FILMtech, Inc., an industry leader in the manufacturing of metallized and barrier films, is celebrating 10 years of excellence in production, while expanding technologies in the packaging and converting industry.
FILMtech's general manager Mark McGarel says the business began in
2002 with five people and after a decade of steady growth, even in challenging
economic times and a competitive marketplace, now employs 48 people and
continues to expand while following a responsible business model.
Beginning a decade ago, just outside of Knoxville, Tenn., in a
20,000 square foot spec building with one metallizing machine, FILMtech has
expanded exponentially, is now housed in an 88,000 square foot facility and
produces more than a million pounds of product each month.
FILMtech products have proven to be effective and efficient for a
wide variety of end-user applications and the company's research and
development team continues to explore different applications with their
innovative approach to matching product capabilities with customer needs.
"One of the most important keys to the company's success," McGarel
says, "has been diversification."
Current applications include flexible packaging, board lamination,
balloons, agricultural barrier films, high barrier laminations and industrial
converting. "There are things we have not even considered yet and we look
forward to working with new customers in the development of exciting new
applications as we enter into our second decade of operations," McGarel
A banner hanging up on the FILMtech manufacturing plant floor
reads, PRIDE - People Responsible In Delivering Excellence. "It
is our people," McGarel says, "who are responsible for our success -
Every single member of our team takes great pride in the products we produce
and in the service we give our customers."
In addition to excellence in manufacturing, FILMtech is committed
to environmental stewardship and annually prevents as much as 500 tons of film,
pallets, aluminum and paperboard from entering landfills as part of its ongoing
effort to recycle, reuse and reduce.