Our History

Founded in 1969,with a small store front on Cicero Ave as a mold maker serving the injection molding industry, Cortina has grown into a multi-brand and contract manufacturer with customers throughout the NAFTA market. 

            1969 Company opened in original location in Chicago 


Division_Mold_Moving            1975 Relocated to large plant and first Injection molding machines purchased

 

               1979 POLY-O industries first line of plastic wheels introduced

          

         1984 Purchased Rupert Manufacturing and entered into the safety industry

 

            1989 Purchased New facility in Franklin Park


 

                      1990 Introduced PLASTX one of the industries first all plastic barricades 

      

 

                     1995 Opened Dedicated Molding facility for Lens Grade Molding

 

          2005 Founded CCI Canada to better serve the Canadian Market                


          2006 Purchased Gleason OEM Caster to expand Circle Caster product offering

                      2010 Introduced Robotic In-Mold Labeling to capabilities          

       

_3              2011 Purchased New Warehouse & Distribution building to offer 3PL services

 

Cortina_Safety_Products_Logo_2014          2013 Cortina Purchases KC Workzone Business

 
 
CTM     CSPG