In 1974, Jerry saw a lack of quality in plastic lids that was causing the food industry big problems. He thought the precision Tech II had developed through molding products for the computer and aircraft industries would help the company compete in the new and expanding field of food packaging. And thus began the first product line of lids, which has since become the major source of profit and production for Tech II. Also in 1974, on the verge of breaking into the plastic lid industry, Tech II purchased their first plant. The 10,000 sq. ft. plant moved operations and twenty-five employees to 1765 W. County Line Road, Springfield, OH, where Tech II still manufactures lids today.
A few years later, with more experience in the food packaging industry, Tech II made it’s first injection molded container. The 3 lb. bowl for Blue Bonnet butter also required printing, so the Tech II printing department was born.