One could say that for Joel Longstreth, Brentwood Plastics’ marketing manager, polyethylene PE film is in his blood. Longstreth’s father, Joseph, founded Brentwood Plastics in 1961 to manufacture lay-flat tubing for the bag-making and industrial markets. An apprenticeship in making low-density polyethylene (LDPE) film for Longstreth and his brother Sam began when they were “tweens.”
The original company was sold to a private equity firm in 1984. In 1987, the company was purchased out of bankruptcy and reincorporated with the original Brentwood Plastics name. In 2001, Brentwood expanded its monolayer lay-flat tubing and sheeting capacity.