ANAHEIM, CALIF. — Custom extruder, printer and converter Coast Converters Inc. started a new Gloucester three-layer coextruder in early September and plans early this month to begin operating a new Uteco eight-color printing press. Investments exceed $2 million.
``We ship 50-60 different jobs every day, and there are no two alike,'' President Leonard Greif said in an interview at Westpack, held Sept. 23-25 in Anaheim. The firm makes form-and-fill roll stock; wicketed, zipper and adhesive bags; mailing envelopes; courier pouches; and heavy-duty and controlled-atmosphere packaging, using polyethylene and polypropylene.
In December 1996, Coast Converters acquired the Allied Plastics Inc. stock-bag business, which inventories bags in thousands of sizes. ``That business has tripled,'' Greif said.
Coast Converters was formed in 1964, employs 200 and operates 11 extrusion lines and 19 printing presses at its 70,000-square-foot Los Angeles plant. The company had fiscal 1994 sales of $15 million. Mitchell Greif anticipates $22 million in sales for the year ending in April.