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Working at American Plastic Toys



American Plastic Toys is proud to have great employees, both hourly and salaried, at four facilities located in Michigan and Mississippi. We have many employees who will celebrate more than 20+ years of service with us this year, and we have some who are relatively new to the APT family. They are all valuable and important to the way we operate our business!

At the manufacturing plants, we run a three shift operation: #1 Shift is 7am-3pm, #2 Shift is 3pm-11pm, and #3 Shift is 11pm-7am. Our Corporate Office is located in Michigan and the core office hours are 7:30am-4:30pm.


At American Plastic Toys, we believe in the following:

Mission Statement

Since 1962, American Plastic Toys, Inc. has been dedicated to producing fun, safe, high quality toys with value pricing. Our commitment is to continue manufacturing in the United States by developing exciting new toys and other products, providing superior customer and consumer satisfaction, and reinvesting in the Company and our local community for long-term growth and sustainability.

Vision Statement

    toys for children and an enjoyable place to work.
    toys that are compliant to industry standards, government regulations and ultimately the safety of our customers.
    for our employees, retailers, suppliers, consumers, and most importantly children.
    our market share by developing affordable, safe, new toys and alternate products beyond the toy industry.

Value Statement

Be responsible to our employees and their families, our local communities, and the environment by providing safe and clean working conditions, offering competitive employee benefit and pay programs, donating to charitable causes and organizations and proactively embracing environmentally sustainable initiatives.

In addition, we provide numerous charitable donations of toys to a variety of organizations throughout the year. Some of these include:

- Toy Industry Foundation
- Michigan Department of Human Services
- Salvation Army
- United Way for Southeastern Michigan
- Goodfellows
- National Kidney Foundation
- VFW Auxiliaries
- Numerous local schools and charities

We also contribute to locally base charities through our Jeans for Charity program, with proceeds being donated to the local Hospitality House.


We offer comparable, and in some classifications incentive based, pay for hourly positions. In addition, we offer a shift premium for the afternoon and midnight shifts. We also provide initial increases based on accumulated hours, up to a maximum amount.

Our salaried positions are also based on the comparable market rates for each job classification. We incorporate a pay for performance based system, with annual increases and bonuses based on Company and employee performance each year.

American Plastic Toys is also proud to offer a very generous benefit program for full-time employees, which includes: Health Care, Vision, Dental, Profit Sharing, Life Insurance, and a 401(k) program.

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