Plaspack 30th Anniversary

Our Raschel Mesh Bag Manufacturing Facility, formally known as the Plaspack Plant, is reaching a milestone this year. It opened its doors 30 years ago, in 1988, in Antigo, Wisconsin as a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, producing poly knitted mesh and poly knitted bags for the produce industry. This started as a business venture between Volm Companies and two Austrians. Since then, the Raschel Mesh facility is now under the sole ownership of Volm Companies and is a solid part of the Volm Family of Companies.

This building, over its 30 years, has seen a lot of changes such as the addition of new equipment and the expansion of the building as the needs of Volm’s customers increased. New markets for innovative products opened, like knitted mesh for shade screen, privacy fencing, windscreen products, temporary event fencing, construction fencing, erosion control products and more.

Photo credit: Antigo Daily Journal

 

This facility produces over 18,000 miles (equal to flying from New York City to New Zealand and back) of mesh per year in the 77,000 square foot facility. It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to keep up with demand. We start with little plastic pellets mixed to make many different colors, melt them down and spin them into large plastic rolls. These rolls are then made into poly bags or cut into “thread” which is woven into mesh bags and netting. In addition to all the bag types and styles this facility makes, they also print custom labels and install them on the bags so the customer gets a customized finished product delivered to their door. This great facility provides product for Volm’s customers all
across North America with a line of high quality bags and mesh which are made right here in Wisconsin.

Plaspack started with in 1988 with 7 employees, 22,450 sq ft plant, and 10 machines.  In January 2018, Plaspack has 103 employees, 77,000 sq ft plant, and 50 machines.

Download the Plaspack 30th Anniversary write up by clicking the link.

Source: VolmTimes March 2018 issue