In October, SVAM honored Southwest Virginia manufacturers with awards for manufacturing companies who go above and beyond in various categories. Through this blog series, we would like for you to get to know the award winners and learn more about their accomplishments.
In Southwest Virginia Manufacturing you’ll find a breeding ground of innovative companies, ideas, and people. When you take a look, it is truly exciting to see all of the new products and processes that are being created here in our region, allowing us to make an impact on a global scale.
Appalachian Plastics in Glade Spring, VA, winner of this year’s Manufacturing Innovations Award, manufactures composite light poles that are seen by millions at theme parks such as SeaWorld. Their light poles serve as a sustainable alternative to traditional wooden poles that woodpeckers were destroying. The composite material of this company’s poles were distend to prevent all damage from woodpeckers, maintain the aesthetic look of a tropical landscape of palm trees, and to withstand a category 5 hurricane.
Congratulations to Appalachian Plastics for winning SVAM’s 2019 Manufacturing Innovations Award.