Toshiba Gains New Representation in Southeastern U.S.
Injection molding machine manufacturer Toshiba signs Plastics Machinery as its rep agency in the Southeast covering Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee and North and South Carolina.
Toshiba Machine America has signed Plastics Machinery, LLC to serve as its manufacturers’ rep agency in the southeastern U.S. Plastics Machinery will market and sell Toshiba’s full line of all-electric and servo hydraulic injection molding machines to plastics processors in Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, and North and South Carolina.
In a release, Toshiba’s National Sales Manager Chuck Gorman called Plastics Machinery “a solid addition to our team,” noting the firm’s strong presence in the region. Founded in 2004 and based in Franklin, Tenn., Plastics Machinery is co-owned by Sam Shellabarger and Allen Reeves. The company also represents a number of auxiliary and machine component suppliers.
Toshiba’s North American headquarters are in Elk Grove Village, Ill., but it maintains a service office in Woodstock, Ga. Gorman told Plastics Technology that signing Plastics Machinery will increase the company’s presence in the region, especially given the firm’s recognition and relationships in that part of the U.S.
Gorman noted that the new rep has strong presence among Tier One automotive suppliers in the Southeast, as well as with the building and construction supply markets. “Plastics Machinery see opportunities for Toshiba’s large-tonnage machines,” Gorman noted. “They’re also anxious to sell electrics due to automation benefits provided by the new V70 controller.”
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