May 25, 2022 Bristol, CT
Enflo LLC, one of the largest, privately owned manufacturers of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in North America, hosted Paul Lavoie, the State of Connecticut’s Chief Manufacturing Officer at Enflo’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Bristol, CT on May 25th, 2022.
The new Chief Manufacturing Officer’s lean In, Listen and Learn tour took him to Enflo’s Bristol facility to view firsthand the company’s state-of-the-art skiving machine that is located in its own environmentally controlled room.
Lavoie has five key objectives for his new role, with workforce development top of the list. “Our number one priority is to build a robust workforce pipeline,” he said. His second priority is fostering a healthy manufacturing ecosystem. Lavoie knows a company is successful only when everyone in the process does their part. The third goal is establishing a culture of innovation. Lavoie believes that all businesses—including small businesses—must constantly improve their processes and productivity.
His fourth objective is relentless communication, to continue raising awareness about opportunities available for manufacturers and ensuring companies are educated and engaged. His final focus is coordinating resources to clarify and simplify efforts and eliminate duplicative efforts.
Enflo specializes in the formulation, design and manufacture of PTFE – popularly referred to as Teflon™.
Enflo’s new skiving machine can efficiently cut and roll large sheets of PTFE down to thicknesses that are incredibly small: .0005” (or ½ mil). This capability makes the equipment very unique and provides Enflo a competitive advantage over a number of its worldwide competitors.
Enflo LLC, was founded in 1954 and is a PTFE specialized solution provider with proven expertise in manufacturing Virgin, Reprocessed and Filled (Enflon®) PTFE basic shapes. With locations in the state of Connecticut and Grand Falls, New Brunswick, Canada, Enflo manufactures PTFE molded sheets, skived sheets, tape, extruded rod and tubing, molded cylinders and rod in standard and custom sizes using PTFE resins and fill materials to fit specific customers’ needs.
Enflo serves a wide range of industries such as semiconductor/PCB, construction and bridges, food and beverage, oil and gas, electronics, electrical, aerospace and defense, chemical, energy, and industrial, where high quality products built by proven manufacturing operations are critical for success.