Prior to the start of blown film operations the company’s principles had worked to develop on farm storage of bulk feedstuffs. The customization required on the farm provided the foundation of serving our customers with on time delivery.
General Plastics was incorporated in 1993. The first customers were converters that turned our tubing and single wound sheeting into bags. Shortly after the demise of one of these converters the company bought its first bag machine and began converting film into bags. The single extrusion line and bag machine rapidly grew into multiple lines with in-line bag making capabilities.
In 2001 General Plastics expanded into coextruded films making simple modified atmospheric packaging for produce bags. This was the year we became ISO 9001 certified.
Growth into coextruded bags and films continues. Five layer structures allowed for our earliest oxygen barrier packaging films. Seven layer capacity was added to allow us access in the barrier tote liner business for cheese and meat packaging.
We have maintained our SQF certification since 2013 to meet the food safety assurances required by our customers.
We move into the future with the expectation of additional growth not only in food but our original core of industrial applications. There is no reason to think markets will remain static, they haven’t in the past. We continue to position the company to give our customers the most benefit and value for their packaging needs.