Custom Plastics, Inc. hires new a manufacturers’ representative



Elk Grove Village, IL-12/7/2018-Custom Plastics, Inc. hired Patrick Waldschmidt as a new
Manufacturers Representative.

Waldschmidt brings with him over 30 years of experience in the plastics industry. A majority of
his early career was spent working with Saint-Gobain, the multinational construction and plastics
material manufacturer. In 1995, he began his own firm, Precision Products, LLC.

“I decided to contract with Custom Plastics for a number of reasons: their track record in the
plastics industry, their breadth of products and their ability to produce material that most
companies would shy away from. Add to the fact that Custom is located in the Chicagoland area
and, with my Midwest-based customers, it seemed like a ‘win-win,’" says Waldschmidt.

Aside from his work with Custom Plastics, Waldschmidt has experience in rotational molding,
vacuum forming, conversion and manufacturing of films and tapes, and industrial hardware

“When we first spoke, we discussed our visions of business growth and what opportunities lie
ahead of us. I found Patrick to be very driven and I quickly knew that he would be a good fit for
Custom. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with him,” says Peter Tisbo,
President of Custom Plastics, “We’re very excited about 2019.”

“Since working with Pete, I've become more convinced that I chose the right path,” says Waldschmidt.

As an outside sales representative, Waldschmidt’s firm is based in the Greater St. Louis area and
serves the Midwest region. He can be reached at his office 314-966-3927 or
mobile 314-570-3510 or by email at pwppinc@swbell.net.

Custom Plastics, Inc. has been serving the plastics industry for over 60 years. The plastics
manufacturer takes on custom extrusion and injection molding projects for a variety of
industries. In addition, Custom Plastics, Inc. has four proprietary divisions: Custom Accents®,
Custom Utility, HandiSOLUTIONS® and OnCenter Retail Solutions. For more information
about the company and capabilities of Custom Plastics, Inc., visit


Featured Project: AeroLidz


ST. LOUIS 8/13/18 — AeroX Industries has developed a light bar cover for trucks that silences wind noise while driving.


Gabe Warner, founder and president of AeroX Industries, conceptualized the product after experiencing annoying wind noise from the new light bar on his truck. “I came back from a long drive and immediately picked up a pencil and paper,” he says, “I worked on the design until I finally came up with a solution.”


AeroLidz, the light bar covers, are made from a polycarbonate material with properties that make it flexible enough to expand over the light bar, but rigid enough to maintain its airplane-like shape. The curved piece allows air to flow over the light bar, silencing any wind noise.


Warner approached Custom Plastics, Inc. to produce the part after twelve other manufacturers turned down the design due to the complex shape of the profile. Since Custom Plastics, Inc. has been serving the plastics industry for over 60 years, the plastics manufacturer was confident in taking on the project. A week after submitting drawings, the project was accepted and the product development process kicked off. “The engineering team at Custom Plastics redrew my design and we modified and modified until we got it right,” says Warner.


The piece has already received positive feedback from its multiple appearances at industry trade shows, including the Jeep Invasions Show in Tennessee. AeroLidz will be exhibited next at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas, starting on October 30, 2018. This show is the premier automotive specialty products trade show event in the world. In 2017, the show hosted over 70,000 domestic and international buyers and over 3,000 newly introduced parts, tools and components.


Aside from the SEMA Show, future plans for AeroX Industries include expanding the AeroLidz product line and exploring new markets. Warner has already begun working with Custom Plastics to design new pieces for different sized trucks, UTVs, and Marine vehicles. “We had already built the trust and communication with Custom Plastics, so it made sense to work with them again,” says Warner, “There are so many opportunities for this product.”


Click here for more information or to purchase your own AeroLidz: https://aeroxindustries.com/shop/?v=7516fd43adaa



Strategies in Light Show 2018


Join us at Booth #322 at the Strategies in Light Show on February 13-15 at the Long Beach Convention Center located in Long Beach, California. 

Professionals from all areas of the lighting industry are invited to attend this three-day conference and trade show. Strategies in Light will provide opportunities to learn, observe and engage with different segments of the lighting industry through keynote speakers and conference sessions. New to this year's show are Lightspace California, which will combine trends and techniques of lighting technology with the art of design, and the IoT Pavilion, where attendees can find information and emerging technologies related to the Internet of Things. 

At Booth #322, we will be displaying samples of extruded lenses for LED lights and the new Diffuse Frost PVC. This material alternative to acrylic (PMMA) was engineered in collaboration with PolyOne Corp. and provides significant cost-savings benefits for extrusion projects. Sales representatives and engineers will be available to answer questions about the immense project capabilities of Custom Plastics, Inc.