Glenroy Celebrates 50 Years of Flexible Packaging
Glenroy Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging film and standup pouches, will commemorate the company's 50-year anniversary this month.
Glenroy Inc. was established in July 1965 in Milwaukee, Wisc., by founders Edwin, Ruth and Roy Jablonka. The company was named after Edwin and Ruth's two sons, Glen and Roy. Although Glenroy began with only three employees and a single facility, positive word-of-mouth and a reputation for producing dependable packaging film led to a loyal following of customers and steady growth. Today, Glenroy employs over 200 people within four facilities in suburban Milwaukee, and supplies flexible packaging film and standup pouches to leading brands in a variety of industries.
Now under the third generation of family ownership, Glenroy is proud to remain a family-owned company. The company's shareholders have continually reinvested in Glenroy's machinery, technology and workforce to provide customers with a wide range of capabilities and top industry talent. For example, in January 2015, Glenroy purchased the pouch converting operations of PF Flexibles, allowing the company to provide customers with some of the most extensive in-house pre-made pouch converting capabilities in the industry. This September, Glenroy will unveil a new $4 million piece of equipment that will allow the company to provide an expanded range of packaging film laminations.
Although the flexible packaging industry has changed dramatically since Edwin, Ruth and Roy opened Glenroy's doors in 1965, the company's mission remains the same. According to Roy Jablonka, co-founder, "The world is a very different place than it was the summer of 1965 when Dad, Mom and I opened the doors of our first facility. What hasn't changed is the drive to always make a difference for our customers."
According to Richard Buss, Glenroy Inc.'s president and chief executive officer, "A key reason for our growth has been a passionate focus on making our customers successful. We believe that the primary way to ensure the success of our customers is through our dedicated employees. This focus on our customers and our employees has been a key ingredient in our recipe for the past 50 years, and it will continue to be our priority during the next 50 years and beyond."