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Vincent Lanning examines the die used to make a commemorative plastic medallion on Tuesday at Hi-Tech Mold & Tool. The company has teamed with Sabic to make the Lexan medallions, which are for sale as part of Pittsfield’s 250th anniversary celebration.
Wednesday June 15, 2011

Sabic Innovative Plastics and Hi-Tech Mold & Tool teamed up to create 3,000 limited-edition, commemorative medallions to mark the 250th anniversary of Pittsfield's incorporation.

Designed by Pittsfield 250 Steering Committee member Peter Drozd, one side of the medallion depicts an historic image of Park Square and the old elm tree; the other side commemorates the plastics industry's long and innovative history in Pittsfield.

The medallions are made of Lexan, the virtually indestructible plastic invented in Pittsfield and produced by Sabic. While Sabic donated the plastic in three different and precise colors, Hi-Tech Mold & Tool donated one of its master mold frames to form the medallions.

The project took more than six months to complete from its initial concept to the completed product.

The medallions will be available at the city's Welcome Back Reunion Weekend, July 1-4. Each will sell for $3 or for $5 with a display sleeve.

For more information, visit www.
pittsfield250.com or call (413) 499-9321.