Injection molder Majors Plastics expands employee stock plan

Published: January 8, 2013 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Mergers & Acquisitions, Injection Molding

OMAHA, NEB. (Jan. 8, 5:25 p.m. ET) — Injection molder and contract manufacturer Majors Plastics Inc. is now employee owned.

Through a recent expansion of Majors’ Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), the company’s approximately 500 employees now own 100 percent of the company.

The expansion also gives additional Majors’ employees the opportunity to participate in the plan, according to a news release.

Majors, based in Omaha, has been partially ESOP-owned for several years.

There are about 10,000 companies in the United States with ESOPs; about 4,000 of those companies are 100 percent ESOP-owned, according to data from the ESOP Association, a nonprofit advocacy group based in Washington.

Majors officials did not immediately return calls seeking information.

Majors runs 74 injection molding machines and operates three plants — one dedicated to injection molding and overmolding, one for contract manufacturing and assembly, and one for injection molding and clean room molding — plus a distribution center and warehouse on its Omaha campus. The company has a combined 226,000 square-feet of space.

The company had sales of about $62.5 million in 2011, up from $47.6 million the year prior, according to Plastics News’ survey of North American injection molders.

P&M Corporate Finance LLC was financial adviser to Majors.


Comments

Injection molder Majors Plastics expands employee stock plan

Published: January 8, 2013 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Ford's final ACH plant, injection molder of HVAC systems, to close

October 22, 2014 1:58 pm ET

Ford Motor Co. will shed the last line of business in 9-year-old Automotive Component Holdings LLC by December when ACH closes its Plymouth, Mich.,...    More

Image

Comar merging with Convergence Packaging

October 21, 2014 5:07 pm ET

A couple of plastic packaging companies owned by private investment firm Graham Partners are merging into a single entity.    More

Image

Celanese buys conductive polymer supplier

October 21, 2014 4:31 pm ET

Materials firm Celanese Corp. has acquired most of the assets of conductive polymers maker Cool Polymers Inc. for an undisclosed price.    More

Image

Report: SVP takes Klöckner Pentaplast off the market

October 21, 2014 4:19 pm ET

Plastic sheet leader Klöckner Pentaplast Group is no longer for sale, according to an Oct. 21 Reuters article.    More

Image

Wisconsin cast film maker buys Ohio blown film specialist

October 21, 2014 2:57 pm ET

A Midwest U.S. acquisition has created a company armed with two distinct film technologies: cast films and coextruded blown film constructions.    More

Market Reports

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 million dollar plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Plastics Caps & Closures Market Report

The annual recap of top trends and future outlook for the plastics caps & closures market features interviews with industry thought leaders and Bill Wood’s economic forecast of trends in growing end markets. You will also gain insight on trends in caps design, materials, machinery, molds & tooling and reviews of mergers & acquisitions.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

January 14, 2015 - January 14, 2015Plastics in Automotive

February 4, 2015 - February 6, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events