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Plastics firm moves in on market

By   /   Sunday, October 18th, 2009  /   Comments Off on Plastics firm moves in on market

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Paso Robles-based Lindamar Industries is angling to become one of the top suppliers of custom-made plastic bags to the California coast’s rich agriculture industry.

With 70 employees and a 40,000-square-foot factory, the company cranks out nearly 1.5 million bags each day. Its core customers are agribusinesses from Salinas to Oxnard, and it supplies the kind of plastic bags used for heads of lettuce, cauliflower or celery in supermarkets. Lindamar also makes bags for baked goods, medical devices, toys and golf tees.

In late September, Lindamar earned a certification from the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO, a group that provides a sort of approval seal for makers of products from camera film to microchips. For a smaller manufacturer like Lindamar, the group’s approval signals to potential customers that the company has strong consistency and quality checks in place and is ready to play in the big leagues.

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