The custom film industry was shocked to learn that Grant Gamble, President of Performance Solutions at Novolex, announced that the company would be closing its Coldwater, Ohio plant permanently on or about December 2, 2023. The coex items will be moved to Yakima, Washington, while the remaining items will be transferred to the Shawano, Washington plant (the former Wisconsin Film & Bag plant), which is located approximately 2,000+ miles from Coldwater.
Here are three things customers should consider when their supplier moves their production from one plant to another:
The bottom line is that movement in production is never a good thing, especially if it’s not centered around innovation or customer savings. When it comes to plastic packaging, customers need a reliable supply chain and should be asking questions to ensure their product continues to be on time and with the highest quality to ensure their products get from point A to B without disruption.
We understand that plant closures can be difficult, which is why Crayex is here to help. Our mission is to protect your brand and mitigate risk by getting your product from point A to point B safely and securely. We do this by listening, anticipating your needs and providing solutions, products and services that improve your bottom-line. It’s what we do—we’re here and we’re ready to help. Give us a call at (937) 773-7000 to get in touch with us today.
Learn more about the Novolex plant closure via the following links:
Plastics News Article: “Novolex closing flexible packaging, films plant”
Mercer County Outlook Article: “Novolex To Close Its Coldwater Shields Factory”