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DOING IT RIGHT SINCE 1950

The Plaskolite success story spans six decades. See how it all began.

1951

Plastic drinking straws gave us our first taste of success.

1952

Plaskolite introduces the "lifetime fly swatter," the must-have accessory for every front porch.

1954

As fluorescent lighting fixtures become popular, Plaskolite begins extruding prismatic patterned lenses.

1960

Remember the hula hoop craze? Plaskolite manufactured hula hoops in the early sixties.

1970

Plaskolite begins producing smooth acrylic sheets for storm doors and windows; it's much safer than plate glass.

1974

Plaskolite builds its first polymer plant, enabling us to produce our own pellets for sheet production.

1994

With the purchase of MIR-ACRYL, Plaskolite begins producing mirrored acrylic sheet; security mirrors; and hard-coated acrylic sheet products.

1996

Plaskolite acquires Continental Acrylics, a specialty polymers business.

1997

The acquisition of RAM PRODUCTS' flat sheet business enables Plaskolite to begin production of 19 acrylic mirror colors.

2000

In August, Plaskolite completes construction on a state-of-the-art 245,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Zanesville, Ohio.

2006

Plaskolite acquired Bunker Plastics, a leading manufacturer of polycarbonate mirror; formed security and transportation mirror; and performance enhancement plastic coatings.

2007

Plaskolite acquires the continuously processed acrylic sheet division of Lucite International, including manufacturing plants in Olive Branch, Miss., and Monterrey, Mexico.

2012

Plaskolite acquires the North American VIVAK® line of PETG sheet from Bayer MaterialScience LLC.

2014

Plaskolite acquires the mirror sheet product line
from SPECCHIDEA s.r.l. of Torino, Italy.

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PLASKOLITE ACQUIRES PEXCO EXTRUDED SHEET BUSINESS

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Pexco, an Atlanta, GA.-based manufacturer of custom-extruded plastic products, is selling its Columbia, S.C. -based extruded sheet business to Columbus, OH-based Plaskolite. Further terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Our goal has always been quite simple – to be the leader in the industry while strengthening our marketplace position for the benefit of our customers,” said James R. Dunn, President and CEO of Plaskolite. “With this acquisition, we have reinforced our commitment to this goal with our customers, while building on our long-term investment in our American workforce and facilities.”

“Our customers will immediately benefit from the addition of Pexco’s extruded sheet products to Plaskolite’s already extensive product line,” added Mitchell P. Grindley, Plaskolite’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “We will be able to leverage our state-of-the-art production assets by moving the Pexco sheet production to our Ohio (Columbus and Zanesville) and Mississippi (Olive Branch) facilities.”

ABOUT PEXCO
Part of Odyssey Investment Partners and based in Atlanta with ten plants in the United States and Mexico, Pexco is a North American leader in the design and fabrication of custom extruded plastics products. It provides standard and specialty parts and components to manufacturers and end-users for a broad range of custom applications, including aerospace, retail, traffic safety, medical, lighting and fence industries. Pexco offers a full range of custom design, engineering and fabrication services. Pexco meets the requirements of ISO 9001:2000, holds ISO 14001 registration for all of its manufacturing operations and operates three Class 100,000 clean rooms.

ABOUT PLASKOLITE
Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, USA by the Dunn Family, Plaskolite, Inc. is proud to be the largest privately owned U.S. manufacturer of continuously processed acrylic sheet products. Plaskolite's reputation is based on service, quality, stability and integrity. Plaskolite currently has more than 475 employees and operates manufacturing facilities in Columbus and Zanesville, Ohio, Grand Saline, Texas; Compton, California; Olive Branch, Mississippi and Monterrey, Mexico.

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