HOW ROY WEIKERT CREATED GENERAL FILMS, INC.
This story is about curiosity. The kind that sets visionary entrepreneurs apart from other business people. It's also about a family business, innovation, tenacity and a 25-cent steam tank (more about that later). Mostly, this is the story of General Films, Inc. founder Roy Weikert who, at age 105, walks daily for exercise which has been key to his good health, plays the stock market for fun and profit, and is Chairman of the Board of the company he began in 1938.
Covington, Ohio based General Films, Inc. serves a wide range of industries with custom extruded film solutions, bag-in-box systems and industrial packaging. But the company began with a young Roy Weikert, his new fedora and a jar of Brilliantine.
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