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Plastics pioneer Clay Elliott passes away

Charles Clayson (Clay) Elliott, founder of the custom injection molding firm, Horizon Plastics Co., passed away on...


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January 6, 2003 by Canadian Plastics

Charles Clayson (Clay) Elliott, founder of the custom injection molding firm, Horizon Plastics Co., passed away on Dec. 27, 2002 after a brief illness. He was 77.
Elliott, along with partner Albert Traub, founded the Coburg, ON-based operation in 1972 after career stints with BF Goodrich, General Tire and Rubbermaid. Under Elliott, Horizon became one of North America’s leaders in structural foam molding. Horizon licensed the process from Union Carbide, becoming the first company in Canada to manufacture structural foam molded parts.
Elliott was inducted into the SPI Structural Plastics Division’s Pioneers Club in 2002 in recognition of his achievements in the plastics industry.