By Michael P. Mayko
SHELTON — Faced with impending pandemic-induced layoffs and furloughs, Bing Carbone and his executives staff at Modern Plastics had to think fast.
“We had to come up with a game plan,” he recalled. “We are in the business of plastics and saw a need for mass production of face shields and face masks so we quickly retrofitted our operation.”
Ordinarily, Modern Plastics is a sheet, rod, tube and film distributor of plastic medical-grade materials, producing products for companies including Sikorsky Aircraft, Electric Boat/General Dynamics, General Electric Medical and Lockheed Martin.
Shelton’s Modern Plastics quickly changed gears to meet the needs for personal protective equipment in the early stages of the pandemic. Now they are hiring and expanding.