Pioneer Plastics is a family-owned injection molding company located in Dixon, KY, offering plastic manufacturing services to various industries, including lawn and garden, restaurants, food processing, home appliances, packaging, and sports display cases. The company has been in business since the 1960s and expanded in 1980, with ownership since 1986 by Ed Knapp.
Pioneer Plastics is inspired by its customers’ needs and enjoys solving problems creatively while maintaining a collaborative and fun work environment. They supply products worldwide, serving well-known brands like Pizza Hut, Hobby Lobby, and 7-Eleven.
What sets the company apart is its commitment to charity, with employees participating in themed charity events every September for their charity month. They support local causes, such as Strong Like Lance Stuffies, founded by an employee’s grandson, which donates stuffed animals to children with cancer.
The company thrives in its central US location, allowing for efficient product delivery. The tight-knit community in Dixon fosters strong bonds among employees, creating a family-like atmosphere.
Pioneer Plastics is unique in the region due to its ability to provide both custom and proprietary products, ensuring stability and versatility. In 2022, they received recognition as the Overall Supplier of the Year for Pizza Hut, marking their fifth Equipment/Smallwares Supplier of the Year award from the brand.
The company is expanding its capabilities with new injection molding machines and plans to introduce new display cases and products in late 2023 and early 2024. They are excited to showcase these developments at the Sports Licensing and Tailgate Show in Las Vegas in January 2024.