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Inteplast Group

came part of the Inteplast family adding even more store brand/private
label reclosable zipper bag and higher
end disposer (trash) bag expertise. Today, Inteplast is a leader in store brand
zipper and waste bags, manufacturing
them for retailers across the nation,
the latter being complementary to its
industrial can liner business.
More recently, Medegen Medical
Products became part of Inteplast,
bringing the largest and most innovative manufacturer of bedside plastics, such as pitchers, basins and bedpans to the company. The acquisition
prompted Inteplast to create a business unit named Inteplast Healthcare
that offers, not just bedside plastics,
but medical specialty bags, can liner
and biohazard waste bags for healthcare, patient belonging bags and more
- an approach that better captures
marketing opportunities by promoting synergistic products together.
These are but three additions of
many to the Inteplast family of companies. Others include manufacturers of corrugated boards, films, can
liners, building products and more,
all complementary to existing product lines.
Categorization and integration of
product by market is occurring more
and more at Inteplast Group, demonstrating strength and expertise that
goes far beyond the commodity type
products of the company's early
years. For instance, World Pak's decking, interior and exterior moulding
and siding are now being marketed
under Inteplast Building Products
and are being sold to big box home improvement stores and a wide array of
distributors across the United States.
Unit names are being created for
certain major categories of industrial
and specialty films and the company
is increasingly manufacturing more

Cover Story

inteplast's annual
manufacturing conference
and expo is an excellent
example of CIM in action. dr.
john young is on the right.

technically-oriented, market specific
products such as specific types of barrier films for food packaging.

Strong Platforms
TQM and CIM have proven to be
strong platforms for the company's
growth, a strong tradition Inteplast's
leadership is committed to for the future. "Our biggest challenge is to perpetuate the legacy of the systems and
procedures we have in place," Young
says. "Our colleagues, namely the di-

vision heads and the business unit and
plant managers have worked so hard
to enact this platform, which works!"
"Total Quality Management is
mostly a slogan for some companies,
because who doesn't want to have a
Total Quality solution or environment?" asks Young, adding, "But it's
easier said than done."
Young describes manufacturing
as "a long series of events, leading
to the final outcome, your product."
"TQM," he says, "is breaking a
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