Bay Plastics Machinery History
Tony Forgash, Sr. formed JETRO Inc. in Bay City, Mich. With son Tony Forgash, Jr., they are responsible for leading the design and development of pelletizer technology.
JETRO Corp. introduced its first Strand Pelletizer.
In the process of rebuilding pelletizers for the Dow Chemical Company, young Tony improved the design. They developed a process for stellite welding the cutting edges of the stainless steel rotors. They designed an entirely new pelletizer, which JETRO produced initially for Dow. During the ensuing years, they produced numerous machines for other chemical companies that had heard about their capabilities.
Conair purchases the company and the division is known as Conair JETRO.
Conair centralizes all remote manufacturing facilities to Franklin, PA.
Bay Plastics Machinery was formed by the son of JETRO’s founder and a core team of individuals.
Joint Venture created between Germany pelletizer manufacture and Bay Plastics Machinery. The New Company is known as Scheer-Bay Company.
Developed BT 25 Lab Pelletizer
Developed Pultrusion Pelletizers
Developed AX Series Pelletizers
Developed SB Series Pelletizers
Scheer declared insolvent in Germany, ending 10 year relationship.
Re-named Bay Plastics Machinery Company
Celebrating 50 year of Pelletizer Manufacturing in Bay City, MI
Opened Plant Two to expand Manufacturing Footprint
Developed Puller Series for Pultrusion Industry
Developed BP Series Pelletizers