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Santa Monica Plastics, LLC is owned by Eric and Claudia Warren who established their company in Santa Monica, California in December of 2011. Bruce Zelesnik, the lead sales representative, with his significant plastics industry experience, has also been integral to the company.
Eric and Bruce gained their knowledge of plastics while working at the renowned Hastings Plastics of Santa Monica. Established in 1956 by Norry Hastings, the company was well known in the plastic industry — as Norry was largely involved with founding the Plastics Industry Trade Association, SPI. An institution in Santa Monica, Hastings was one of the first companies to formulate and offer thermoset plastics on a retail consumer level.
Ownership of Hastings Plastics changed hands in 2000 and later closed in 2011 when the property was sold to make way for the Expo Light Rail. Eric, having worked in fabrication for six-and-a-half years, and Bruce, having worked in sales since the mid-eighties, were encouraged by customers to continue the Hastings legacy. Together, with Claudia, they soon discovered the possibilities for starting a new company, and the idea for Santa Monica Plastics was born.
Santa Monica Plastics sells products far beyond the Santa Monica border, but the company is also dedicated to its community, with a percentage of profits going to local non-profits.