Category: General Plastics & Composites News

New HC5.5 Standard Composite Frac Plug

New Composite frac bluc

General Plastics is pleased to announce the introduction of the HC5.5 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

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

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

GPC Harvey Update: 8/29

GPC operations will be closed through Wednesday. We will start operations Thursday pending the weather and the ability of our workforce to get to our facility. Our thoughts and prayers are with our employees, customers and suppliers and all those impacted by the storm. Read More

GPC Celebrates 50 Years

GPC Celebrates 50 Years

This year marks a significant milestone for General Plastics & Composites. 2017 celebrates 50 years as a company. A company that has proven that longevity and success is possible. This success would not be possible without our group of talented and dedicated employees. These employees are the ones that contribute daily to bring the best level of service and loyalty to our long-time customers and vendors. Read More

STEM students now, maybe GPC employees in the future

We welcomed students from the Alvin ISD STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) program to our facility for a tour. These students exemplify advanced academic abilities and receive in-depth learning in the different disciplines. We were delighted to be a part of their academic journey and were impressed by their thirst for knowledge and inquisitive minds…perhaps there’s a future GPC employee in the bunch! Read More

It’s a good problem to have. New Orders – Minimum Lead Times

As we all know, the oil and gas industry has had quite a rough time the last couple years. Consistent volumes and orders declined significantly, as our customers worked through their inventory levels.

We have a new (and much better) challenge that we haven’t seen in a while…NEW ORDERS!!! Our customers now need product, but because there is no product in queue, they are requiring it inside of lead time, which presents challenges to our manufacturing team. Read More

Annual inventory – GPC employees completed one of the biggest fiscal responsibilities of the year!

Inventory is one of those labor-intensive, but very important parts of managing a business. It is a huge undertaking that allows GPC to show customers our financial accountability. While we have a sophisticated ERP system, which tracks inventory throughout its life cycle, we also do a physical inventory annually at the end of September utilizing an outside audit firm to ensure standard and consistent accounting practices. Read More