I've been working on this year's thermoformers ranking research and the response rate for submissions was fantastic. We added five new firms, you can see them listed in The Plastics Blog.
We also saw three firms become part of larger groups through acquisitions. Peninsula Packaging Co. LLC, Computer Design Inc. and Charloma Inc. The details are spelled out in the ranking itself from the Feb. 26 issue. Subscribers can view it online.
I came across some bits of news on a few of our listed friends.
Duo-Form Plastics had increased sales of 34 percent "We had a great year! I attribute our success to growth in our core market, being the recreational vehicle industry," said Michael D. Ganger, vice president, finance in an email.
KL Outdoor LLC has moved its headquarters office to Muskegon, Mich.
Lollicup USA Inc. will open a new manufacturing facility in Rockwall, Texas, later this year, and open a new shipping fulfillment center in New Jersey.
Pelican International Inc., a manufacture of kayaks, canoes, pedal boats and fishing boats in Laval, Quebec is celebrating its 50 year anniversary this year, founded in 1968.
SPE Thermoforming Division's 26th annual conference will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, on Sept. 24-26.
Watch here for the 2018 SPE Thermoformer of the year.
Robert Porsche, owner of industrial thermoformer General Plastics Inc. of Milwaukee, was last year's winner.
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