London private equity firm BC Partners has purchased Adams Manufacturing Corp., the largest U.S. manufacturer of outdoor resin furniture, in a deal announced Aug. 17 that will link it with another major consumer products maker.
Cortland Plastics is buying a new Rocheleau continuous shuttle blow molder for delivery in the third quarter. This will be the second blow molder the company is installing this year in a $500,000 expansion program.
As a result of the asset purchase agreement, which was finalized June 29, Chapin has formed a new subsidiary, Chapin Custom Molding Inc. The subsidiary will operate out of QBM's roughly 80,000-square-foot facility in Elyria, Ohio.
How many plastics injection molders today, for example, are run by women, much less by someone who began her college studies as a microbiology major? Enter Anita-Maria Quillen, who began her journey working Fridays for her parents' company in 2004 doing odd jobs. Little did she know she would fall hard for manufacturing.