In 1942, brothers Edmond and Leonard Leone opened a small machine shop in the heart of Buffalo, NY's industrial district. One day, a local aircraft company approached them, and asked if they could fabricate airplane parts from a relatively new material—something called "plastic."
As their expertise in plastic fabrication grew, other companies soon came knocking on the door, and the brothers decided to explore the possibilities with plastic—a new, lightweight, durable material with unlimited potential. They named their company Curbell Machine Shop, fabricating the name “Curbell” from two early customers—Curtiss-Wright and Bell Aircraft.
Major contributor to industry-wide growth
After World War II, the US chemical industry began introducing numerous new materials into the marketplace, and asked Curbell Machine Shop to become a distributor for these revolutionary new products—plastics. Our efforts were so successful, we quickly spread across New York State and beyond, changing our name to Curbell, Inc. to reflect our broader mission.
Privately held, business-to-business plastics supplier
As the plastics business continued to grow, Curbell, Inc. created Curbell Plastics, Inc. as a separate entity, focused exclusively on plastics. Today, we are a premier supplier of plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, adhesives and prototyping materials. To learn more, please see our news and events page, or contact us today.
The benefits of working for a private company
Because Curbell Plastics is privately owned, we’re focused on long-term growth—not simply meeting the numbers for next quarter. Ask any of our employees, and you’ll find that we are a stable company, with a solid 4A1 credit rating from Dun & Bradstreet and a strong leadership team guiding us.