Born and raised in Midwest America with core values and principles passed on from prior generations, Jim Fruth’s diligent work ethic and innovative thinking has propelled his migration westward to southern California where he has established family and business roots. After graduating from the University of Toledo with a degree in Industrial Engineering, Jim worked for a few different companies in the aerospace, medical, and pharmaceutical industries. His work in these fields allowed him to quickly recognize the need for diverse packaging solutions, and in 1986 he opened Fruth Custom Plastics as a two man operation converting various types of film in to finished products such as bags and pouches.
In 1991, Fruth began operations of its first extruder, allowing the company the opportunity to extrude their own film. Over 20 years later, Fruth Custom Plastics is now home to over 10 extruders, multiple clean rooms, and a plethora of hand and automatic machinery, all run and operated by a “family” of dedicated and hardworking employees. Jim’s entrepreneurial spirit and engineering expertise is the backbone of the company, that which allows Fruth Custom Plastics a wide array of capabilities to service a multitude of industries and packaging needs.
With over 30 years of manufacturing experience, housed in a 38,000 square foot facility in north Orange County, Fruth Custom Plastics is uniquely positioned to take on many engineering and packaging projects that other manufacturers and distributors simply can’t handle or just won’t attempt. Listed below are some of the capabilities and qualities that keep our customers satisfied and sets us apart from the competition: