Ravago buys two PET resin distributors

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: December 13, 2012 6:00 am ET

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Topics Materials, Mergers & Acquisitions, Suppliers

ORLANDO, FLA. (Dec. 13, 1:10 p.m. ET) — Ravago Holdings Americas has acquired a pair of PET resin distributors — Burcham International and Meckler & Associates.

In a Dec. 12 news release, officials with Ravago in Orlando, Fla., described Columbia, S.C.-based Burcham as a leading distributor of PET in North America. They added that Burcham has “well-established relationships with plastic sheet makers and North America’s largest producers of PET.”

Meckler, based in Menands, N.Y., is “a reputable reseller of both virgin and recycled PET to top tier industry converters,” according to the release. Burcham founder Randy Burcham and Meckler founder Peter Meckler will remain with the businesses.

The acquired businesses will become part of Ravago’s H. Muehlstein & Co. business unit, which focuses on large volume resale of commodity polymers in the Americas. The Meckler business now will be run from Ravago's office in Wilton, Conn.

The acquisitions cap off a busy year for Ravago, which now has been involved with five deals since late 2011, when it bought Amco Plastic Materials Inc., a distributor and compounder in Farmingdale, N.Y. Earlier in 2012, Ravago bought Goldsmith & Eggleton Inc., an elastomer processor and trader in Wadsworth, Ohio, and formed Ravago Avangard Innovative, a recycling services joint venture with Houston-based recycler Avangard Innovative LP.

Ravago Holdings Americas is a unit of plastics conglomerate Ravago Group of Brussels.


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