machinery Show (Booth 2760)
2/15/23-2/18/23
Missouri LICA Winter Convention
2/16/23-2/18/23
Western Farm Show (Booth 447)
2/24/23-2/26/23
GEAPS Exchange Kansas City (Booth 2728)
2/25/23-2/28/23
Hawkeye Farm Show
2/28/23-3/2/23