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  • Bag-In-Box Fillers | Bag-in-Box Systems from General Films

    BAG-IN-BOX FILM BAG-IN-BOX SYSTEMS FOR FLUID DAIRY OPERATIONS ​ A recognized leader in bag-in-box systems, General Films supplies bag filling equipment to North America's leading dairy companies and other customers who transport, store and dispense fluids. Innovative design, consistent quality, attention to detail, and strict compliance with all regulatory requirements make our bag-in-box systems a worry-free choice. ​ Dispenser/Mix Bags Leak-free fluid bags start with a coextruded multi-layered film that provides exceptional pinhole resistance and secure seals. We make our own film and manufacture the bags, seals, and even the thermoplastic tubes for gravity flow dispensing in our own facility. So, you can be sure that the overall product quality and reliability of General Films fluid bags are consistent from one shipment to the next. ​ Web Bags For increasing productivity and profitability, consider General Films web bags and web-filling equipment. These coextruded bags are made with all the same quality and care as our standard fluid and mix milk bags. Mix and Cream Bags All the advantages of General Films fluid milk bags, including pinhole-resistant, coextruded film, and leak-proof seals, are all made in our own facility and available with removable cap fittings for an easy pour or adapter nozzles to pump mix from bags. ​ When you ask me what I would tell others about General Films, I'd say they have good quality products, they listen to the customer, they help us solve problems, they react quickly, and their prices are fair. " " Craig Colonno, Purchasing Director & Ice Cream Mix Manager, Anderson Erickson Dairy Bag-In-Box Fillers To help increase your productivity and profitability, General Films offers three filler models with different levels of automation, speed, and fill capacity. Each unit exceeds all sanitary requirements, features all stainless-steel construction, and provides trouble-free, low-maintenance operation. We custom manufacture fillers for your unique application to precisely match the needs of your facility. ​ ​ Model 89 Web Bag-In-Box Filler Fills 8 to 9 five-gallon bags per minute depending on product supply. This filler was developed with easy expansion in mind. It will take you from a single or dual head filler system to a fully automatic system with little or no additional floor space required. It offers simple, easy-to-use controls with a clean design and all stainless-steel construction. You can adjust the unit in seconds to permit bag size changes from one-gallon through six-gallon capacities, mix, or dispenser. Available in a selection of standard layouts or we can customize to your specifications. ​ Model 56 Double Head Semiautomatic Filler Fills 5 to 6 five-gallon bags per minute depending on product supply. ​ Model 34 Single Head Semiautomatic Filler Fills 3 to 4 five-gallon bags per minute depending on product supply. ​ > Bag-In-Box Filler Model 89 < ​ These three models feature +/- 0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. The cabinets offer a NEMA 4 construction which includes a programmable controller, auto start, decap, recap, and eject. Adjustable to permit bag size changes in seconds, from one-gallon through six-gallon capacities. All units are CIP capable. ​ Blow Mold Bags/Shrink Bundling Films Blown bags and pack-off sheeting applications. Also includes shrink film for case bundling applications ​ Model 34 Bag-In-Box Filler Features +/-0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. Model 56 Bag-In-Box Filler Features +/-0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. MODEL 34 MODEL 56 MODEL 89 WEB Bag-In-Box Filler Specification Sheets ​ DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEETS Model 89 Web Bag-In-Box Filler Features +/-0.3% fill accuracy by a flow meter with the consistency of product pressure. Contact Tom Granata , submit a Start A Solution form, or call 1.888.436.3456 today!

  • Bag-In-Box Spec Sheet Downloads | United States | General Films

    LITERATURE / BAG-IN-BOX SPEC SHEET DOWNLOADS Download Bag-In-Box product specification sheets below. Adobe Acrobat or similar software may be needed to view the PDFs. Bag-In-Box Specifications Sheets MODEL 34 MODEL 56 MODEL 89 WEB

  • Industrial Plastic Poly Film | Covington Ohio | General Films

    A Flexible Approach To Packaging CUSTOM FILM PRODUCTS Not just flexible film packaging - custom flexible film packaging. While we have film and film-based solutions ready to serve, what makes General Films different is our ability to analyze your specific needs, then create a well-thought-out solution to meet those needs—and exceed your expectations! CO-EXTRUDED BAG-IN-BOX VFFS SMC INDUSTRIAL " One of the most important qualities we see in films is the ability to duplicate a run, and General Films consistently duplicate their runs. Whether it's a week, a month, or several years later, you know the quality and specs received the first time will be matched in subsequent runs . " Denny Brashear, President - Vision Plastics MARKETS SERVED POULTRY FLUID DAIRY FOOD INDUSTRIAL HOME GOODS AUTOMOTIVE POULTRY OUR PROMISE TO YOU Accountability > Honesty > Passion > Family > Respect We will manufacture the industry's leading flexible films for food processing and industrial markets with the passion and commitment to deliver the highest quality product with exceptional service that meets and exceeds your expectations. LEARN MORE EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT Chyanne’s background of working at Family Dollar prepared her for her job at General Films. As the assistant manager, she was a multitasker doing whatever needed to be done to do her job well and to the best of her ability. Read more about Chyanne Chyanne Lawson, Converting Day Crew Heather’s caring nature seemed destined and well-suited to the culture at General Films. Her career background in elder care, in-home care, and retail management played to her strengths... Read more about Heather Heather Falknor, Converting Day Crew ASSOCIATIONS

  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) for Poultry | General Films

    POULTRY POULTRY MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING (MAP) FOR POULTRY ON VFFS MACHINES ​ Customized 9 Layer Coextrusions offer the ability to custom design and manufacture packaging films. We can precisely provide the right solution for your food processing needs. Whether you are looking for unique barrier properties, transmission rates, excellent sealing, impact resistance, or other performance criteria, General Films delivers. ​ Weak or poorly manufactured poultry bags can pose all kinds of problems for fresh chicken purveyors. Because the risk of illnesses associated with potential contamination from raw poultry purge is so great, just a few punctures, tears, or leaks can transform an entire shipment of product into waste and a sizeable return. Our custom-engineered pre-made Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) poultry bags are made to securely pack fresh whole and or cut-ups and work to reduce leaks and lost profits. Also if your operation is running fresh or IQF on vertical form fill seal (VFFS) machines, our engineered multi-layered coextruded films provide unmatched product protection, enhanced process efficiency, and superior ROI through greater productivity, less waste, and more satisfied customers. ​ Key Benefits for Poultry Include:​ Excellent physical properties, ranging from the sealant to impact strength, significant reduction in leaker rates Increased profitability through enhanced productivity Fewer rejects and increased customer satisfaction Higher impact strength, higher tensile strength, a substantially wide-ended heat seal window Approximately 50 percent stiffer than the traditional solution Significant throughput improvement allows for expanded production and a lower labor footprint Ideal for high-speed large-volume poultry packaging production > VFFS Machine < After making the switch, leaker rates greatly diminished . Overall profitability grew substantially through enhanced productivity, fewer product rejects, and increased customer satisfaction. " " Poultry Packaging Films ​ Controlled Vacuum Packaging Film & Bags Our vacuum/dry pack poultry (CVP) bags extend the shelf life and appearance of whole birds, parts, or shelf-ready tray product protection. PV-40 (CVP Bags) (Fresh) The co-ex film with HDPE barrier and Metallocene sealant layer, FDA approved with uses up to 180 F, One-sided sealing, Available in bags or roll stock, Superior stiffness, excellent tear resistance, engineered to eliminate leakers. > DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET BG/2M (Fresh) Coextruded 9-layer nylon film to reduce leaker rates. FDA approved with excellent puncture resistance and performance. Able to withstand higher seal bar temperatures to increase VFFS machine throughput. > DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET ​ VF2 (Fresh or IQF) Co-ex film with HDPE barrier where speed and throughput are desired. Can be used in fresh or IQF applications. Superior stiffness, Dart with very good tear and puncture resistance. > DOWNLOAD SPEC SHEET CUSTOMER FOCUS Stepping Up to the Plate Americans consume more chicken than any other consumer in the world. Per capita consumption of chicken is expected to total 96.5 lbs. this year and to increase to 97.8 lbs. in 2021, according to the National Chicken Council. > READ MORE > Dry Pack CVP Bags on a CVP Machine > > General Films Product on a VFFS Machine < > CLICK HERE to learn more about how our packaging solutions are suited to meeting your processing needs.

  • Contact Us | United States | General Films

    CONTACT US / FIELD SALES General Films 645 South High Street Covington, Ohio 45318 Phone: 1.888.436.3456 Local: 1.937.473.2051 Fax: 937.473.2403 Contact Tom Granata SUBMIT Your Message Has Been Sent Tom Granata Contact Todd Grosse SUBMIT Your Message Has Been Sent Todd Grosse John Clifton Contact John Clifton SUBMIT Your Message Has Been Sent Ric Bornhorst Contact Rick Bornhorst SUBMIT Your Message Has Been Sent BACK TO CONTACT PAGE

  • General Films: A Custom Manufacturer of Flexible Packaging Films

    ABOUT US NOT JUST PACKAGING, FLEXIBLE CUSTOMIZED PACKAGING If your flexible packaging film needs are anything but ordinary, you need an extraordinary supplier. For more than 70 years, General Films has delivered custom-designed, competitively priced packaging that precisely matches customer requirements. We're large enough to tackle complex challenges, yet flexible enough to provide personalized service, on-time delivery, and exceptional customer support. As a custom manufacturer of flexible film packaging, our product is much more than the film and film-based items we make. It's also our ability to analyze your specific needs and then create a well-thought-out solution that meets your criteria and exceeds your expectations. General Films combines in-depth expertise and experience with advanced manufacturing capabilities to craft everything from simple, one-layer films to complex packaging requiring up to 9 layers of materials. With these unique capabilities, we develop packaging and systems that keep producing , meat , dairy, and other foods fresher longer, while blocking out contaminants.In the same way, we create industrial packaging that's tough enough to protect palletized products, spare parts and machinery from the elements while containing any liquids, powders or other substances. > Capabilities, culture, and customer service <

  • Contact Us | United States | General Films

    CONTACT US General Films 645 South High Street Covington, Ohio 45318 Phone: 1.888.436.3456 Local: 1.937.473.2051 Fax: 937.473.2403 Purchasing ​ jeffdidier@generalfilms.com IT shellygrogean@generalfilms.com Administration timweikert@generalfilms.com Human Resources gusdelucia@generalfilms.com Email Us: ​ Field Sales tomgranata@generalfilms.com toddgrosse@generalfilms.com johnclifton@generalfilms.com rickbornhorst@generalfilms.com ​ Customer Service ​ lindalyons@generalfilms.com dawnwehrman@generalfilms.com ​

  • Leadership | United States | General Films

    LEADERSHIP Tim Weikert, President ​ Tim is the second generation of Weikerts to run our company. He has worked in all aspects of the business for over three decades and oversees the development of corporate and product marketing strategies, and is involved in financial management. He has a BA in Marketing and a BS in Industrial Management. Tom Granata, Vice President of Sales ​ Tom has over 33 years of sales and marketing experience and is responsible for the three divisions of General Films: Flexible Packaging, Bag-In-Box Systems, and Industrial Packaging. His duties range from strategy and planning to the development of diverse sales operations. He holds a BS from Ohio University and has completed graduate work at Georgia Tech University. Joe Sprouse, Operations Manager ​ Joe, a 10-yr veteran of the US Army, has over 30 years of operations management experience, in addition to 10+ years of sales/marketing experience. As Operations Manager, Joe is responsible for the extrusion, converting, maintenance, purchasing, and traffic departments as well as overall facility management. He has acquired an SQF Auditor Certification and is also a member of the General Films, Inc. Board of Directors. He has a BS in Business from the University of Alaska. Gus DeLucia, Human Resources Director Gus brings over 25 years of experience in Human Resources through various industries, including chemical, automotive, and consumer goods. In his role as Human Resources Director, Gus focuses on strategic planning, recruiting, employee engagement, training, development, and leadership. He holds a BS in Organizational Communication and Leadership from Eastern Michigan University. Mark Werhan, Plant Manager Mark brings over 25 years of leadership experience in plant management and operations specific to blown film and converting. He is well-versed in manufacturing systems implementation, Lean and Six Sigma methodologies, Team empowerment, workforce training and coaching, total quality management, and good manufacturing practices. As Plant Manager, Mark focuses on Extrusion and Converting departments overseeing their 24/7 operation. He has a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University. Rick Bornhorst, General Manager Bag-In-Box Rick started his packaging career with General Films in 1989 and brings over 33 years of experience back as General Manager, Bag-in-Box. In his role, Rick is responsible for sales, market strategy, product development, and supply chain management. He holds a BS in Business Administration from Miami University with a concentration in Industrial Management.. A TEAM APPROACH TO PACKAGING​ The General Films leadership team has the industry experience and technical expertise to develop and manufacture innovative, high-quality flexible film products and packaging solutions. Leading by example, our managers take a hands-on approach to encourage success for our employees and to deliver outstanding products and results for our customers.

  • General Films: A Custom Manufacturer of Flexible Packaging Films

    ABOUT GENERAL FILMS​ Anything But Ordinary If your flexible packaging film needs are anything but ordinary, you need an extraordinary supplier. For more than 70 years, General Films has delivered custom-designed, competitively-priced packaging that precisely matches customer requirements. We're large enough to tackle complex challenges yet flexible enough to provide personalized service, on-time delivery, and exceptional customer support. As a custom manufacturer of flexible film packaging, our product is much more than the film and film-based items we make. It's also our ability to analyze your specific needs and create a well-thought-out solution that meets your criteria and exceeds your expectations. > The General Films Experience General Films combines in-depth expertise and experience with advanced manufacturing capabilities to craft everything from simple, one-layer films to complex packaging requiring up to 9 layers of materials. With these unique capabilities, we develop packaging and systems that keep produce , meat , dairy, and other foods fresher longer, while blocking out contaminants. In the same way, we create industrial packaging that's tough enough to protect palletized products, spare parts and machinery from the elements while containing any liquids, powders or other substances. Up

  • Employee Spotlight | United States | General Films

    EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT Katie Roseberry Night Shift Supervisor, Converting It’s all in the family for Katie – both her traditional family but also her work family. Her connections, like many at General Films, are generational. Family ties weave through GF and are passed down through parents or siblings. Katie’s stepmother Leann was a 19-year employee at General Films. When Leann retired for health reasons, she suggested to Katie, who was 19 at the time, that she should apply for the job. Without any hesitation, Katie jumped at the chance. In fact, Leann drove her to her interview. Katie was offered a position, and she happily accepted and has been a valued employee for GF for 14 years. “I feel like I have grown up right here at General Films. The people I work with I consider my family. I enjoy our work environment and the camaraderie. The mood is always upbeat, and the support I receive from my co-workers is something special.” Katie likes that she and all employees have direct and open access to management and departments like HR. They are always very responsive and helpful. Gus and Erin have worked hard and stayed on top of personnel issues like employee retention and training protocols, and that extra effort is noticed and appreciated. “Even the president, Tim Weikert, is accessible and in touch with the entire team. He cares about us, knows our names, and takes a genuine interest in what we are doing on the job and at home. He is always asking me how my stepmom is doing.” One of the most appealing benefits for Katie about working at GF is the 10-hour, 4-day work week that allows for a 3-day weekend. Katie says, “it provides more time for family and to just do the things that need to get done.” Katie looks forward to a long career at General Films. She appreciates the company and what they mean to her and her family. Katie is married, and they have four-legged family members. Rescue pups Storm- (husky) and Tyrion “Bubs” cockapoo (cocker spaniel poodle mix). Katie and her husband are heavily involved in the 501st Legion. She jokingly states that the 501st Legion is “bad guys doing good.” The 501st Legion is an international Disney and Lucas Film-affiliated charity group where members dress in authentic Star Wars costumes and volunteer to raise money for The Ronald McDonald House, Dayton Children’s, and the Cincinnati Center for Autism, to name a few. Katie receives great joy in seeing the smiles on the faces of the children they entertain and serve. ​ BACK

  • Roy's Legacy | General Films

    HONORING THE LEGACY THE MEMORY, LEGACY, AND VISION OF FOUNDER ROY WEIKERT On Sunday, June 23rd, we welcomed our employees and their families to General Films for a day of celebration and remembrance. This special day of appreciation for our staff was planned to honor the memory of General Films founder, Roy J. Weikert . Together we shared food, fellowship, and fun, celebrating our legacy of Roy and displaying the future of our company. The day’s activities included food trucks, face painting, games, and entertainment. The General Films plant was opened for tours, featuring several of Mr. Weikert’s most significant contributions to our industry. Again, we want to thank our employees and their families for everything they do to make General Films the industry leader it is today. Founder, Friend, and Industry Icon See the extraordinary life and vision of Founder Roy J. Weikert Watch Now Facebook Twitter Pinterest Tumblr Copy Link Link Copied Roy J. Weikert 1913–2019 Roy J. Weikert, age 105, passed away peacefully in his sleep at The Brethren Retirement Community, Greenville, Ohio, on Thursday, April 11, 2019. Many who knew him would say he was one of the most interesting people they had known. ​ He was born on October 22, 1913, to his parents, Isaac and Gertrude Weikert, both deceased. Also preceding him in death are brothers Robert, Harold, Wayne, their spouses, and sister Freida and her spouse, along with an infant sister, Margaret. Although Roy never married, he is survived by many nieces and nephews and their families, as well as a wide circle of extended Weikert family, many friends, and business associates. ​ Roy spent his early formative years on farms and in one-room schools in Darke and Miami Counties and then moved with his family to Covington when in sixth grade. He graduated from Covington High School. He attended Columbia University in New York and later earned a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University. Honoring the Memory of Roy Weikert

  • Employee Spotlight | United States | General Films

    EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT David Cathie-Atkins Day Shift Supervisor, Extrusion David grew up in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. He served in multiple branches of the US military, both active and reserve, for 11 years before transitioning to a federal & tribal law enforcement officer in Arizona. ​ ​ He then entered the private sector working at Abbott Nutrition for 10 years, starting in production and later elevated to production supervisor. While at Abbott, David was fortunate to see the country and experience different regions of the United States. One of the locations was Troy, Ohio, where he fell in love with the area and the people. Seizing the opportunity, David and his family moved to Troy in 2017 to work full-time at Abbott. Due to health reasons, David left Abbott and after a long recovery period, was ready to rejoin the workforce. Although he enjoyed large companies, he looked for an opportunity with a smaller and more intimate environment to work in. After doing a significant amount of research, David discovered General Films and the rest, as they say, is history. He brings the skills that he honed in the military and corporate America to GF, including discipline, leadership, people skills, and problem-solving, to name a few. David currently leads a team in the extrusion department. “I really like the challenge of the 2nd shift. We work more cohesively and independently, solving our own problems and navigating through challenges.” David states that many of the GF job requirements and skills are similar to Abbott's. However, the company environment at GF, the people, and the motivations are different. The company has an open and transparent environment while focusing on its people and customers. David sights a positive example of the company culture as the “Sunshine Committee,” which helps where and when necessary to make sure co-workers are taken care of in times of need. David is married and enjoys his growing family, which includes four sons, three daughters, ten grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, including their newly arrived-first granddaughter. ​ Together they enjoy the outdoors, including kayaking and rolling down the highway on their Harley. David is also a member of the Improved Order of the Red Men in Troy and is especially active in their Alzheimer's research. ​ BACK

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