Our Culture

Our culture is the attitude we bring to work each and every day. It’s an attitude and inherent habit of focusing on the customer, doing the right things and doing things right.

Respect, recognition, rewards

We’re a company that genuinely values our team members and believe in rewarding them with respect and recognition for jobs well done. A family-owned plastics packaging business since 1966, Placon’s values have remained relatively unchanged throughout the years. At Placon, we value:

  • Honesty, integrity and ethical behavior
  • Respect for everyone
  • All in, head and heart
  • Continuous learning and personal development
  • Recognition for success

Award-winning design

A culture of innovation

As a flexible and adaptive company that doesn’t yield to the status quo, our culture is continuously being redefined. We’re a team that follows the trends and works at finding innovative and sustainable ways to bring our customers’ products to market.

A culture of diversity

Placon values employee diversity. It’s a way to garner insight and experience from persons of various backgrounds. Whether working at our corporate headquarters, EcoStar recycling facility, Barger medical packaging division or W. Springfield, MA facility, our strong customer and employee-centric culture is woven tightly throughout. If you can see yourself working with a company that embraces teamwork as much as independent thinking, please view our open opportunities.


A culture of community

At Placon, we love life in Madison, WI. Madison is known as a fun and dynamic city that offers an abundance of year-round cultural and recreational activities.

We’re also a company known for our philanthropic activities. We’re committed to giving back to our local community as well as positively impacting the plastic packaging industry’s role in recycling thermoforms.

Eliminating landfill waste

Placon diverts over 120,000 pounds of plastic PET water and soda bottles from landfills every day with over 1 billion plastic bottles and thermoforms recycled and converted into our EcoStar line of food and non-food grade rollstock every year. At full capacity, EcoStar will process 36 million pounds of clean PET bottle and thermoform flake, the equivalent of saving 75,000 barrels of oil.

Read more about Placon sustainability

Reducing resource dependence

EcoStar was founded with the belief that the recycling of existing plastic PET packaging, thereby conserving natural resources, is the most responsible solution for the preservation of resources and reduction of PET containers as landfill waste. In our community and in communities across North America, Placon is reclaiming curbside collected plastic PET bottles and thermoforms and turning them back into plastic packaging.

Read about our closed loop vision