WEST BABYLON, N.Y.-Rotational molder Chem-Tainer Industries Inc. has acquired Tracy Inter-national Inc., another rotational molding firm. Although the acquisition occurred nine months ago, Chem-Tainer President James Glen recently confirmed the transaction but would not disclose terms of the agreement.
Tracy International, in Pom-pano Beach, Fla., has six employees and two rotational molding machines. It serves the lawn and garden, recreation and Depart-ment of Transportation-approved container industries. Tracy had sales of $500,000 for the fiscal year ended June 30, according to Plastics News' Aug. 5 ranking of North American rotomolders.
With sales of $31 million, West Babylon-based Chem-Tainer was ninth in the ranking. The company has 185 rotomolding machines in 10 plants across the United States. It employs 200.
Chem-Tainer makes containers for food processing, refuse, liquid and medical waste.MOUNT STERLING, KY. - Plastic shipping container producer and designer Greathouse Packaging and Assembly Inc. will receive more than $1.2 million in state incentives for its new converting facilities in Mount Sterling, Kentucky's Cabinet for Economic Development announced Aug. 7.
Robert L. Greathouse, vice president and general manager, said production has started with seven pieces of converting equipment. Besides die-cutting and converting polyethylene and polypropylene sheet and extruded foam dunnage for petrochemical, automotive and consumer electronics clients, the company will produce custom packaging and will perform design, testing and quality evaluations, he said. Product finishing includes laminating with adhesives, ultrasonic welding and stitching.
The firm does not pultrude or extrude sheet or foam at the Mount Sterling plant, which employs 25 and recently began production.
Greathouse said the firm chose Mount Sterling because it is close to Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia, and Kentucky's central, north-south running ``auto alley'' of automotive suppliers and manufacturers, he said. The firm, formed by Greathouse and a partner, plans to invest $5 million and fully occupy its renovated, 40,000-square-foot former warehouse by 1998.n*The following firms received ISO 9002 certification: medical device maker MedTech Group Inc. of South Plainfield, N.J.; insert injection molder Nypro Colorado Inc., a Longmont, Colo., division of Nypro Inc.; vinyl siding and window systems components producer Bird Vinyl Products of Bardstown, Ky.; packaging systems maker Fabri-Form Co. of Byesville, Ohio; and Plastmann Industrial Corp., a Cavite, Philip-pines, injection molder that employs 300 and makes products for the computer, consumer electronics, appliance and communications markets.