Pacific Allied Products recently hosted 60 students and teachers from the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability (SEEQS) for a tour of its PET and foam operations. Students learned about Pacific Allied Product’s sustainability efforts and why certain materials are used.

Founded in 1965, Pacific Allied Products initially produced wall panels using Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam followed by ice coolers, surfboards and swim rings. In 1992, the company expanded its product line to include the manufacturing of Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) products for the local bottling industry. In 2005, Pacific Allied Products added a new 30,000-square-foot PET manufacturing plant, enabling the company to produce more than 200 million bottles per year. Today, the manufacturing and warehouse facilities measure 90,000 square feet.