Volume 41, Issue 1 January 2006
CPFilms Celebrates 50th Anniversary
CPFilms, headquartered in Martinsville, Va., celebrated the 50th anniversary of Martin Processing Co., the company that evolved into CPFilms.
The Martin Processing Co. was founded in 1955 by Julius Hermes to process polyester film and quickly began to specialize in developing dyeing technology. It was sold to the British firm Courtaulds in 1987. From that sale came the name CPFilms, an acronym for Courtaulds Performance Films, the name the new ownership gave the company.
CPFilms now exists as a conglomerate of three companies: Martin Processing in the window film industry, Andus Corp., in the field of sputtering thin film coatings and Gila River Products, a manufacturer of energy products for applications in the automotive aftermarket and do-it-yourself market.
“The historic growth of Martin Processing and the creative genius of Julius Hermes’ has been an inspiration to the spirited evolution of CPFilms,” said Ken Vickers, president of CPFilms.
DGI Plans for Expansion
Daniel J. Hugeback, chief executive officer of Huge Holdings LLC and president of Diamond Glazing Inc. (DGI), has purchased a free-standing 15,000 square-foot industrial building located in the middle of the Greenbrier business district in Chesapeake, Va.
The facility will house the administration, fabrication and outside installation force for the company. There is also unimproved land on the 1.5 acre site for future expansion.
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