Tue September 19, 2017

PLASTICS member Commodore was pleased to host Assemblyman Brian Kolb (R-131) at their Bloomfield, NY facility on September 6. Kolb, first elected in 2000 and serving as the Minority Leader since 2009, sits on the influential Committee on Rules in the state Assembly. Kolb was excited to have the chance to visit Commodore and discuss the company’s impact in the local and greater economy.

Joined by Commodore President Chuck Gallagher and Chief Executive Officer Brad Braddon, Kolb heard about the cost of doing business in New York, and the importance of their product in domestic and international markets. The roughly 200-employee company continues to grow in both facility size and employment all while operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company specializes in thermoforming equipment and the production of food packaging trays.

Kolb was impressed with the operations at the Bloomfield facility, which has multiple product lines operating simultaneously, and inventory turning over every couple weeks.

“Brian understands small business challenges as well as the positive contribution that companies like Commodore have in New York,” Braddon said. “I’m glad that he came to see our facility and listen to our concerns.”

Commodore will continue to be a leader in finding innovative solutions to customers’ needs in the food packaging segment of the plastics industry.

From left: CEO Brad Braddon, Assemblyman Brian Kolb, President Chuck Gallagher