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GPC Standard Composite Frac Plug Now in 4.5” Size

GPC HC 4.5 Frac PlugGeneral Plastics is pleased to announce the introduction of the company’s second standard frac plug, the HC 4.5,. This new product offers a standard, reliable design compatible in 90% of wells and complements the existing HC 5.5 standard composite frac plug.

With more than 50 years of experience providing the composite products for the oil and gas industry, the company now has two standard composite frac plug sizes to offer the industry. Read More

New HC 5.5 Standard Composite Frac Plug

New Composite frac bluc

General Plastics is pleased to announce the introduction of the HC 5.5 standard frac plug. This new product offers a standard, reliable design compatible in 90% of wells.

“As the leader in oilfield composites, we are well-equipped to supply standard high-performance frac plugs at a low cost,” said Dave Walstad, CEO, General Plastics & Composites. “We’ve supplied more than 1.2 million composite frac plugs to leading oil and gas manufacturers.” Read More

GP&C operations are open

GP&C operations are open

As COVID-19 continues to evolve and spread as a health issue impacting communities and businesses worldwide we want to assure you that our core focus is providing uninterrupted service to our customers, while also ensuring the well-being of our employees and their families.

Given our connection to the energy industry, we are an Essential Business supplying critical tools for the drilling and extraction of oil and gas. Read More

Safety Always Comes First

Throughout our growth, one thing remains unwavering, and that is our commitment to safety. We’ve doubled our headcount in the past year and GPC will continue to grow and continue to focus on safety as our #1 priority. Here’s what we expect of each employee to assure a safe workplace for all:

  • Safety starts with each and every one of us individually and cumulatively;
  • GPC provides a safe environment for employees and we also expect employees to be mindful of safety for themselves and their co-workers;
  • If at any time a job does not appear safe, we expect our employees to stop the task and ask for assistance or recommend a better way to do the task.
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General Plastics & Composites JOB FAIR – May 5

We’re expanding our family! Join us on May 5 for a job fair.

Open positions include:

  • Materials Technicians (day/night)
  • CNC Machinists (day/night)
  • CNC Machine Operator (day/night)
  • Maintenance (night)
  • Quality Auditors (night)

You won’t just find a job here, you will find a family!  We offer excellent benefits, great schedules, competitive pay, training, & advancement opportunities – all at a convenient location near Hobby Airport. Read More

New in-ground test well debuts at headquarters facility

We worked with industry experts to construct a state-of-the-art test well, which provides customers quick access to full-scale tests to enable faster R&D projects and commercialization opportunities. The test well accommodates pressures up to 15,000PSI and temperatures up to 350⁰F, capable of handling sizes from 7” and under.

Located at GPC headquarters, the test well has a control system, pressure system and heating system. Read More

Online Safety Training Platform provides a customized, flexible training opportunity to employees

Online Safety Training Platform provides a customized, flexible training opportunity to employees

This spring, we contracted Martech, an online technical safety training provider, to offer online safety learning modules to our employees. Safety has always been a top priority for the company, and this new platform makes it easier for employees to stay up-to-date on the latest industry protocols and procedures.

During the first three months of the kickoff, employees were required to complete two modules per month. Read More

Harvey Update: 9/7/17

We are back to regular operating hours this week.

About 30 of our employees were directly affected by the flooding. As the storm cleared, we helped fellow co-workers with clean-up. 4 crews of GP&C employees, family members, and neighbors helped demo 5 homes. Thanks to all that volunteered their time and energy to help those that experienced the destruction from Hurricane Harvey. Read More

Hurricane Harvey

Our thoughts and prayers are with our employees and their families, our customers and suppliers who have sustained flooding or damage due to Hurricane Harvey. Thankfully the GPC building withstood the storms, and we will be operational, as much as our staffing allows, to support our customers. Please keep Houston in your prayers as the city handles this natural disaster. Read More

General Plastics & Composites Welcomes J. Scott Caldwell

General Plastics & Composites Welcomes J. Scott Caldwell

We are excited to introduce the newest member of our Executive Team, J. Scott Caldwell. Scott joined GPC in April as the Vice President of Operations, and will lead the manufacturing operations at each of GPC’s locations. He is also responsible for manufacturing engineering, supply chain and new product development.

Scott has a distinguished track record of driving success across all aspects of manufacturing. Read More