1977, The Beginning: Our story begins with Lorand Spyers-Duran, an ambitious Hungarian immigrant. He came to our shores in 1956 and settled in Sussex, WI and worked for Hartland Plastics. An eager entrepreneur, he left Hartland to form the company that would become our corporate DNA’s point of origination.
Lorand and three partners formed Sussex Plastics, Inc. here in Sussex. The four partners secured auctions in search of production equipment. In short order, they secured used-but-servicable machinery and set up shop.
SPI’s first purchase orders came from Liquid Metronics (LMI) for metering pumps and ancillary components. Over forty years later, those products are still made by Sussex IM.