Hedstrom makes another sporting goods acquisition

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: January 17, 2013 6:00 am ET

Related to this story

Topics Consumer Products Rotomolding
Companies & Associations

ASHLAND, OHIO -- Hedstrom Plastics has made another retail products acquisition, buying the assets of Regent Sports Corp., a maker of sporting goods and indoor games.

Hedstrom, a rotational molder based in Ashland, made four acquisitions in 2012. The Regent Sports deal was announced Dec. 19.

Terms were not disclosed.

In the other deals, Hedstrom bought two lines of exercise balls and trash bin rotomolder Nuwave Container LLC.

Ball, Bounce and Sport Inc. does business as Hedstrom Plastics. Regent Sports is in Hauppauge, N.Y.

"This acquisition will allow us to become a major player in the sporting goods channel with exciting, well-established brands and consumer awareness," said Jim Braeunig, president and CEO.

Regent makes a wide range of products such as billiard tables, dartboards, Mitre soccer balls and equipment, MacGregor sports balls, Diamond baseball gloves, ping pong tables and tabletop hockey games.


Comments

Hedstrom makes another sporting goods acquisition

By Bill Bregar
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: January 17, 2013 6:00 am ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Economic déjà vu: strong spring growth expected after a rough winter

April 15, 2015 2:03 pm ET

The long, harsh winter is finally over, and the first quarter of the calendar is history. So now is an appropriate time to review the emerging trends ...    More

Image

Inteplast buys Canadian film maker Haremar, bag maker El-En

April 13, 2015 4:29 pm ET

Inteplast Group has increased its business in Canada with the acquisition of a specialty polyethylene blown film coextruder.    More

Image

Rubber molder digging up more business with addition of injection molding

April 10, 2015 9:20 am ET

Jefferson Rubber Works Inc. got a taste of the plastics industry in 2014 and sees bigger things on the horizon.    More

Image

Injection molder Sussex IM adds space, people in $1 million expansion

April 7, 2015 1:48 pm ET

Sussex IM has expanded its facility by 12,000 square feet and added 12 percent to its staff as part of a project valued at more than $1 million.    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

Injection Molding Market Analysis & Processor Rankings

Plastics News BUNDLED package contains our in-depth Market Analysis of the Injection Molding segment. You will gain keen insight on current trends and our economic outlook.

As a BONUS this includes PN's updated 2014 database of North American Injection Molders RANKED by sales volume. Sort, merge, mail & prospect by end market, materials processed, region, # of plants and more.

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

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

September 15, 2015 - September 17, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events