The History of Dutchland Plastics

Dutchland Plastics Corp. was established in 1967 by Bill and Nancy Claerbout. For over 31 years, Bill and Nancy owned and operated Claerbout Realty and Auctions in Oostburg, WI. Because of this venture, Bill and Nancy owned many acres of land as well as many buildings. A struggling rotational molder located in Port Washington – Heller Industries – relocated for a third time to Adell, WI, renting from the Claerbout’s in 1965. Less than two years later, Heller Industries declared bankruptcy spurning Bill and Nancy to revive the company including renaming it Dutchland Plastics Corp. One year later, Dutchland Plastics Corp. moved to a brand new building in Oostburg, WI on DeMaster Road.

As time progressed, the DeMaster Road location expanded to ten buildings (all adjoined). In 2003, the Claerbout’s opened a second facility in Oostburg at 54 Enterprise Court. In 2007, another 90,000 sf was added to that location for a total of 170,000 sf. In 2008 Dutchland opened a new factory location to service the east coast in Sherrill, NY. In 2018, the plant was then relocated to a brand new 85,000 sf facility in Canastota, NY.


Our family values are a core part of our business and have guided our decisions since 1967.

Employees work with us, not for us. Surround yourself with good people. Know everybody by his/her first name. Treat everyone like you want to be treated. You never know who you’re talking to. We support our troops by wearing red on Fridays.


We are proud of our active involvement in our professional and personal communities. Please check out the links below for more information about our partners and affiliations.


Many Americans, like you, all our friends, and me simply want to recognize that the vast majority of America supports our troops. Our idea of showing solidarity and support for our troops with dignity and respect is wearing red every Friday until the troops all come home.