SOURCE: Weatherchem


August 11, 2011 10:09 ET

Weatherchem Celebrates 40th Anniversary in Packaging Closures

TWINSBURG, OH--(Marketwire - Aug 11, 2011) - Weatherchem (, creators of innovative dispensing closures, is celebrating a milestone few companies achieve -- its 40th anniversary.

Weatherchem's history ties back to a typical entrepreneurial moment -- when someone sees a market opportunity and takes action to seize it. Albert J. Weatherhead saw such an opportunity in 1971 when he purchased Ankeny Co., a small tooling company. Since consumer products companies were moving rapidly to adopt plastic, rigid packaging containers, Weatherhead realized that Ankeny could make significant gains in the packaging industry by developing and manufacturing a value-added packaging product line, if it received the right attention and capital investment.

Forty years later, the company now known as Weatherchem is a global enterprise with 100 employees and a full range of innovative dispensing closures used in markets spanning from pet food to spices to household chemicals and candy. Today's Weatherchem is many times the size of that original single product offering, with customers throughout North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia. Through its history, Weatherchem has shown that "great things come in great packages," with a series of creative closure designs that enhance a product's consumer appeal and brand strength.

In some segments, Weatherchem's products are so dominant its market share approaches 60 percent. Weatherchem products are recognized throughout the industry and have received a wide variety of awards. The company itself has been honored on several occasions as one of the region's best places to work as a "Northcoast 99" award winner, and was chosen a winner of The Smart Business eVolution of Manufacturing Award for its production practices.

Weatherchem was an early pioneer in sustainability long before it became popular in the packaging industry. The company has a long-standing and extensive sustainability initiative to reduce its own energy consumption, as well as create dispensing solutions that use fewer materials and reduced product weight. Going forward, Weatherchem even set a goal to become "landfill-free."

Weatherchem Corporation is an innovative manufacturer and marketer of convenient plastic dispensing closures and controlled access packaging. As the creators of the original Flapper® cap dispensing closure, Weatherchem now offers one of the industry's most innovative closure product lines. In addition to Flapper these include: LiquiFlapper®, NutraFlapper®, NutraGen II®, FlapMate® and Grinder NR. For more information about Weatherchem Corporation, please contact Anna Frolova-Levi at

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