THE HISTORY OF CUSTOM POLY BAG INC.
Custom Poly Bag Inc. was established in the fall of 1969 as a partnership between Lloyd Carlile and Donald Prather. The business was opened with one bag machine.
The business was starting to grow rapidly and the need for expansion was apparent. In 1971, Custom Poly Bag purchased additional equipment, which included another bag machine.
Business continued to prosper to the point that a 1972 expansion brought forth Warehouse #1 and an additional bag machine. By the time 1974 arrived the Company had grown to approximately 12 employees and purchased an additional machine.
By the end of the 1970’s Custom Poly Bag expansion included more bag machines, another flexo press, and an additional warehouse. We purchased a Spiral Wrapping machine for our Shipping Department and hired our first full-time Secretary. 1978 brought another expansion in the form of Warehouse #2 where the Pressroom is now located. The expansion carried over into 1979 when we purchased and set up the 5-color Hudson Sharp Printing Press and the B-308 bag machine which necessitated the moving of the Wolverine Press over beside the Hudson Sharp Printing Press. Growth of production had caused the company to expand to 25 employees.
The 1980’s were very good to Custom Poly. Expansion continued at a rapid pace with new offices, installation of a computer system and the purchase of our own truck.
In 1982, the Slitter was added to diversify Custom Poly Bags capabilities. In 1983, we constructed another building, and purchased two more bag machines.
1985 was another big year for Custom Poly Bag. Construction of the Extruder Building was completed and housed 2 newly purchased extruders. Custom Poly continued to grow in 1988 when a third extruder was purchased. By the end of the 1980’s custom Poly Bag employed over 50 employees.
In 1991, expansion continued to the point of the purchase of a six-color CI printing press.
In 1993 we constructed another building (8,000 square feet) warehouse #5.
We have continued to grow over the years therefore the need to upgrade equipment resulted in the purchase of a new Slitter in 1994.
In 2001 we added 2 new Roan Servo Bag Machines,.
In 2005 we added another Roan 41” servo solid machine. A new 8,700sq ft pressroom building to house a new 10 color PCMC Press.
In 2006 we installed a new Roan 30” Servo High Speed Wicketer.
In 2007 we installed another New Roan 30” Servo High Speed Wicketer.
In 2008 we installed our second Explosion Proof Ink Room.
In 2013 we installed a Hudson-Sharp Wicketer
In 2014 we installed a W & H 10 Color CI Press
In 2016 we installed a third Explosion Proof Ink Room
We supply flexible packaging and film products for the following areas of retail and industry: advertising, agricultural, automotive, bakery, clothing, deli, food packaging, government specification, magazine, mailer, military, newspaper, parts, produce, promotional, and many more. The type of bags we can produce are: antistatic, on-rolls, both bottom and side seal, die cut, door knob, fish, fold over, garbage, both bottom and side gussetted, header sealed, both high and low density, ice, liners, litter, both polyethylene and polypropylene, staple pack, vci, wicketed, and zip lock. Our bags can be manufactured either printed or unprinted.
With over one-half century of experience in providing packaging solutions we know how to customize products to meet our customer's needs. We can guarantee fast turnaround on orders, low minimum order quantities, guaranteed quality products, and competitive pricing. No packaging idea is too difficult or job too small for us to tackle. Contact us and let us partner your needs with our expertise, it'll be the first step to supply your packaging solutions.
We are compliant with AIB International Food Contact Packaging Standards and earned a 900+ rating since 2012. As a part of AIB compliance we maintain HACCP programs, Food Security programs, Sanitation programs and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). All food contact products meet FDA/USDA standards. Custom Poly Bag Inc owner and employees are committed to producing the highest quality bag for every customer.