The acquisition of clamshell packaging maker MasterPac Corp. is increasing both thermoforming capacity and capabilities for Sinclair & Rush Inc.
Sinclair & Rush's VisiPak division purchased St. Louis-based MasterPac.
"The acquisition of MasterPac Corp. is aligned with our growth strategy for the VisiPak packaging division and presents us with numerous new business opportunities," Chief Operating Officer Brad Philip of Sinclair & Rush said in a statement.
"This transaction gives us the ability to enter the medical packaging business and strengthens our product offerings in the consumer and industrial packaging markets," he said.
The acquired St. Louis location joins existing locations in Arnold and Fenton, Mo., Carlstadt, N.J., and Changzhou, China. The company also has two locations in the United Kingdom — Rochester and Maidstone in Kent — and one in Riverstone, Australia, a suburb of Sydney.
VisiPak makes a variety of clear packaging through extrusion, thermoforming and injection molding. Products include clamshells, tubs, boxes, blister packs, trays, containers, jars and vials. Sinclair & Rush also does vinyl dip molding and foam extrusion.
Along with the VisiPak name, Sinclair & Rush also operates as StockCap, which makes caps, plugs, covers, masking products and parts trays. GripWorks makes hand grips. The company is based in Arnold.
MasterPac was started in 1990 and was previously owned by David Lawrence and Mychelle Lawrence, according to that company's website.
Key markets for MasterPac have been automotive, medical, food, marine, hunting, fishing and electronics. Products include clamshells, trays and blisters, the website states.