Injection molder Kaso Plastics expands into window and door parts

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: March 13, 2013 4:46 pm ET
Updated: March 13, 2013 4:48 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Mergers & Acquisitions, Construction, Windows & doors, Injection Molding

VANCOUVER, WASH. -- Custom injection molder Kaso Plastics Inc. has expanded into vinyl window and sliding glass door parts by acquiring a business from VPL Enterprises Ltd. for undisclosed terms.

Kaso of Vancouver, Wash., bought the fenestration products line from VPL Enterprises Ltd. of Langley, British Columbia, on March 5 for an undisclosed amount of cash. Products include handles, rollers and weep holes injection molded of polycarbonate and nylon, Kaso general manager Darin King said in a telephone interview. Assets bought are inventory, dies and manufacturing fixtures.

Kaso is a diverse molder which should find the extra work helps level off capacity utilization and improve efficiency, King explained. He expects Kaso will add six or seven new jobs to its staff of 90 over the next four or five weeks as the firm ramps up production of the fenestration products. The company has enough injection capacity to handle the extra business. Other key Kaso markets include auto, truck, consumer electronics and sports equipment.

"We sold the entire plastic fenestration business to focus on construction and telecommunications," said VPL vice president of sales and marketing Donovan Hammersley in a telephone interview. "A year ago we sold our metal fenestration business."

VPL injection molds construction products such as HVAC parts, wire management items and similar goods and telecommunications housings under its Primex brand name. Its Vanguard branded products include ABS shelf supports and retail shopping baskets with molded polypropylene baskets and nylon handles, some of which contain 25 percent recycled plastic. Hammersley said VPL will continue to make the baskets and shelf supports.

VPL will consolidate all its businesses under the Primex Manufacturing Ltd. name effective April 1, according to Hammersley. Its Primex division has a warehouse in Bellingham, Wash.


Comments

Injection molder Kaso Plastics expands into window and door parts

By Michael Lauzon
Correspondent

Published: March 13, 2013 4:46 pm ET
Updated: March 13, 2013 4:48 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Cambro investing $30.4 million in new N.C. injection molding plant

April 18, 2014 2:36 pm ET

Foodservice products manufacturer Cambro Manufacturing Co. Inc. plans to set up a satellite production and distribution operation in Mebane, N.C., to ...    More

Image

Producers urge booming Brazilian housing market to use EPS

April 18, 2014 1:08 pm ET

Leaders in Brazil's plastics industry are asking lawmakers to mandate the use of expandable polystyrene (the raw material for expanded EPS) in new...    More

JM Eagle reopens shuttered Colorado plant with 8 PVC lines

April 18, 2014 1:02 pm ET

JM Eagle has reopened its Pueblo, Colo., plant with eight PVC pipe extrusion lines back in operation following an 18-month shutdown.    More

Image

Increased orders prompt Georg Utz to add capacity, equipment in Indiana

April 18, 2014 12:20 pm ET

Plastic totes and tray orders have picked up to the point where manufacturer Georg Utz Inc. has added machines, silos and material feed systems to...    More

PolyQuest spins off FiberQuest unit

April 18, 2014 10:14 am ET

PolyQuest Inc. has spun off its FiberQuest unit — which distributes polyester staple fibers and cotton — as a separate company.    More

Market Reports

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Automotive Market Review and Outlook 2014 The Americas

This 75-page report features in-depth analysis of the automotive industry for the Americas. It includes discussions of market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting production and threats as well as design strategies being implemented by the major automakers. Detailed charts and data tables outline North American automotive production over the last five years.

Learn more

Plastics Building & Construction Market Review and Outlook 2014 with MS Excel chart data

This report provides in-depth analysis of the plastic building and construction market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats and the latest developments in construction trends that impact plastics processors.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events