Converter JBC Technologies Inc. of North Ridgeville, Ohio, has acquired Die Cut Technologies of Northglenn, Colo., boosting JBC's presence in the electronics, aerospace, medical and automotive sectors.
Through the acquisition, JBC will gain the use of Die Cut's 30,000-square-foot plant with Class 100,000 clean room production, rapid prototyping to full production gasket manufacturing, laser cutting, large format die cutting, and several digital die-less cutting technologies, the companies said in a Dec. 15 news release.
In addition to its site in the Cleveland suburb of North Ridgeville, JBC has an operation that it recently relocated from Madison, Wis., site to nearby Fitchburg, Wis. The new site has about 44,000 square feet of space — almost double the size of the previous location.
Together, the plants have more than 120,000 square feet of space. The company uses a variety of materials to produce high-volume custom-engineered die cut plastic parts, and parts as long as 52 inches and as wide as 72 inches. Its product line also includes PET medical face shields.
JBC was founded as JBC Seals Packing & Kits Inc. in 1988 by Joe Bliss, who retired as CEO in February, according to his LinkedIn page. The company is led by President Brad Patt and employs 120 to 130, according to its website.
JBC bought Die Cut Technologies from CEO Scott Flores, who has operated the business since 1989. Die Cut was founded by another member of the Flores family in 1961.