|Welcome to our 2011 On-Line access to
the award winning
When Others Can't.... We Can!.
For 97 years Ridout Plastics has served the world
with plastics materials and manufacturing services. The Greater San Diego Chamber of
Commerce awarded Ridout Plastics "Small Business of the Month" in February,
1992. The U.S. Small Business Administration awarded the company San Diego's 1995
Family-Owned Small Business of the Year in May 1995. Ridout Plastics was a
finalist in Bank of America's Enterprise Awards in August, 1995. We are San Diego's
plastics industry leaders in quality, service, employment, and sales. Ridout Plastics'
core competency is the ability to innovatively solve customer problems using
plastics - hence our mission statement:
Achieving Innovative Solutions
Through People and Plastics™.
Plastics since 1914? Yes! Originally known as the Rench Co., we sold plastic numbers and letters from cellulose back then. My grandfather purchased items from Rench back in the 1920's (he came to San Diego in 1910). Even back in the 40's the founder of Buck Knives was making knife handles from Plexiglas! Later, the Ridout family purchased and renamed the company in the 1950's. Our family purchased the company in 1967 and kept the name - as everyone knew: For Plastics, go to Ridout Plastics!
We are comprised of 3 inter-related business units - information on all items and services are available through this site. Want To Buy Plastic On Line Visit www.ePlastics.com for Plexiglass, Lexan, Fiberglass sheets and more!
No minimums and easy to shop!
1) Commercial Materials includes Sheet, Rod, Tube, & Shapes of
Lucite® acrylic, and a wide variety of engineering plastics including PEEK, Ultem, PTFE,
Nylon, Delrin, ABS, Lexan® polycarbonate and Micarta® phenolics. We serve a wide range of industries,
businesses, and individuals. We stock and sell only the finest quality products
for lasting solutions. All materials can be cut and shaped to the customer's exact
requirements. Products are exported to Baja California, Brazil, France,
Canada, Japan, Australia, Chile and other countries. Engineering plastics supplied by us were
on-board the lunar landing program (and remain on the moon).
2) The Showroom Store, a one-of-a-kind store for the hobbyist, homeowner, and
small business owner. The Showroom Store is open 8am-5pm, 5 days a week, for our customer's
convenience. Most products are available OnLine at our new e-commerce website: www.ePlastics.com for Plexiglass sheets and more. We have made it EASY to purchase, add cutting information, and we even calculate the shipping for a hassle-free transaction no matter what state you live in. OK, AK and HI customers know they're special....
3) Commercial Fabrication of acrylics and engineering plastics to customer
We work from pencil drawings to blueprints,
producing the desired components separately or the complete unit ready for shipment.
We can go from prototype to production. The company has invested in
state-of-the-art equipment for exacting tolerance control in today's zero-defect environment. From hand-crafted fabrication to full production extrusion and injection-molding - we do
it all - for Industry and Individuals! We have been manufacturing custom brochure
holders, comment boxes, acrylic displays and frames for over 35 years. We are sure you will find that the products seen on the web site and in the catalog will solve many of the requirements around your business.
Remember, if you don't see it, just call our Toll Free number 1-800-383-1551 or Fax a sketch or photo of what you need to 858-560-1941. You'll find the
Customer Service personnel here are knowledgable, courteous and friendly - and will
provide solutions to your problems quickly!
Thanks again for visiting our web site. We hope to hear from you soon!
Elliott Rabin, President & CEO
Interested in a personal view into the company and what projects and materials go through Ridout Plastics day to day? Check out the Plastic Genius Blog
San Diego's Award Winning Plastics Company
Plastic for Industry * Office * Home
5535 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123
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FAX: (858) 560-1941
Edgar Jack Ridout left the company in 1970. The name Ridout Plastics comes from the prior owners, the Ridouts, who sold the business in 1968 to the Rabin family who still run the business today. Ridout Plastics is the San Diego plastics supplier to the nation.