FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Poly-Pak Industries Inc. expanded its downstream packaging business with the Aug. 7 purchase of Levron Packaging Inc. for an undisclosed amount of cash. Levron, based in Farmingdale, prints and converts polyethylene bags for growers, packers and distributors of farm produce.
Ken Trottere, Poly-Pak's vice president of marketing, said his firm is moving Levron's equipment to Poly-Pak's headquarters plant in Melville, N.Y., this month.
Levron had sales of about $3 million last year, estimated Poly-Pak President Peter Levy. Poly-Pak's 1994 sales were about $40 million, he said in a telephone interview.
Levy said Poly-Pak has made Levron into a new division headed by Mike and Ron Levkovitz, its former owners.
Poly-Pak's other divisions are two film extrusion units in its other plant in Elizabeth, N.J.; its Regal retail bag converting operation; a division that makes envelopes from purchased coextruded film and low density polyethylene film; a unit that produces lightweight bags for apparel and dry cleaning; the Colorpak division bought in 1992, which makes industrial bags for clothing; and its Primrose Plastics import operation that supplies drop cloths and tarpaulins for hardware uses.
Levy said the 11 extrusion lines at the Elizabeth plant make about half of Poly-Pak's captive film needs and the company buys the rest from outside suppliers.
Poly-Pak is privately held and was founded in 1958. The company employs about 220.
Nypro has designs on building a plant
CHULA VISTA, CALIF. - Nypro San Diego Inc. has retained architectural firm Krommenhoek Mc-Keown & Associates and contractor Koll Construction to develop a facility of about 91,000 square feet in Chula Vista.
``We plan on starting in December or January and completing construction in 11 months,'' said Thomas Opielowski, general manager of Nypro San Diego.
Substantial detail work remains to acquire the 7-acre site in EastLake Industrial Park, secure industrial bonds and obtain permits.
The project will draw on the designs of two-story, state-of-the-art Oregon, Illinois and North Carolina facilities that Nypro subsidiaries have completed recently.
Employee-owned Nypro Inc. of Clinton, Mass., has 18 molding and assembly operations and joint ventures in North America, Europe and Asia. The company has reported fiscal 1994 sales of $197.6 million.
Opielowski said the facility will dedicate 15,000 square feet to a toolroom, metrological lab and mold-validation site, and it will operate 30 injection molding machines with room to expand to 50. All manufacturing will occur in a Class 100,000 clean room.
Now, Nypro San Diego employs 85 and operates 21 injection presses - 14 Netstals, 5 Toshibas, an Engel and a Ferromatik - in a Chula Vista plant that is 8 miles from the new location.
The firm recorded $8.5 million in sales for the fiscal year that ended June 30.