Edco Industries Inc
Plastics is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United
States, with 32% of all plastics (by weight) processed by injection molding, a technology that has made it possible
to construct inexpensive, durable consumer and industrial goods found in sectors ranging from medical equipment to automotive
parts. Family-owned and -operated EDCO Industries in Bridgeport, CT has been assembling and packaging injection molded plastic
products since its inception in 1978.
Edward Szalan and his father John Szalan started an injection
molding company in the late 1970’s. Edward purchased a small building and one injection-molding machine in a semi-industrial
area of Bridgeport, but it quickly grew and expanded to include roles for his entire family. Today, the business is
operated by Edward’s wife Anna Marie and his son John, who found his calling working in the factory as a child and later
became a plastics engineer.
John’s other passion besides
Plastic is the Korean Martial Art, Tae Kwon Do. Having received his black belt in 1986, John continues to compete and enjoys
teaching children and adults the wonderful aspects of this Korean sport.
Being disciplined and self motivated allows him to create close working
relationship with his clients.