JANESVILLE, WIS. - Nyloplast America Inc. sold its last operating division, a PVC pipe fittings molding operation in Preston, Idaho, to Freedom Plastics Inc.
The recent sale culminates a six-month effort by Rotterdam, the Netherlands-based Nyloplast NV to sell its U.S. operations. The company said the U.S. business did not fit with its European PVC fittings business. A few months ago, Nyloplast America sold its drain products business in Buford, Ga., to Advanced Drainage Systems Inc.
Freedom Plastics might introduce pipe extrusion at the Preston plant, which it will keep open to strengthen its western U.S. presence, said Freedom President Steve Scaccia. He did not indicate a timetable for the decision.
Scaccia did not disclose how much Freedom Plastics paid for the Preston plant or how many injection presses are there. The plant employs 38.
The Preston operation expands Freedom Plastics' range of PVC fittings to 48 inches in diameter. Its previous maximum was 36 inches, Scaccia said in a telephone interview.
The fittings are used in sewer and waterworks, plumbing, irrigation and agriculture.
Privately held Freedom Plastics makes PVC and polyethylene pipe and pipe fittings in its Janesville head office plant and in Fort Pierce, Fla.