Rohrer Corp. didn't have to look far to find an acquisition that expands the packaging company.
The Wadsworth, Ohio-based company is acquiring CardPak Inc. of nearby Solon. Both are in Northeast Ohio, about 40 miles apart.
“The acquisition of CardPak increases Rohrer's presence as a leader in the packaging industry by adding expanded printing, coating, and thermoforming capabilities,” Rohrer said in a statement.
CardPak was owned by Rick and Lisa Thomas and brings locations in Solon and Aurora, Ohio, to Rohrer. Those two new sites will adopt the Rohrer name, the company said.
Rohrer calls itself a leader in the blister, skin and thermoformed packaging markets. The company now has seven manufacturing sites, including existing Rohrer locations in Wadsworth; Buford, Ga.; Huntley, Ill.; Lewistown, Pa.; and Mesa, Ariz.
CardPak was founded in 1965 and celebrated its 50th anniversary late last year. Rick and Lisa Thomas took ownership of the company from founder Paul Baisch in 1997, according to the company's website. The company's first thermoformer was installed in 2014.