Donato “Don” Telesca began his lifelong plastics career Consolidated Molded Products, at one time the largest plastics facility in the world, as an office boy circa 1945. Don climbed the corporate ladder to Director of Sales when Consolidated closed in 1981. Northeastern Plastics, Inc. was founded in 1982 by Don and a longtime friend and coworker, Ned Evans, a production manager with Consolidated. With Don’s experience in sales and estimating and Ned’s expertise with machines, the two men decided to combine their talents and form Northeastern Plastics, Inc.
Five injection molding machines, two of which were functional, were purchased at auction from the defunct Consolidated Molded Products. Interest rates were at an all time high, but it did not damper the spirits of Don and Ned. They housed the machines in 10,000 square feet 1st floor space at 315 Poplar Street, the annex building at the company’s current location.
It took several years for the company to become established and sales during the first several years were minimal. As a result family members were the sole employees and machine operators of the company. The company did start to grow, and grow rapidly.
In 1989, Don's Daughter Cindi and her Husband Alan joined the company to assist in operations and also work with a proprietary product line Don & Ned had just purchased, JED Pool Tools.
Ned Evans retired in 1994 and Don and Mary (Pearl) Telesca, Don’s wife, took full ownership of the company. Mary passed away in March of 2004. Cindi and Alan purchased the JED Pool Tools division in 2005.
Don continued to run Northeastern Plastics up until his passing in June of 2012 and Cindi and Alan subsequently purchased the assets of Northeastern Plastics, Inc. and merging the businesses in the fall of 2012. A DBA was established for Northeastern Plastics to continue the namesake and legacy. The Company has expanded and operates in the entire 130,000 square feet building complex of production and warehouse space.
Cindi and Alan’s cornerstone principals are family, hard work, and integrity with a commitment to domestic manufacturing and second chances. With the third generation of Telesca/Heyen entrepreneurs entering the business soon, and alongside its dedicated staff, the Company is positioned and looking forward to the challenges and opportunities of manufacturing in the USA into the new millennium.
Here at Northeastern Plastics Quality is paramount. We are immensely proud of the products we produce and that shows in their quality!
Without the skill to produce a top of the line product our goal of producing the highest quality injected molded plastics would be unreachable. Always striving to not just keep pace, but be a leader in the industry leads us to constantly educating and improving our knowledge base.
Skill and quality are all for naught if you are not producing product in a conscientious way. Here at Northeastern Plastics we pride ourselves on being a "Made in the USA' company that strives for a family oriented, positive work environment that is safe, moral and ethical on all fronts!