Glenroy celebrates 50
50th anniversary of service in the flexible packaging industry celebrated by Glenroy Inc.
July 23, 2015
by Canadian Packaging staff
MENOMONEE FALLS, WI‚—Glenroy Inc., a converter and printer of flexible packaging film and stand-up pouches, commemorates its 50-year anniversary this month.
Glenroy manufactures high-quality flexible packaging film and stand-up pouches for a variety of industries, including personal care, pharmaceutical, nutritional, cosmetic, automotive and household products.
The company was established in July 1965 in Milwaukee by founders Edwin, Ruth and Roy Jablonka and 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 stand-up 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.
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 premade pouch converting capabilities in the industry.
In September 2015, 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 Glenroy president and chief executive officer Richard Buss, “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.”
For more information on Glenroy’s flexible packaging solutions, visit www.glenroy.com or call 1-800-824-1482.
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