Staroba Plastics Inc. has bought back the EcoStar roofing tile business it sold to Carlisle Cos. Inc. in 2001.
Staroba, a Holland-based injection molder, has manufactured EcoStar products since the inception of the brand. The purchase price for the sale, which became effective Jan. 1, was not disclosed.
EcoStar LLC will have full control of all aspects of manufacturing, marketing and selling the EcoStar line of products, Staroba said in a news release.
EcoStar roofing tiles are made from recycled rubber and plastic.
The development of EcoStar dates back to the early 1970s, when Staroba developed a base formula for a material made of recycled rubber and plastic that it dubbed Starloy.
The company compounded and molded the first Starloy roofing tiles in 1993. Staroba launched the EcoStar roofing product line in 1998, then sold it to Carlisle SynTec Inc. of Carlisle, Pa.
EcoStar LLC will retain the sales and marketing management that has been in place with the business since 1998.
President and owner Miro Staroba told Business First of Buffalo that the acquisition should boost Staroba Plastics' annual sales by 10 percent in 2010. The Holland plant employs 90, and because of the deal, the company will be able to create six to eight jobs there. Staroba Plastics also will shift four sales and technical jobs to Holland, he told the weekly newspaper.
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