About G.A.I.M. Engineering Inc.
G.A.I.M. obtains recycled polymers primarily from a group of Chicago-area scrap brokers and sellers. The Illinois Recycling Association recognized the firm with an award last year.
Some applications that incorporate recycled plastics include the proprietary TotASak handles for retail grocery bags, which are made from heavily filled automotive nylon scrap and, for export, the Hand-lr handles, made from high density polyethylene pickle buckets. Grocery stores stock the impulse item, which is useful as a garage hanger, firewood or salt-block hauler and, for ranchers, a wire puller.
G.A.I.M. also makes and warehouses dozens of baby product lines for Standard Container Co.'s Badger Basket Co. unit in Edgar, Wis., and created and produces a popular pest-control device made from polycarbonate automotive headlamp covers for Bird-X Inc. of Chicago.
The company also helped PVC extruder Regenex Corp. of West Middlesex, Pa., with an innovative bit of design.