|The Plastic Products pressing plant on Chelsea Avenue, Memphis|
Robert E. "Buster" Williams was an experienced business man when he set up Plastic Products in 1949. He had worked as a distributor for Wurlitzer in the Memphis area and by the end of World War II, he had founded Music Sales together with Clarence Camp on 680 Union Avenue in Memphis. Soon after its founding, the company began distributing for many independent labels, including Gild-Edge, Mercury, Excelsior, Exclusive, National, Sterling, and many others. An office in New Orleans was organized and Music Sales became a succesful record distributor in the South and South-West.
|Billboard ad from its March 9, 1957, issue. "Shipments made from PLASTIC PRODUCTS, Memphis, and SOUTHERN PLASTICS, Nashville.|
By 1971, Plastic Products was still in business but I don't know when it finally folded. Any more info is appreciated.