Last week, ISO Poly Films, a leading manufacturer of multi-layer plastic films, was in the national spotlight as Republican presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, unveiled his economic plan from ISO Poly’s 135,000-square foot facility in Gray Court, S.C.
ISO Poly founder and president Jon McClure built established the company in
1997 with $5,000 cash and a $12,000 loan on his credit card, and has built a
multi-million dollar business – a model for manufacturing success in the U.S.
making it a natural choice for Gov. Perry’s address in the Palmetto State.
“I am pleased that our world class manufacturing facility
was selected as the location for Gov. Perry’s economic policy speech,” says
McClure. “As an entrepreneur, I have strong views in support of manufacturing and job creation, two related
topics of keen interest to all
U.S. citizens and South Carolinians, in particular.
Although I have not yet decided whom I support personally for the presidency,
our doors are always open to candidates of any party to share their views on
how to turn our economy around,” McClure adds.
The company has invested nearly $50 million, including its
original plant and multiple expansions, generating additional jobs and
increased economic impact on the local community. ISO Poly currently has 110
employees and has more than tripled the amount of production and revenues since
its expansion efforts in 2006.
“ISO Poly Films has been a great asset to our county,” says
Laurens County Council Chairman Jim Coleman. “They have had multiple expansions
since their start up and continue to create good paying jobs for our citizens.”
“ISO Poly Films Inc. has been part of the South
Carolina business community for more than a decade and this
expansion reaffirms the company's commitment to our state and to . As well, this expansion is
another example of a high-tech start-up that has found success in the as a result of our favorable
business climate and skilled workforce,” says Joe Taylor, Secretary of
Commerce, in a December 2010 announcement of ISO Poly’s most recent expansion.
The company manufactures specialty film that is used in
various applications, such as films to package fresh produce, frozen meats and
vegetables, and beverage pouches; protective films for consumer electronics and
polished metals; backing films used in the manufacturing of adhesive tapes; and
other consumer, medical and industrial applications.
ISO Poly Films is a Sigma Plastics Group company. The two
companies formed a strategic partnership in 2009. ISO Poly has experienced
significant growth during the past two years and is the flagship company of
Sigma’s multi-layer specialty films division.
ISO Poly Films, Inc.
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