About Us

Kevin Kempton, President

At United States Plastic Corporation®, we take pride in serving our customers with excellence. Our Ohio operation is strategically located between Toledo and Dayton, putting us at the heart of Industrial America and within arm's reach of 75 percent of the U.S. population. We service thousands of customers, from Fortune 500 companies to brand new start-ups.

We distribute tens of thousands of plastic products and even manufacture our own Tamco® brand of industrial-strength tanks, funnels, totes and more. Our facility is state-of-the-art with the latest website technology, product tracking system and order fulfillment equipment. We hold nothing back when it comes to delivering quality products to our customers in an expeditious manner. Thank you for choosing us as your supplier and for allowing us to serve your needs.

Kevin Kempton, CEO & President

Quality Products

Black Tamco® Barrels

U.S. Plastic Corporation® currently distributes over 30,000 plastic products for both industrial and commercial use. Bottles, tubing, tanks and buckets are consistently our top selling lines. In addition, we offer a vast selection of sheet, rod, labware, valves, pumps and more. Our Product Management Department is constantly researching new products, adding the latest and the best to our offering and meeting our customers' needs.

U.S. Plastic® is also proud to distribute industrial strength, rotomolded products from Tamco® Industries, our very own manufacturing division. Having begun as primarily a tanks company, Tamco® now also manufactures barrels, totes, funnels, and more.

Many of our Tamco® products can be custom fabricated to meet specific size requirements, and wall thickness can be increased for additional strength. Furthermore, both in-stock and custom-made items can be modified with bulkhead fittings, bossweld fittings, baffles, weir dams, holes, spigots, and more. And because Tamco® Industries is right on site, most orders are shipped the very same day.

Corporate History

Stanley Smelting Silver

Early in his business career, a young Stanley Tam ventured into the business of reclaiming silver from waste photographic solution. In time, Stanley improved on his electric silver collector and added a plastic bucket. Plastic products were not yet widely distributed and customers began to request additional containers for their own purposes. Then, the customers began to make requests for other plastic products such as valves, piping, tubing, and fittings. Eventually, Stanley's plastic business surpassed his silver collection business and United States Plastic Corporation® was born.

In 1997, founder Stanley Tam handed over leadership of the company to Wesley A. Lytle who then became CEO and President. Since that time, the company has more than doubled in sales, keeping up with the latest in technology, marketing, distribution and of course, plastic engineering. In this second decade of the 2000's, we are proud to significantly expand our Tamco® brand and better serve our manufacturing and wholesale customers. We are confident in our future and grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the United States' growing economy.

Giving Back

Stanley Smelting Silver

Founder Stanley Tam's faith in Jesus was always at the center of both his personal and business life. He constantly looked to God for wisdom and guidance to run the business and to work with vendors, customers and his employees with integrity.

In 1955, Stanley had a profound conversation with God where he heard God asking him to give over control of his company and become His employee. From that encounter, Stanley decided to give 100% legal ownership of the company to God by setting up a foundation. To this day, the foundation owns U.S. Plastic Corporation® and gives 100% of the dividends to bring God's hope and tangible support to communities around the world. It has been over 60 years since Stanley Tam made the decision to give God 100% control of his business and to this day, U.S. Plastic Corporation® is committed to the very same vision and mission.

For Stanley Tam, knowing God was the best decision he ever made. Whether meeting with vendors, customers or neighbors in the community, his greatest joy was to share how Jesus changed his life. If he could sit down with you, this is what he would share:

God loves you and created you to know Him personally. (John 3:16)

None of us lives or loves as we ought and this sin separates us from God (Romans 3:23).

Thankfully, Jesus' death has paid for our sins and through Him, we can know and experience God's love and plan for our lives (John 14:6).

To enter this new life, we must make a personal decision to receive Jesus as Savior and Lord. Then we can know and experience God's love and plan for our lives (John 1:12).

If you would like to begin such a relationship with God, you can pray this suggested prayer:

"Lord Jesus, I need You. I admit that I have sinned against God and am separated from him. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins in order to bring me back to God. I ask you to be my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life and make me the person You created me to be."

If you prayed this prayer, email us and we will send you a gift of Now that I Believe.

Videos & More

To learn even more about our mission and what we do and why we do it, watch these videos and visit our mission site at mission.usplastic.com.