PPC Flexible Packaging LLC is adding a western U.S. manufacturing site and another facility in South America through the acquisition of Temkin International Inc.
Temkin, based in Payson, Utah, also has a plant in Bogota, Colombia, and offices in Miami and Toronto.
The company provides roll stock, stand-up pouches, floral sleeves and bags on the flexible side as well as rigid thermoformed containers. Key markets include food, produce, floral, stationary and crafts.
“Having a West Coast and South American presence expands our geographic footprint and provides us deeper capabilities in stand-up pouch, plate making and flexographic printing,” said PPC Flexible CEO Kevin Keneally said in a statement.
Temkin was founded in 1980 by Danny Temkin, who moved to the United States from Israel in 1976.
He started in a “small corner” of the Los Angeles Flower Market selling polypropylene as a less-expensive replacement for cellophane packaging, according to the company's website. The company moved to Utah in 1993 and grew to more than 470,000 square feet at its locations with more than 500 employees.
The company will continue to operate as PPC Flexible, but also use the “highly respected Temkin brand,” according to the statement.
PPC Flexible, of Buffalo Grove, Ill., is owned by members of management and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. The company also has manufacturing sites in Mission, Kan., and Rome, Ga.