FLEXcon honors memory of its founder.

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FLEXcon has announced the passing of its beloved founder and Chairman of the Board, Myles J. McDonough, on March 30. A resident of Worcester, MA, USA, and The Carnegie Abbey Club, Portsmouth, Rl, USA, McDonough was an innovator and leader in the adhesives and coatings industry, and an honored philanthropist that was a passionate supporter of a number of charities.

McDonough founded FLEXcon Company in 1956 at the age of 26 as a FLEXible CONverter of plastic films. He grew the company from a two-person garage operation in Spencer, MA to what it is today - a leading manufacturer of pressure sensitive film products with 1,500 employees worldwide. McDonough was a classic hands-on "can do" entrepreneur who was constantly surprising his customers and his employees by making the impossible possible. He built his first equipment using parts from dismantled washing machines and created a multi-million dollar company in one lifetime without venture capital or bank loans. With characteristic humility, McDonough once summed up his management style as: "I hire people smarter than myself and let them...

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