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August 30, 2016
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Thermoforming Technology Group (TTG; Beaverton, MI) announced the acquisition of Nalle Automation Systems LLC (NAS) of Knoxville, TN, a manufacturer of automation systems for thermoforming and injection molding. Bryan Redman, CEO of TTG, commented in the release, “We are excited to have NAS join the TTG lineup. As a team, we are now able to provide customers an even more robust turnkey offering of the most innovative thermoforming platforms in the industry combined with the premier production automation equipment.”
Founded in 1997, NAS designs and manufactures vertical bagging, shrink wrapping, sleeve wrapping and custom automation packaging machinery to count, stack and package products manufactured from various materials including paper, plastic and foam. These machines are used worldwide in the food and beverage packaging markets. The company operates out of a modern 32,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.
NAS founder Tom Nalle said, “I look forward to continuing to offer industry-leading machinery and technology. Most important, we’ll continue to deliver the impeccable service on which I founded this business. This is an opportunity for us to grow our product line, as well as our product support and service offering.”
Bob Gordert, Director of Sales at TTG, commented, “The combined offerings of TTG via Brown, Lyle Industries and NAS allow us to provide a competitive edge in their markets. This collaboration promises to ensure that our customers continue to benefit from the most innovative machines and manufacturing methods. At the same time, NAS provides TTG with another entry into manufacturing markets and customers beyond thermoforming.”
About the Author(s)
Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."
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