Plaskolite Founder Donald G. Dunn Dies at 98

Donald G. Dunn, founder of Plaskolite, LLC, Columbus, Ohio, passed away at his home in Columbus. He was 98 years old. Dunn founded the company April 21,1950, initially as a maker of drinking straws. By 1962, thermoplastic sheet manufacturing was the focus, and Dunn built a new headquarters on Joyce Avenue in Columbus. Plaskolite has remained there for the past 59 years, eventually becoming the largest producer of thermoplastic sheet in North America. Today the company employs more than 1,300 people in eleven facilities around the world. Dunn was an active member of the Columbus community, most notably as board member of Buckeye Boys’ Ranch and was a longtime supporter of St. Stephen’s Community House. Along with supporting numerous other charities, in 2013, the Dunn family founded the Donald G. and Mary A. Dunn Chair of Modern Military History at The Ohio State University. For more information, visit