Tickfaw, Louisiana is located just 60 miles north of the world-famous city of New Orleans, but the two places could hardly be more different. One notable similarity, though, is that like the Big Easy, Tickfaw is also home to a thriving business that operates around-the-clock.
MKS Plastics was founded in 2014 by three entrepreneurs who saw a need in the market and filled it. Large plastics manufacturers weren’t meeting the needs of small and mid-size petroleum producers, an industry that plays a major role in the state’s economy. Catering to those businesses, MKS started producing plastic pails and lids for motor oil and other industrial fluids. Today, the company has grown from its original eight employees to 34 full-time staff and operates 24/7 to keep up with customer demand.