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Corporate Citizenship

Shaping Modern Life Beyond the Factory Floor

Shaping Modern Life, the tagline for Kintz Plastics website, extends beyond the art and science of leading edge heavy gauge thermoforming. The phrase also applies to the company’s focus of the quality of life of its employees and clients. The company provides support for the famed Glimmerglass Opera, which was founded in 1975.

Glimmerglass presents an annual season of operas at the Alice Busch Opera Theater on Otsego Lake eight miles north of Cooperstown, New York. Patrons travel from far and wide to attend the seasons’ events. Kintz Plastics under writes the work of the opera house through targeted advertising on WAMC.
WAMC/Northeast Public Radio is a regional public radio network serving parts of seven northeastern states, including New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania. Kintz Plastics invites readers to listen to its advertisement on WAMC or online. WAMC is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Kintz Plastics is also a new under writer for Schenectady Today with host Ann Parillo. Now in its 17th year, the show reaches over 400,000 households throughout the Capital Region on Time Warner and FIOS as well as on the web. The show provides a voice to the not-for-profit community of events and services in New York’s State’s Capital Region.

The all-volunteer production usually includes six segments with a variety of guests interviewed each week. The show also highlights local artists and musicians whenever possible.

A Community Commitment

Wynn Kintz continues to play a contributing role as a member of the Board of Directors at Proctors, Schenectady’s historic theatre and entertainment center. Proctors is a former vaudeville house that regularly hosts Broadway shows and other events on five stages.

Many famous artists have performed there, notably Mariah Carey, Britney Spears, Hal Holbrook, Ted Wiles, and George Burns, as well as many others. The theatre continues to reign as the go-to venue for award-wining entertainment.

Beyond its contributions to industry, Kintz Plastics plays an ongoing and active role in surrounding communities that are important to the quality of life of its employees. Most recently, for example, Kintz Plastics helped to underwrite Memorial Day festivities at the venerable Old Stone Fort in Schoharie, NY.

The Fort celebrates and preserves the rich, historic legacy of New York’s beautiful Schoharie Valley. Buildings include an early 1700s home, a 1780s Dutch barn, an 1830s law office, and an 1890s one-room schoolhouse as well as the 1772 stone church that was fortified and attacked by British forces in 1780. The event was of particular interest to Wynn Kintz, a well-known collector of historical artifacts and a lifelong student of history.

Kintz Annual Salute to Lincoln

Each year, Kintz Plastics hangs this special banner in honor of the birthday of President Abraham Lincoln. The 16th President of the United States served from March 1861 until April 15, 1865, when he was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Based on a photograph by Mathew Brady, the banner promoted a March 2009 Lincoln Exhibit at Federal Hall National Memorial on New York City’s Wall Street. A history buff and admirer of President Lincoln, Wynn Kintz visited the exhibit with his family. He was both moved and impressed by the banner and subsequently negotiated possession of one of the two banners. Each year it is displayed in the archway entrance to the Kintz Technology Center in Howes Cave, NY.