David H. Greene and his two sons-in-law, David T. Stuck and Blaine A. Rabbers, founded Fibre Converters in 1949 in Three Rivers, Michigan.
Prior to starting Fibre Converters, Greene had a distinguished career in the paper industry in Wisconsin, Illinois, Louisiana and Michigan. Original products included laminated Kraft board for grease proof folding cartons and interior poster board.
In 1953, the company developed a non-staining and flame resistant alternative to paperboard saturated with asphalt for automotive interior trim components including door panels, package trays, and sun visors. With the development of polyethylene, it became possible to offer a “clean” and cost-effective moisture barrier poly-coated board concealed just below the surface. The subsequent line of Valdor barrier and coated products developed by the company soon became the standard within the industry for interior trim applications and a springboard into new markets using poly-coated board.
In 1993, having outgrown the original site and numerous expansion projects, the company moved to new facilities in Constantine where a new state-of-the-art solid fiber laminator was installed. Since the move, the company has made ongoing improvements to the laminating line including two-color flexographic printing and added off-line die cutting capacity. In 1999 a new division was formed which extrudes a compression moldable composite product made from recycled thermo-plastic resin and wood flour. In 2008, an extrusion coating and laminating line was installed increasing vertical integration and providing additional direct sales. Today, product is shipped throughout the United States and exported internationally for a wide variety of applications.
David Posey, President and CEO
Mark Schuppel, Director of Operations
Nate Wolverton, Director of Quality
Kirk Klein, Controller
Transforming materials, lives, and communities.
Transform raw goods into final products; waste into sustainability; problems into innovative solutions; a workplace into a work family; community needs into a better tomorrow.
Respect: We are more than the sum of our parts. Through an environment of safety, respect, and honor, we work collaboratively with care and compassion, striving to develop and see the best in each other.
Service: Our external and internal customers receive prompt service and quality products. Their expectations are a starting point, not a destination.
Innovation: Better products result from listening to what the customer needs, a commitment to continuous improvement, and utilizing emerging technology.
Excellence: We build excellence in every aspect of the company, passionately working to prevent problems before they occur.
Leadership: We lead by example, treating others the way we would like to be treated. We focus on possibilities and opportunities and not on barriers and obstacles.
Relationship: Our success is directly linked to that of our customers, suppliers, and team members. We develop long-term relationships with our valued partners built on loyalty and trust.
Stewardship: We conserve our global natural resources by sourcing and producing fully recyclable solutions for our partners and diligently driving waste out of our processes.
Generosity: We invest in our local and global communities and encourage team member participation, leaving a positive and lasting impact.