Tide Rock Holdings LLC is combining the four plastics companies it bought last year into one business that will offer injection molding, thermoforming, extrusion and in-house mold making.
Injection molder Plastic Molding Technology Inc. of El Paso, Texas — Tide Rock's most recent plastics-related purchase, from late 2021 — will become Plastic Molding Technology LLC. Also adopting that name will be injection molder and toolmaker Altratek Plastics Inc. of Longmont, Colo.; Pikes Peak Plastics Co. LLC of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and custom heavy-gauge thermoformer Plastics Design & Manufacturing Inc. of Centennial, Colo.
The combined companies will be led by CEO Michael Engler, who said the rebranding serves several purposes.
"We developed the strategy to have a footprint in the plastics industry, and part of that strategy is to unify our team," he said by phone June 8.
For example, all locations will use the same integrated quality management system (IQMS).
"This allows us to manage our businesses as one business. It really does help the team. It streamlines the entire operation … and provides a high degree of synergies across the customer base," he said.