A. Marshall Forsberg, founder and Chairman of Marshall Plastic Film, died on July 15.

8/19/13

Martin, MI – A. Marshall Forsberg, founder and Chairman of Marshall Plastic Film in Martin, MI died on July 15. He was 76.

Marshall, a native of Ironwood, MI, graduated from Michigan Technological University with an engineering degree in 1959 and began his career in the paper industry in Kalamazoo, MI. In 1972 he purchased the assets of the bankrupt Spartan Polymers and founded Marshall Plastic Film. Through the years he built the company based on superior customer service and feeling the employees were part of the “family.”

In 2000 Marshall Plastic Film was sold to Plassein International and Forsberg went into retirement. With the bankruptcy of Plassein in 2003, he was asked if he wanted to return to the plastics business. Understanding he would be the key investor in saving the jobs of 60 of his former employees, Marshall accepted the challenge and saved the Martin facility.

Marshall is survived by Janis, his wife of 54 Years, who also worked in the company for 28 years, and sons, John, Tom and Scott.

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