Power Lunch: A Conversation With Brenan Riehl, President and CEO of Bethel-Based GW Plastics
Jul29

Power Lunch: A Conversation With Brenan Riehl, President and CEO of Bethel-Based GW Plastics

Over a lunch of sandwiches, potato chips and cookies, Brenan Riehl, the CEO and president of GW Plastics, said the key to his company’s growth and success in the high-tech contract manufacturing field is being close to his customers, wherever they are. For a few minutes, after entering the GW Plastics manufacturing facility in Bethel, I thought I had been transported to a high-technology engineering plant in Switzerland: Tall,...

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Teaching Tech: GW Plastics Introduces Students to Modern Manufacturing
May31

Teaching Tech: GW Plastics Introduces Students to Modern Manufacturing

Bethel — The number of manufacturing jobs in Vermont has declined from historical highs. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the state has shed 17 percent of manufacturing jobs in the past decade. But there are still plenty of manufacturers in the state, and many of them feel that years of talk about disappearing jobs have led people to believe their industry is dead. They say the impression can be self-fulfilling — and it’s...

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