New Era Converting Machinery
Jessup Manufacturing adds coating and laminating line

22.09.2020 Responding to increased customer demand, Jessup Manufacturing (McHenry, Illinois), a leading global manufacturer of adhesive coated films, has partnered with New Era Converting Machinery, Inc. (Paterson, New Jersey) on the installation of a new coating and laminating line.

Jessup selected New Era for its latest machinery addition.
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Jessup selected New Era for its latest machinery addition.

The machine is currently in the process of being installed at the customer’s Lake Bluff, Illinois, facility. Despite the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic, both sides have worked together to keep the installation and startup on schedule.

Meeting customers’ needs

“For us, it’s all about meeting the growing and expanding needs of our customers,” said Rob Jessup, president, CEO and third-generation owner of Jessup Manufacturing. “This new line gives us a strong competitive advantage and allows us to deliver a level of product innovation that gives our customers true differentiation in their markets.”

Steve Blackowicz, Jessup’s VP of sales, was quick to call out to upgraded capabilities. “Speed is a significant improvement,” Blackowicz said, adding the heater, chiller, and dual inline corona treaters as key features that will enable his global sales team to “meet the challenging and changing dynamics of our customers’ businesses…and – and this is a big one – be more competitive as we go after new markets.”

Commitment to quality

Rick Brizek, VP of operations who led the team that selected New Era, said that after an exhaustive search, New Era stood out. “We were impressed with their commitment to quality. Our site visit was quite impressive…as were their engineering staff and top management. From our first meeting to interviewing their references to when we signed our contracts, New Era made us feel confident in our decision.”

“Working with the Jessup Team has been a great experience, a collaborative effort from the initial sales call through the current installation phase,” said John Looser, New Era VP sales engineer. “New Era’s depth and experience with designing and manufacturing Coating and Laminating Equipment, along with Jessup’s vast production and product knowledge, resulted in a well-engineered, efficient and safe production machine.”