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Klöckner Pentaplast



Klöckner Pentaplast

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Project Type:
Expansion
Location: Raleigh County
The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is one of the world’s leading producers of plastic films for pharmaceutical, medical devices, food, electronics and general-purpose thermoform packaging, as well as printing and specialty applications. Founded in 1965 in Montabaur, Germany, Klöckner Pentaplast has grown from its initial facility to 20 current production operations in 11 countries.

The Klöckner Pentaplast Group is wholly owned by affiliates of The Blackstone Group. The company employs more than 3,400 people committed to serving customers worldwide.

In 2007, Klöckner Pentaplast announced that it would add to its North American production capacity for polyester films. Primarily used for thermoform packaging and food packaging applications, the new polyester film capacity would be located at the company’s Beaver, West Virginia, manufacturing facility.

“The expansion enabled us to continue to support our customers’ growing demand for high-quality polyester films. The added capacity will allow us to meet future global market demand and further enhance new product development capabilities,” notes Michael Tubridy, president and chief operating officer of Klöckner Pentaplast/Americas.

The expansion of the Beaver plant, completed in June 2008, added state-of-the-art production equipment and increased the total number of employees at the site.

Technical assistance from the GGWFP allowed several critical training initiatives to take place. The entire maintenance group received off-site training in various disciplines relating to new equipment and all employees within the operations group received on-the-job training from two of the original equipment manufacturers.

“We are proud to expand our facility and to provide employment opportunities for people in West Virginia,” said Mark Arrington, site manager for the Klöckner Pentaplast Beaver facility. “Funding from the Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program has been instrumental in providing technical training to our employees, allowing us to continue to grow our business.
“We are proud to expand our facility and to provide employment opportunities for people in West Virginia. Funding from the Governor’s Guaranteed Work Force Program has been instrumental in providing technical training to our employees, allowing us to continue to grow our business.”

Mike Arrington,
Site Manager, Beaver, W.Va.