By Heather Clower
The Parsons Advocate
“We are excited about getting up there,” exclaimed Tim Dean, President of Pro Poly America, though he said “but in a small family company I wear a lot of hats.” The Tucker County Industrial Park, in Davis, will be the new home and third location of this company who is responsible for fabricating custom-designed, thermoplastic products for fire services, first responders, trucking, and other material handling and storage industries. Product examples include multiple styles of tanks, Polybilt bodies for fire, rescue, and emergency response vehicles, as well as a variety of equipment for industrial and commercial companies such as shelving, internal components and parts, water and chemical tanks and agricultural feeding systems The founding company was established in 1991, however it has been within the Dean family since 1996.
As of April 1, the lease began on their new building where work promptly began to prepare the facility for business. “We will be going slowly and methodically to train our new employees,” Dean stated. The plants in Wisconsin and Florida both employee between 25 and 30 workers, and the goal for the Davis plant is up to 10 in its first year of production. Employees from Florida will be travelling north to train those new to the Pro Poly family.
Not only does the Deans have family ties to West Virginia, but he stated, “West Virginia gives access to a new market and we are excited to grow our business.” Dean further explained from their new location in Davis, this geographical location allows them access to four respectable sized Offices of Emergency Management within a four hour radius. This also gives them access to the Mid-Atlantic States that their two other plants does not provide.
Pro Poly America has already hired one local who has recently been training at their Florida facility and they are looking to hire three more relatively soon. “We had a good response to the FaceBook ad and flyers in Davis,” Dean said. “We have a good library of resumes.” However, applications are still being taken and can be found on their website, www.ProPolyAmerica.com. Those successful in the hiring process can expect four, 10 hour days per week in what is assured to be a clean working environment.