Curbell Plastics Inc. (Orchard Park, NY) announced today that it has acquired Nationwide Plastics Inc., a full-service distributor with extensive plastic part fabrication and precision machining capabilities.
The move adds Nationwide Plastics’ 50-plus employees and three facilities—Arlington and Houston, TX, and Jackson, MS—to the national Curbell Plastics distribution network, which now totals 22 locations. Curbell distributes performance plastic sheet, rod, tube, film, adhesives, sealants and prototyping materials for manufacturing.
While Nationwide Plastics will operate as a division of Curbell for the immediate future, customers of each company will continue to receive access to both organization’s technically trained sales and business development teams, as well as the Curbell and Nationwide e-commerce websites, for their plastics needs.
“Nationwide Plastics was an excellent fit for Curbell because we share so much in common,” said Gerry Helbig, President of Curbell Plastics. “Once we spent time with their team and saw how they operated, it was clear the Nationwide team shares our emphasis on providing timely service, plus the exceptional value that comes from deep industry expertise and technical application knowledge. That’s why we’ve both been around for such a long time: Curbell dates back to 1942, and Nationwide began in 1979.”
Curbell Plastics, which has long served the Texas market from its own location in Arlington, expands its reach across the state through this acquisition by adding a physical presence in the heart of the oil-and gas-focused Houston region, said the company. The two Arlington locations will eventually combine to form the largest Curbell Plastics branch. By further expanding its footprint in the south via the Jackson location—the only plastics distribution facility in Mississippi—Curbell enhances its ability to supply the region with plastic materials and fabricated parts quickly and efficiently.
“We’re confident Nationwide Plastics customers will quickly see that the service level they’re used to will get even better as we combine our resources and talents with Curbell Plastics,” added Chris Jones, Nationwide Plastics Vice President. “One thing that was particularly attractive to me is the commitment Curbell makes to its employees, through training programs that are nationally recognized in our industry. I feel comfortable knowing that our team will take their careers to another level as they integrate into Curbell’s values-focused culture.”
The Nationwide Plastics purchase is Curbell Plastics’ largest acquisition to date, but the company said it won’t be its last, as it continues to explore opportunities for growth.