We’ve seen this movie many times. A Bridgeport company leaves the city lured by Shelton developer Robert Scinto. Add Modern Plastics to the list.
Modern Plastics has been a fixture in the city’s West End for 65 years. Bing Carbone, president of the company, says Bridgeport development officials must do a better job communicating with city-based businesses to retain them.
Scinto is a master at recruiting businesses to his Shelton properties. He was in the news a few weeks ago when he entered a guilty plea for providing false statements to FBI agents probing the administration of Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti. Modern Plastics news release:
BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Modern Plastics, Corporate Headquarters, 678 Howard Avenue, Bridgeport, Connecticut, is moving from its current location for the past 65 years in early 2011 to Shelton, Connecticut.
Modern Plastics is one of the largest distributors of medical-grade plastics and supplies high-performance engineering-grade plastic stock shapes along with fabricated plastic parts. The new facility will have a quarantined environmentally controlled room for storage of medical plastics, 5,000 square feet of office space and 18,000 plus square feet of manufacturing floor space, including a retail store for items such as cut-to-size Plexiglas and Lexan sheet.
“We are saddened to leave Bridgeport after so many years, but we are also thrilled and excited about the move to Shelton. The location is ideal for us just off of Bridgeport Avenue in the heart of both industrial and office commerce,” said Bing J. Carbone, President of Modern Plastics. He added that “the need for efficient manufacturing space, larger offices for our core business plus a retail store to serve the local market has become essential to meet the growing requirements of our customers.”
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