Bay Plastics Machinery History

1961

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.

1961

JETRO Corp. introduced its first Strand Pelletizer.

1961-1974

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.

1974

Conair purchases the company and the division is known as Conair JETRO.

1997

Conair centralizes all remote manufacturing facilities to Franklin, PA.

1997

Bay Plastics Machinery was formed by the son of JETRO’s founder and a core team of individuals.

1998

Joint Venture created between Germany pelletizer manufacture and Bay Plastics Machinery. The New Company is known as Scheer-Bay Company.

1999

Developed BT 25 Lab Pelletizer

2002

Developed Pultrusion Pelletizers

2004

Developed AX Series Pelletizers

2006

Developed SB Series Pelletizers

2008

Scheer declared insolvent in Germany, ending 10 year relationship.

2009

Re-named Bay Plastics Machinery Company

2011

Celebrating 50 year of Pelletizer Manufacturing in Bay City, MI

2012

Opened Plant Two to expand Manufacturing Footprint

2014

Developed Puller Series for Pultrusion Industry

2015

Developed BP Series Pelletizers

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