MIAMI - Commercial Plastics and Supply Corp. of Miami will open a distribution center in Boise, Idaho, later this month. The plastic manufacturer and distributor of sheet, rod, tube and film chose Boise for its ``booming commercial growth and the sales to be had,'' said Cheri Abbott, Boise office manager.
The leased, 2,700-square-foot facility has three employees, and more are expected to be added this year.
The distribution center sells acrylic, polycarbonate, ABS, nylon and polyethylene products to original equipment manufacturers, including the glazing industry, display and sign manufacturers and food processors.
CP&S is a 50-year-old company founded by Morton French, its president. The firm has more than 70 facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Caribbean.
RPM buys maker of plastic grating
MEDINA, OHIO - Okura Holdings Inc., a $35 million manufacturer of fiber-reinforced plastic grating, has a new owner - RPM Inc., a Medina-based company that makes industrial coatings and sealants.
Okura sells its products under the brand names Fibergrate and Chemgrate. The corrosion-resistant grating is used for industrial structures such pedestrian walkways, platforms and staircases. The firm makes the grating by pultrusion and compression molding.
RPM announced May 22 that it would buy Okura from Cortec Group Fund L.P. of New York.
Okura, based in Dallas, operates three U.S. plants, in Stephen-ville, Texas; Piney Flats, Tenn.; and Woodinville, Wash.
Overseas Okura plants are in Shanghai, China, and Terneuzen, Holland.
RPM officials said Okura's markets are similar to those of RPM's Carboline corrosion-resistant coatings and Stonhard industrial flooring. RPM and Okura sell to many of the same customers and use similar resins.
RPM said Stanley Burson will continue as Okura president, and keep the current management team.
Publicly traded RPM also makes the well-known consumer product, Rustoleum.
RPM's sales for the fiscal year ended May 31 were unavailable. For the year ended May 31, 1995, RPM reported profit of $62.6 million on sales of $1 billion.
Extrusion design firm opens office in India
SOMERSET, N.J. - Scientific Process and Research Inc., a Somerset extrusion design firm, has established a satellite office in Baroda, India.
``The technical expertise that our clients are accustomed to doesn't always exist in these emerging markets,'' said Presi-dent Ron Klein.
A testing lab will house the company's patented resin friction testing equipment, and its Extrud-PC software designed for extrusion simulation.
In 1994, the company opened an office in Tokyo.
Ferro Corp.'s filled and reinforced plastic division, based in Evansville, Ind., recently received the 1996 Indiana Quality Im-provement Award. The unit of Cleveland-based Ferro manufactures specialty compounds for injection molding and thermoforming.
Seegott Inc., a Streetsboro, Ohio, resin and chemical distributor, said it has won Shell Chemical Co.'s gold Level Performer of the Year Award.