Next Generation Films Expands Lexington, OH, Plant

LINCOLN, RI | Next Generation Films, based in Lexington, OH, has ordered another three-layer blown film line from Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. The 3-layer VAREX has a 134-in. working width, grooved feed extruders (105.30/135.30/105.30D), Optifil P3 gauge control system, OPTICOOL high output air ring, and a 35.43-in. Maxicone C die.

Next Generation FilmsConstruction at the new 175,000-sq-ft facility to make space for an additional 12 blown film lines on the Next Generation Films' campus in Lexington, OH.

Dave Frecka, owner & CEO of Next, says he is currently defining specifications for another line soon to be ordered from W&H. Next is in the midst of renovating its new 175,000-sq-ft building on the Next campus, which will have 12 bays, eight and ten stories tall, for both existing and new blown film equipment. By the end of 2014, Frecka expects to have 12 extrusion lines in operation in the new facility.

Current company turnover is estimated at $245 million and Frecka projects sales will exceed $350 million by mid-2015. Just five years ago, Next's sales were $100 million.

Next Generation Films Inc. was founded in 1994 and is a supplier of specialty films to a variety of markets, including the food packaging, automobile, courier, manufactured housing and protective packaging segments.

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