New Jersey film manufacturer Dana Poly moves to new, larger location

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Dana Poly Dana Poly started 26 years ago in Linden, N.J.

Plastic bag and film maker Dana Poly Inc. recently unveiled its new home in Dover, N.J., and it offers more than three times the capacity of its former location.

“I was looking for many years to purchase a building with a rail siding,” said Mendy Rosner, owner and president.

So, when the opportunity came to purchase a site about 25 miles away from its Linden, N.J., building, he jumped.

“We redid the whole building, put in new equipment and a whole new computerized blending system,” he said.

The new blending system is from Unadyn. The company also has eight extruders, a mix of Battenfeld Gloucester, Sterling and Egan machines. The new site has two buildings that total about 75,000 square feet of space.

The Linden site had only four extruders. The company added new screws and barrels to the existing equipment.

“We went from 10 million to 35 million [pounds] in capacity,” he added.

Rosner noted that the move and renovation took about five months and that a recent open house attended by Mayor James Dodd and local dignitaries shows that the company is ready to keep growing. It added 40 employees with the move and plans to hire more.

His son Marvin Rosner is the vice president of operations, while Nick Harkavy is vice president of sales.

Dana Poly started 26 years ago in Linden making bags for rolls of fabric. Today the company handles a diverse product mix, ranging from bags and film for furniture, mattresses and textiles to Food and Drug Administration-quality box bags, drum liners and biohazard bags.