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Meet the Team – Kaylea LaBee

Polyco’s Supply Chain Manager, Kaylea LaBee, is a dedicated problem-solver who thrives on new challenges. Starting as an assistant in 2014, Kaylea moved into customer service before recently transitioning to head up Polyco’s supply chain operations. We spoke with her about her evolving career, the excitement of bringing a fresh…

Meet the Team – Kevin Bush

Polyco’s EHS (Environmental Health and Safety) Manager, Kevin Bush, is a hard worker who cares about his community and doing things right. That’s why he became an Eagle Scout in his youth and why he’s spent over two decades of his professional career dedicated to increasing responsibility in industrial settings.…

Meet the Team – Ismael Dominguez

As an Operations Supervisor, Ismael Dominguez's role is pivotal in the daily operations of the Ennis facility. His responsibilities extend to meticulously crafting plans and procedures that govern the plant's operations. With a decade of unwavering commitment to Polyco, he's seen the company evolve and grow, and his journey within…

Innovative Business, Family Style

Founded in 1994, Polyco entered the asphalt market as a small, family-owned business with big goals. Tom Nichols, our founder, recognized a need for better-engineered roofing and, eventually, paving solutions that embraced a green model of stability. Starting with nothing more than an idea on a napkin, $400, and a…

Polyco makes inroads into Northern California

For years contractors in California have tried to incorporate used tire rubber into asphalt to extend the life of their roadways but with limited success. Recently, Polyco landed contracts in Northern California to assist with several paving projects powered by our proprietary Rapid Digestion Process™ (RDP), SigmaBond a revolutionary asphalt that…

MEET THE TEAM – TIM MACHELSKI

With a degree in Chemical Engineering from Virginia Tech and over 44 years of operations experience, including building a shingle manufacturing plant from the ground up, Tim Machelski was more than qualified to join Polyco as our new Chief Operating Officer. After spending time as a chemical engineer and learning…

MEET THE TEAM – SUMER LUCAS

Sumer Lucas has been an important part of the Polyco R&D team since 2012. She’s a team player who wears many hats. Sumer was recently appointed to a new director position at Polyco, where she’ll continue to be a key researcher while stepping into a more formal leadership role. We…

Meet the Team: David Hastings

David Hastings is an integral part of the Polyco team in Ennis, Texas. As the ​Quality Assurance Engineer, David helps manage the quality management system and works to establish a line of communication between Polyco and its customers. We spoke with David about what he likes most about working at…

A Green Light on Greenbook Spec 315 SM

You’ve probably heard of the Little Black Book – the book of secrets! But that’s not the only book named for a color. We’ve been hard at work requesting revisions to The Greenbook that designates our industry’s material product and specifications. First published in 1967, The Greebook was a product…

Meet the Team: Chris Reyna

Born and raised in Fort Worth, Chris Reyna has been a critical part of our safety team at the plant in Cleburne, Texas for the past five years. We talked with Chris about his time at Polyco and what he loves doing outside of work.  What’s your role at Polyco? …