Flambeau Inc. has acquired Partners in Plastics LLC (PIP; Sharon Center), a Northeast Ohio based blowmolder serving the healthcare, lawn and garden, agriculture, consumer products, industrial, and fuel tank markets. This move for Flambeau, a subsidiary of Nordic Group of Companies Ltd. (Baraboo, WI), comes only five months after it successfully merged the MasterCraft Companies of Phoenix.
PIP's Sharon Center facility covers 123,000-sq-ft and is ISO 9001:2000 quality and UL certified. The site operates 15 dual-head blowmolding machines with shot sizes ranging from 3-40 lb.
PIP has run polyolefin materials, including high-density and high-molecular-weight polyethylene and polypropylene, as well as polyphenylene ether resin and polystyrene blend Noryl, urethane, and polycarbonate/polybutylene terephthalate PC/PBT blend Xenoy.
The Nordic Group privately owned holding/management company consisting of subsidiaries with 22 service and manufacturing facilities, and 23 marketing units around the world with more than 2400 associates. Nordic Group companies manufacture and distribute plastic, seating, and transportation products worldwide for industrial, commercial, and consumer markets.
Flambeau added blowmolding capabilities in 1961, and currently offers overmolding and two-shot injection molding, in addition to extrusion and suction blowmolding. Flambeau has dedicated blowmolding facilities with more than 100 machines ranging in shot size from 1 to 75 lb. Flambeau has seven U.S.-based manufacturing sites, including an injection molding site in Middlefield, OH. Blowmolding sites are located in Baraboo, WI (30 Blow Molding Presses: 1-35 lbs shot); Columbus, IN (four blowmolding presses: 1-35 lb shot); Madison, GA (eight blowmolding presses: 1-20 lb shot); Redlands, CA (nine blowmolding presses: 1-35 lb shot); Weldon, NC (22 blowmolding presses: 2-50 lb shot). Internationally, it has blowmolding capabilities in Ramsgate, England (16 blowmolding presses: 0.5-200 litre, 1-22 lb shot) and Saltillo, Mexico (15 blowmolding presses: 3-25 lb shot).