Kessler Honored For Contributions
The award was presented at the recent Plasti-Fab/Midwest
Industrial Woodworking Show, in Grand Rapids, MI.
Outwater Plastics Industries and its corporate affiliate, Architectural Products by Outwater, is a major international stocking supplier of hardware and components to the cabinet and furniture manufacturing trades. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered here.
Kessler was honored for his multiple business accomplishments, and for helping to lift plastic from its former "pejorative connotation" as a "proverbial second fiddle" to products manufactured from other materials, according to TSI. As to other accomplishments, he was among the first suppliers in the cabinet industry to develop and offer a wide range of plastics products that had previously only been offered in metal and other materials.
In recognition of his efforts, TSI made a $1,000 donation in memory of Kessler's late wife, Sylvia, to the Association for the Help of Retarded Children/Manhattan, a charity she had supported for many years. Prior to her death, Sylvia Kessler had also been instrumental in the founding and operating of Outwater.