Parkway Products LLC (Greenville, SC) announced that it has completed a merger transaction with Littlestar Plastics. The Machesney Park, IL, operations include a 360-ton press added this year to meet customer requirements; high-volume machined plastic production capability; and 3D printing with a recently added Markforged X7 3D printer.
“This combination brings the capabilities of Parkway’s eight U.S. and Mexico facilities and five production technologies to our customers,” commented Littlestar Plastics CEO and founder, Philip Preston.
The Machesney Park plant will continue operations under current leadership and becomes Parkway’s ninth North American production facility. Preston will join Parkway in a key role directing aerospace development and technology integration.
“Littlestar is an exceptional operation with specialized capabilities that we are excited to introduce to our customers,” said Parkway CEO Al Ridilla. “The merger combines our collective leadership in production of components from Torlon and PEEK, feeds our aerospace growth initiatives in concert with our other AS9100 facilities and serves [customer] demand for world-class machined plastic production solutions,” added Ridilla.
Parkway plans to align the Machesney Park team closely with its advanced technology magnesium thixo-molding facility in Loveland, CO, and high-performance plastic molding operation in Atlanta, GA, said Parkway’s announcement.
Parkway serves the energy and infrastructure, industrial, aerospace and defense, technology, automotive, lawn and garden, and healthcare markets.