Wisconsin Film and Bag, Inc.

Wisconsin Film and Bag, Inc.

Organization
Wisconsin Film and Bag, Inc.
First Name
Jim
Last Name
Feeney
Main Address
3100 E Richmond St Shawano, WI 54166
Main Phone
(715) 524-2565
Main Email

Wisconsin Film & Bag (WFB) was founded in 1972 by John Rupple Sr. Operating out of a small plant in Oconto, Wisconsin, WFB was a manufacturer of plastic trash bags. Since its beginning, WFB has experienced continued growth and accomplished numerous milestones.

1983
WFB moved to a new 20,000 sq. ft. plant in Shawano, Wisconsin increasing its capacity to 6.5 million pounds.

1983-1993
Two additional extrusion lines were added expanding capacity to 10 million pounds.

1993
WFB was purchased by two equity funds and Jack Riopelle joined the company as its new president. Seven new extrusion lines were added expanding capacity to 45 million pounds.

1993-2005
Plant expansion projects increased the square footage from 20,000 to 60,000 square feet.

1995
Installed the first EREMA repelletizer for the purpose of recycling internally generated film scrap.

1997
Implemented an interactive, integrated manufacturing system complete with MRPII, ERP and shop floor data collection.

2007
Jack Riopelle retired as president and Jim Feeney was appointed as his successor.