November Manufacturer of the Month: Flex Films
Elizabethtown and Hardin County are home to many manufacturers that are innovative leaders in their industries as well as vital contributors to our region’s economy. EHCIF’s Manufacturer of the Month is an opportunity to recognize these companies and increase awareness of the manufacturing activity happening every day right here in the Elizabethtown area.
To see the role Flex Films plays in everyday life, you only need to walk down a supermarket aisle. The Flex Films team in Elizabethtown manufactures a variety of films for the flexible packaging of food and household goods — from candies and snacks to pet food — as well as other consumer products such as balloons and tote bags.
The Elizabethtown facility is the largest division of UFlex Group, one of the world’s leading flexible packaging companies. The company made a home in Elizabethtown in 2010, after seeing that the community shared many of its core values. Those values include trust and respect, providing value to customers, thinking globally and acting locally, innovation, speed and socio-environmental sustainability.
The plant, located on North Black Branch Road, is a perfect example of modern advanced manufacturing. The highly automated and technologically advanced operation offers a spotless, climate-controlled environment with opportunities to engage in meaningful and interesting work. With a team of about 170 employees, the company continues to grow in Elizabethtown. Current career opportunities include: materials engineer, development technologists, development managers, production associates and more.
At the Elizabethtown-Hardin County Industrial Foundation, we could not be prouder that Flex Films is succeeding and growing in Elizabethtown. We’re thankful for the company’s investment in our local economy, but we also appreciate that Flex Films has become a true community partner, supporting a number of initiatives to ensure a bright future for Elizabethtown and Hardin County.