Industrial parts supplier Tramec LLC has added custom injection molding capabilities, though acquisition.
Tramec, of Iola, Kan., bought Kansas Plastics Co., one of its long-time suppliers, for undisclosed terms in a deal announced July 18.
Tramec makes a wide range of engineered components for heavy duty trucks and trailers and industrial applications. Kansas Plastics runs a 20 press injection molding plant in Wellington, Kan., with clamping forces ranging from 20 to 1,100 tons.
“We will continue as a custom molder,” stated Richard Bloomer, former president of Kansas Plastics and now vice president of operations for Tramec, in a phone interview. The Wellington operation employs about 40 in its 43,000-square-foot facility.
Tramer does business through three units created after a series of acquisitions over several years.
Tramec Sloan is a diverse manufacturer of screw-machined parts, fittings, wire harnesses, switches and other goods for commercial vehicles and industrial applications. Its plants are in Iola, Holland, Mich., and Galion, Ohio.
Hill Fastener Products makes cold-headed fasteners and specialties in Rock Falls, Ill.
Continental Aero distributes all-metal and insert locknuts from facilities in Alsip, Ill., and Lyndhurst, N.J.
“Our acquisition of Kansas Plastics Co. positions Tramec Sloan with the ability to offer increased value to our commercial vehicle customers and allows us to present our existing manufacturing capabilities to Kansas Plastics Company's customer base,” stated Tramec President and CEO Gary Sullo in a news release.
Bloomer said the ownership change will accelerate the molder's growth and lead to investment to support future technologies. Kansas Plastics molds engineering and commodity resins and composites for commercial vehicle, aerospace, HVAC, agriculture, consumer products and other markets.
Kansas Plastics opened in 1992. It is ISO 9001 certified and offers prototype services, insert molding, ultrasonic welding, printing and assembly as secondary services.
Tramec Sloan also is ISO 9001 certified. It recently expanded its warehousing space.