The Placon Story

Placon, founded in 1966, continues to thrive with the same modest Midwestern values of its founder Tom Mohs. Tom’s early entrepreneurial spirit still lives on and inspires the heart and mind of the engineer in all of us.

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50 Years of Growth

From a single thermoformer in a basement to facilities located across North America, Placon has grown in size from its humble beginnings as a one-man shop to employing over 500 team members in nearly 600K sq. ft. of space with annual sales topping $150mm.

50 Years of Family

Hear a few stories from members of our Placon family with over 100 years of combined experience.

Ted Swenson

Tooling Manager - 37+ Years with Placon

Reggie Robinson

Process Technican - 35+ Years with Placon

Dan Czerwonka

Lead Tool Maker - 32+ Years with Placon

50 Years of Innovation

From patents to packaging design awards, since its inception, Placon has been providing innovative thermoformed designs and sustainable new materials to the retail, food and medical device packaging markets.

The Placon Way—A Message from Our Founder

“All of the success is due to the people who over the years have shared their talents, gone the extra mile, taken on challenges, and had the confidence to see things through.

I have been so fortunate to have been surrounded by family and friends who have helped create something that we can all be proud to be a part of.”

—Thomas Mohs


In Memoriam: Placon Founder & Plastics Packaging Industry Pioneer, Tom Mohs