HTI Plastics


Not just staying on top of the latest technologies but ahead of them, along with helpful customer service, is keeping HTI Plastics prospering in Lincoln, Neb., America’s heartland. “Our engineering has been very key to our success,” says Troy Just, president of the 30-year-old injection-molded parts company. “We’ve also helped a lot of the major manufacturers in development of their products, design, material selection, protyping and testing. We strive to be the leader in the industry, not someone that is following the industry and doing what everybody else can do.”

Just estimates that 20 percent of the company’s parts are used in sporting goods. “There are parts we’ve converted from metal to plastics – that’s been one of the great things about plastics over the last 20 years,” Just continues. “There’s been a great push to material equivalents or even sometimes plastics that are better than metals. You can mass-produce plastic parts faster than you can metal parts, but there’s also just a big drive in the industry to go with composites. In long stocks like rifles and shotguns, wood is good, but a composite stock is tougher, stands up to the weather better and isn’t affected by climate or humidity. That trend has been growing, and we’ve been a part of that.”


HTI Plastics