LVP Timeline

LVP Formed

August 15, 1971

At 1075 North Gilmore Street, Allentown, PA. Fred and Edythe Ressler (LVP’s cofounders) rented a small portion of the building to house their business operations…. Continue Reading

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1975 New Office

August 15, 1975

1975 New Office

By this time, more space was needed for their business venture. Fred & Edythe purchased the entire building that they had been renting. Over the… Continue Reading

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1985 Injection Molding Division

July 3, 1985

1985 Injection Molding Division

Expanding the possibilities, Fred & Edythe bought a building on Congress Street, adding the Injection Molding Division. Continue Reading

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1998 More Expansion

August 15, 1999

1998 More Expansion

Purchased another building for future expansion, located on Fairmont Street. Continue Reading

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1999 Another Milestone

August 15, 1999

Purchased a fourth building, located on Godfrey Street in Allentown, to house miscellaneous items. Continue Reading

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2000 Fairmont Street Expansion

August 15, 2000

Fairmont Street Expansion occurs: saws, routers and Fabrication moved to the new location, and “Plant II” is created. New saw and router are added. At… Continue Reading

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2001 30th Year Celebration

August 15, 2001

Lehigh Valley Plastics celebrated its 30th Year in Business, celebrating with a mini-golf course which led guests on a tour of the three production facilities. Continue Reading

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2005 Molding Division

August 15, 2005

Molding Division on Congress Street gets an interior facelift. Office area is designed to be customer friendly and professional. March: Office area at Gilmore Street… Continue Reading

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2006 35th Year Celebration

August 15, 2006

Lehigh Valley Plastics, Inc. celebrates its 35th Year in Business with a casino-night style evening out at the Hotel Bethlehem. Continue Reading

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2007 New Facility

August 15, 2007

2007 New Facility

Lehigh Valley Plastics, Inc. moves into its new facility at 187 North Commerce Way, Bethlehem, PA. All operations are moved under one roof. The climate… Continue Reading

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2008 Integrated Management Systems Group Certification

August 15, 2008

Lehigh Valley Plastics achieves ISO 9001:2008 – Integrated Management Systems Group (IMSG) has certified LVP to the ISO 9001:2008 quality system standard. The certification was… Continue Reading

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2009 New Plant Manager

August 15, 2009

LVP brings in a new Plant Manager with strong manufacturing management experience from the automotive industry. LVP’s ownership acquires S&W Metal Products Located in Gilbertsville,… Continue Reading

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2010 Lehigh Valley Plastics delivers an impressive annual performance

August 15, 2010

Lehigh Valley Plastics delivers an impressive annual performance in the face of continued strong economic headwinds, but a closer look beyond the numbers show that… Continue Reading

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2011 LVP celebrates its 40th Anniversary

August 5, 2011

The CEO buys a majority stake in LVP from the private equity ownership group; the other members of the management team are awarded ownership and… Continue Reading

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2012 Lehigh Valley Plastics achieves record levels of on-time delivery

August 15, 2012

2012 Lehigh Valley Plastics achieves record levels of on-time delivery

LVP hires investment banker to conduct an acquisition search for a precision metal machine shop Installed new state of the art CNC Table router.  CR… Continue Reading

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2013 Installed two new DMC Drill/Tap machines with twin pallets

August 15, 2013

These machines give LVP an advantage on both small and large quantity jobs.  The machines can be pre-set with 21 tools which reduces the amount… Continue Reading

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2014 LVP announces Frac Ball manufacturing capabilities and increases its milling capacity and capabilities!

August 15, 2014

LVP featured in Viewpoints with Terry Bradshaw – a segment on Manufacturing in America Continue Reading

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LVP Continues Investment in Capacity and Technology!

January 1, 2015

In partnership with Spring Technologies, LVP has contracted for a 1st quarter rollout of the industry leading NCSIMUL programming validation and simulation software. This package represents… Continue Reading

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LVP Ongoing Investment in Capacity and Technology!

June 15, 2015

Lehigh Valley Plastics, a state-of-the-art machine shop, fabricator and distributor of advanced plastic components and materials, continues its commitment to saving customers money through additional… Continue Reading

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September 2015 “Let LVP help you convert from metal to plastic to reduce cost and weight but maintain your design.”

September 1, 2015

September 2015 “Let LVP help you convert from metal to plastic to reduce cost and weight but maintain your design.”

September 2015 “Let LVP help you convert from metal to plastic to reduce cost and weight but maintain your design.” 2015-Q3-LVP-Newsletter-Metal-to-Plastic.pdf Continue Reading

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January 2016 “LVP’s machining capabilities with CIP composites are ideal for replacing bronze, nylon, acetal and wood bearing materials.”

January 1, 2016

January 2016 “LVP’s machining capabilities with CIP composites are ideal for replacing bronze, nylon, acetal and wood bearing materials.”

January 2016 “LVP’s machining capabilities with CIP composites are ideal for replacing bronze, nylon, acetal and wood bearing materials.” 2015-Q3-LVP-Newsletter-Metal-to-Plastic.pdf Continue Reading

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October 2016 “Great material ideas from LVP for pumps, valves and high temperature insulators.”

October 1, 2016

October 2016 “Great material ideas from LVP for pumps, valves and high temperature insulators.” 2016-Q4-Newsletter-Ketron-Peek.pdf Continue Reading

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January 2017 “Wildlife Leadership Academy Receives Donation from Lehigh Valley Plastics

January 1, 2017

January 2017 “Wildlife Leadership Academy Receives Donation from Lehigh Valley Plastics

January 2017 “Wildlife Leadership Academy Receives Donation from Lehigh Valley Plastics.   For $13,500 blurb is: Bethlehem, PA (2/10/16) – The Wildlife Leadership Academy is… Continue Reading

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Philadelphia PA Walk for Sjögren

May 5, 2018

Sjögren’s (“SHOW-grins”) is a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. Along with symptoms of extensive dryness, other serious complications include profound fatigue, chronic… Continue Reading

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