Located in central Vermont, our corporate headquarters in Bethel and neighboring facilities in Royalton are home to some of the most exciting, four-season lifestyles in the country. The region offers a tranquil, rural environment not often seen in today’s hustle-and-bustle world, with easy access to lively epicenters such as Burlington, VT or Lebanon, NH. Our headquarters pay homage to our rural surroundings, with our operations still running out of the original converted dairy barn our company was born in back in 1955.
Our employees seek out GW Plastics’ Vermont locations for the many benefits of living in Vermont. Outside of work, it is not uncommon to find our Vermont team members at a nearby golf course, kayaking down the White River, tasting at a local brewery, hiking or skiing the larger-than-life mountains, or enjoying maple delicacies at one of the many family-owned sugar houses.
If you are raising a family, Vermont is unparalleled as one of the safest and healthiest environments to do so. Experience the four seasons and the brilliance of fall foliage, skiing and hiking the best mountains in the East, and easy access to world-class, farm-fresh food. With its superior educational system and endless outdoor activities, living in Vermont is a no-brainer for families. Plus, no traffic during your commute means more time with your loved ones!
For small towns, Bethel and Royalton both have quite the storied history. Bethel is best known as the source of Bethel White Granite, which was used to build Union Station in Washington, DC and the National Museum of Natural History. Royalton is famous for being the home of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, and pilgrims flock to this area every year to visit his birth house and memorial. Royalton also houses Vermont Law School, the state’s only law school. Both towns have even been featured on the big screen, with Bethel’s claim to fame in the movie I Am Legend and Royalton’s center village and surrounding views featured in the opening scene for the popular TV show Gilmore Girls.
For more information on living and working in Vermont, please visit the Vermont Chamber of Commerce website.
The seventh most populated city in the US, San Antonio is home to 1.5 million people. The fastest growing of the top 10 largest cities in the country from 2000 to 2010, this huge city is notable for its Spanish colonial missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, and the Tower of the Americas.
Founded in 1718, San Antonio has played a large role in American and Hispanic history, and was one of the oldest Spanish settlements in the southwest. The city was named for St. Anthony of Padua due to Spanish explorers arriving in the region on the saint’s feast day in 1691. Visited by about 32 million tourists every year, San Antonio hosts two UNESCO World Heritage Sites and an unlimited amount to do for any type of person.
Known as “Military City, USA”, San Antonio is the home of one of the largest concentrations of military bases in the US, as well as the US Air Force Basic Military Training (AFBMT) program. In addition, the Military Education and Training Campus (METC), which provides the medical training for the US military, hosts over 24,000 annual graduates, making it the largest medical education center in the world. The city is home to over 100,000 students through its 31 higher education institutions, and is extremely popular among young adults.
Fore more information on living and working in San Antonio, please visit the San Antonio chamber of commerce website.
Home to about 600,000 people, Tucson is the second largest city in the state of Arizona. Its location between the capital and the Mexican border has turned it into an important area for international commerce and manufacturing. Commonly known as “The Old Pueblo”, Tucson’s elaborate history has transformed the city into a very popular tourist destination and home for families.
Tucson boasts 13 higher education institutions and an unlimited amount to do for families and individuals alike. Whether you are more into cheering on the University of Arizona Wildcats or prefer exploring one of the city’s 120 parks, Tucson has it all. Famous for its Sonoran-style Mexican food (particularly the Sonoran hot dog) and the larger-than-life mountain ranges that surround the region, this southwestern city is bustling with people from all walks of life.
For more information on living and working in Tucson, please visit the Tucson chamber of commerce website.
Dongguan is a bustling metropolitan area located in southwestern China. Home to almost 9 million inhabitants, the city is recognized as an enormously international region, with over half of its population being permanent migrants from other countries and parts of China. An important industrial city located on the Pearl River Delta, Dongguan borders the provincial capital of Guangzhou to the north and Shenzhen to the south.
With a long history that can be traced back to 5,000 years ago, it surprises many that Dongguan earned city status in 1985. Considered a tourist destination, Dongguan combines profound history with a vigorously modern economy. Visitors and locals alike love that Dongguan can be any city you prefer it to be, whether you are here for a relaxing few days or working in a rapidly-moving industry. The city is home to 650 educational institutions, making is a great place to raise a family and boost your career.
For more information on working and living in Dongguan, please visit the city website.
Located in central Mexico, the beautiful and historic city of Querétaro is home to about half a million people. Only 2.5 hours from Mexico City, it is easy to access a more cosmopolitan area while being far enough away that it is relatively quiet (and perfect for families). In 1996, the historic center of Querétaro was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the city has repeatedly been recognized as the region with the highest quality of life and safety in Mexico.
Querétaro is a strong business and economic center, and due to its proximity to Mexico’s capital, it has attracted global corporations from all nations. The city and its surroundings are also home to some of Mexico’s most important universities, boasting almost 40 different higher education institutions and research centers.
Founded in 1531 by Franciscan monks, Querétaro has been an important player in Mexican history. Four of the country’s most significant events in history took place here, including the planning of Mexico’s independence and the signing of its Constitution. Today’s historic city center is lined with exquisite colonial mansions and quaint plazas hardly changed since colonial days, and the city attracts thousands of visitors every year from all over the world.
Our employees value the wide variety of activities and attractions around the city. Surrounded by large mountains, rolling hills, and acres upon acres of farmlands, there is always plenty to explore. Querétaro is regarded as one of the best places in Latin America to raise a family, with its superior educational system, safe environment, and truly beautiful surroundings.
For more information on working and living in Querétaro, please visit the city website.