Community Involvement

Putnam Donates $25K To Local Cancer Center

Not only is Putnam Plastics committed to manufacturing life-saving medical devices that can be found in medical facilities worldwide, but we are committed supporting their local community as well. 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: #PaintPutnamPink

Putnam Plastics is a proud sponsor of Day Kimball Healthcare's (DKH) Paint Putnam Pink campaign to help raise breast cancer awareness throughout the month of October

Putnam Tackles the Trail

Putnam Plastics sponsors and races in local 26.2 mile relay marathon through Northeast CT, benefiting local community college students.

Wellness Program: Flu & COVID Clinic + Biometric Screening

 

Here at Putnam Plastics, we have a stellar wellness program led by our on-site Wellness Coordinator, Sara Gustavesen. This fall, a flu and COVID clinic was set-up right here at our facility. Not only were flu shots and COVID vaccines made easily available for all employees, but a pharmacist was there to answer any questions or concerns they may have. It doesn't get much easier than that to help protect yourself, your family and community!

Local Killingly High School Teams Up with Putnam for EAMA's Video Competition - "Connecticut Manufacturers: A Day in the Life"

 

Local Killingly High School students teamed up with Putnam Plastics for the Eastern Advanced Manufacturing Alliance (EAMA)'s 2018 video competition. This year, the competition's theme was  “Connecticut Manufacturing: A Day in the Life”. This video series highlights Eastern Connecticut companies’ new & advanced manufacturing technologies, trends & processes. The goal is to “engage and excite high school students about the opportunities available in local manufacturing companies.” A total of 13 teams from 12 schools are participating in this year’s competition.

 

Putnam Teams Up With Bryant University & Heads to Japan!

This past year, Putnam Plastics teamed up with Bryant University’s International Business program. The goal of this project was to help support student experiential learning. Involvement in this program enabled us to partner with a Bryant student consulting team consisting of senior year BSIB students. Led by Bryant University faculty, and coordinated and managed by staff from John H. Chafee Center for International Business, students researched and formulated a targeted business practicum capstone course project.

 

11th Annual Particle Accelerator: June 10th!

Putnam is a proud sponsor of the United Services of Connecticut's 11th Annual Particle Accelerator: A Day of Music and Hope held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 on Main Street in downtown Putnam. This is a FREE, all day music festival that features 20 bands playing music of all genres and for all ages. This event begins at noon and will continue until 9 p.m. 

This event's goal is "to raise funds and awareness to support Mental Health First Aid Training, a United Services public education initiative that helps the public identify people in the midst of a mental health crisis more readily and get them the resources and professional help they need before they harm themselves or others."

Have You Visited The New YMCA?

Have you been to the new Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center in Putnam yet? It’s incredible! This new center serves local communities, offering an abundance of wellness options including a lap pool, fitness center, gym, steam room, and endless group exercise classes. As a company that strongly encourages and supports health and wellness initiatives for their employees, Putnam Plastics also supports many local programs, including the YMCA. Founder and CEO, Jim Dandeneau has been a longtime supporter of the Y, sitting on the board and donating thousands to their Capital Campaign. If you haven’t had a chance yet, stop by for a tour and be sure to check out Putnam Plastics Health and Wellness Center.

Annual Holiday Raffle

During our annual holiday raffle, we raised over $1,200, along with boxes upon boxes of canned goods, and hats & gloves! All proceeds will be donated to our local food pantry, the American Heart Association in memory of Putnam Plastics' employee Bob Danna who lost his life recently to a heart attack, and to help cover funeral expenses for Putnam employee, Anthony Laurenzo's son, Dylan who recently passed.

O'Putnam 5k

Putnam Plastics kicked off this year's running season with the Courthouse O'Putnam 5K. This St. Paddy's Day themed race was a great way to support our health and wellness initiatives, as well as our local commiunity. Thanks to the support of the Putnam Plastics Wellness Program, fourteen team members were able to enter and successfully complete the race.