Founded by Donald J. Liga, Youngstown Plastic Tooling & Machinery, Inc. has been an originator of specialty machinery and tooling for the plastic industry since 1984. Don was an entrepreneur, keen businessman and a visionary in the plastics industry. He started Y. P. T. M. in a 20,000-square-foot building before acquiring an additional 45,000-square-foot building that houses its tooling and machinery departments. Today, Y. P. T. M. produces over 120 different machinery products for the plastic extrusion industry. With a solid track record and the ability to solve difficult problems with in plant extrusion lines, Y. P. T. M. is able to turnkey projects and develops marketable products for its customers at an affordable price. Our satisfaction and success has been measured by watching our customers grow profits and excel in this ever-growing industry of plastics technology. President and Plant Manager John J. Liga and Process Engineer Daniel R. Smith maintain the quality of work and excellence Y. P. T. M. is known for.


 We offer expertise in the following fields:

  • Custom machinery: Inline, offline, punching and fabrication
  • Refurbishing and repairing all makes and models of extrusion equipment
  • Custom extrusion tooling and in-house development
  • Vinyl window profiles, main frames, sash parts, jamb and sills and all related parts
  • Automotive under-hood, in-car and exterior applications
  • Appliance extrusions with metal stabilizers, decorative embossing, vinyl or mylar laminating and inline hot stamping
  • Building products, downspouts, gutters, siding accessories, doors and windows
  • Medical extrusions including tubing
  • Braided tubing including metal and fiber braids
  • Co-extrusions including dual and tri-extrusions
  • Special coatings
  • Wire extrusion

We are skilled in the extrusion of many different types of materials. This is a partial list of materials we work with:

A.B.S. Flexible P.V.C. Polypropylenes
Acetal Nylon Rigid P.V.C.
Acrylic Polyethylene Thermoplastic Elastomers
E.V.A. Polyurethane Thermoplastic Polyesters