Entrepreneur Kendall Mix acquired Vermont Plastics Inc. of Montpelier, Vt., from brothers Richard Curtis Sr. and George Curtis on May 2 and changed the company's name to KamTech Plastics Co.
No price or terms were disclosed. The purchase included 14 injection molding machines with clamping forces of 40-300 tons, said Mix, president and owner of KamTech.
The firm has 51 employees and molds medical, pharmaceutical and industrial products, she said.
``We're going to position ourselves as a minority-owned company and go after specialized government contracts in industries with applications that already fit,'' she said. ``That means optical-quality clear acrylic for medical and pharmaceutical applications.''
``We'll be going after tight-tolerance, precision products with secondary operations,'' she said.
George Curtis is president of Wilden International Plastics Inc., which shared facilities with Vermont Plastics. Wilden is moving its machinery to Peachtree, Ga., from Montpelier. In Georgia the machinery, used in medical equipment production, will be incorporated into another Wilden operations, Curtis said.
Wilden molds microcuvettes, clear containers used in automated blood analysis. The move involves six presses with clamping forces of 100-150 tons, he said.
Wilden KG of Naumburg, Germany, is the umbrella company for the Wilden concerns. Wilden is owned by two Germans and George Curtis, he said.