C&K Plastics Inc. is expanding its thermoforming reach with the acquisition of Multiplastics Georgia Inc. of Suwanee, Ga.
“This move has enabled us to bring even more plastics manufacturing expertise under the C&K roof,” said C&K President Bob Carrier in a statement.
He said the company will conduct its business as C&K Plastics Georgia LLC. It will stay in the same location, retaining its administration and management.
Multiplastics has 10 employees and operates two inline formers. It also has one 3-station rotary machine, two 5-axis computer numerically controlled routers and one 3-axis CNC router.
Carrier said in an email that the combination makes C&K more competitive with lower volume runs and also brings the company's reach closer to Atlanta, the center of the southeastern U.S. market. He also noted that the companies can grow with increased buying power, establishing an ISO/lean production mentality and a strict adherence to real-time cost accounting.
Multiplastics President Gary Webb said in a statement that the combination “brings access to new capabilities and capacity, not to mention the expertise that C&K has developed over more than a half century in the thermoforming business.”
C&K Plastics serves many markets, including aerospace, agriculture, food service, refrigeration and others. It operates out of a 80,000 square foot facility in Metuchen, N.J. The company also has a sister company, Valley Extrusion LLC, in Allentown, Pa.
In June 2014, C&K purchased the assets and customer list of Speck Plastics Inc. of Nazareth, Pa. and consolidated the operations into Metuchen.