We were founded in 1970 by Ray “Jr.” Kurtz in Orange, California, hauling PVC pipe and fittings throughout the southwest, hence the name Plastic Express.
We purchased our first self-loading pneumatic bulk unit in 1975 which put us officially in the plastic bulk transportation business. In 1981 we branched out to New Jersey and began a steady growth period throughout the 1980’s, adding bulk terminals in Arizona, Nevada, Illinois and Minnesota.
In the early 1990’s, we entered into the packaging and warehousing arena to provide our distributor customers a “one stop shop” in Santa Fe Springs, California.
In 1998, we partnered with a major resin manufacturer and handled all of the in-plant work to include railcar loading, rail car switching, bulk trucking, export packaging, and drayage activities at the rate of more than one million pounds per day.
In 2004 we opened our second “one stop shop” terminal and packaging operation in Raritan Center, Edison, New Jersey to handle additional growth opportunities in the Northeast as well as imports and exports through the ports of New York and New Jersey.
In 2008 we began handling food-grade commodities including Kosher foods.
Throughout the 2000’s our growth has continued to include full service expansions in Washington, Oregon, Texas and North Carolina.
In 2013 we expanded our handling to include other non-hazardous industrial products such as paper, steel, ceramic proppant, lumber and other forest and building products. These products are handled by PX Services, a logistics and transload company wholly owned and operated by Plastic Express.
Today we are head quartered in City of Industry, CA and have 13 full service facilities and 36 bulk terminals across the country. We are located near most of the major ports in the U.S. and rely heavily on our rail infrastructure to handle imports /exports as well as regional distribution. We cross into Canada and Mexico every day. We have over 200 employees that service 250+ customers from around the globe. We work with every facet of the supply chain, focusing on truck, rail and ship movements, looking for efficiencies to deliver a sustainable solution for our customers. We are Operation Clean Sweep, CTPAT compliant, ISO 9001 Certified and GMPT.
Our goal is to continue to exceed our customers’ expectations every day. We have a strong team in place that serves our customers with the “can-do” attitude that has been the cornerstone at Plastic Express from day one.