VisiPak did not look far for the company's latest acquisition.
The unit of Sinclair & Rush Inc. acquired National Plastics Inc. of St. Louis in a move that expands its thermoforming production to include additional shapes and sizes. National Plastics makes clamshell packaging.
VisiPak has a manufacturing site in Fenton, Mo., and administrative offices in Arnold, Mo., both outside of St. Louis.
“The acquisition correlates directly with our long-term strategies regarding increased product offerings and market reach,” said Brad Philip, chief operating officer of Sinclair & Rush, in a statement.
VisiPak extends its clamshell packaging portfolio with the addition of more than 140 sizes and styles through the transaction. The company now has more than 170 offerings.
National Plastics customers gain access to VisiPak's line of plastic tubes, clear folding cartons, flexible vinyl caps and plastic plugs.
Sinclair & Rush will continue manufacturing at each location.
“Through this acquisition, we expect to accelerate our growth efforts and expand our presence as one of the largest plastic packaging manufacturers in North America,” said Jeff Barket, sales and marketing director for Sinclair & Rush, in a statement.
Along with St. Louis area manufacturing sites, the company has operations in Carlstadt, N.J., the United Kingdom, China and Australia.
VisiPak, last year, acquired Tulox Plastics Corp., a maker of custom packaging tubes. Other Sinclair & Rush companies include StockCap, GripWorks, VynaFlex, Castle Bay and Soffware.