Maxpro Films Manufacturing Up and Running

In light of the opening of Maxpro Inc.’s new manufacturing line in Whiteville, N.C., company president Joe Cobbe sat down with Window Film magazine for an exclusive discussion about the plant as well as the vision for the young company.

WFM: When did you officially become operational?

JC: We ran our first run Monday. We did our trial runs and we’ve been building the plant and machine since last August. Maxpro has been in the market for about six to seven years now, having others make our film for us. As of now, we make our own film.

WFM: What are some of the different manufacturing capabilities Maxpro has with the new facility?

JC: We have a state-of-the-art coater/laminator for window film. We make all products: safety/security, automotive window film, flat glass and architectural; a whole line of products. It’s a machine that was designed by our engineers who have years of experience in the window film industry.

WFM: About how much film are you projecting to produce annually?

JC: We don’t have projections in terms of volume. We don’t really know at this point. With the investment we’ve made we do expect to be a significant player in the window film market.

WFM: What does Maxpro hope to achieve by having this new manufacturing line?

JC: This sounds self-serving, but we think we’ll have the best window film in the industry. We think we have the expertise, the people and now the equipment. We will have the clearest, most stable film that can be purchased. It sounds so self-serving, but we are convinced and we have the knowledge. I couldn’t tell you how many years of experience there is among all of our people, but they have been involved with most of the biggest window film manufacturers in the world as employees or consultants over the last 25 years and they have developed as much knowledge of the industry as anyone.

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