New High-Tech Manufacturing Plant to Support Global Product Expansion
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Plaskolite, Inc., the largest U.S. manufacturer of continuously processed acrylic sheet products, announces the coming addition of cell cast acrylic to its product line to better support its worldwide customer base. Plaskolite has formed a joint venture with Iºik Plastik, a leading Turkey-based manufacturer of thermoformed plastics, to build a state-of-the-art cell cast acrylic manufacturing facility which is scheduled for completion during the second half of 2013. "Our soon-to-be-completed cell cast manufacturing facility will provide our customers with a level of product choice, service and quality that has been unavailable in the industry," said James R. Dunn, President and CEO of Plaskolite.
"As we've said before, our customers' best interests are at the forefront of every decision we make. This venture is yet another example of our commitment to our customers located in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia."
Cell cast acrylic, a product that has a high chemical resistance, gauge and color range, is an entirely new product line for Plaskolite. It will be produced in Malatya, Turkey, at the new Plaskolite and Iºik Plastik plant, a facility which will also have the capability and manufacturing capacity for possible future expansion of Plaskolite's and Iºik's current product offerings.
"The importance of this venture for our global employees and customers cannot be overstated," said Mitch Grindley, Plaskolite's Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "Combining the strengths and technologies of this facility with our US based manufacturing operations will allow Plaskolite to supply a wider array of high quality plastic sheet products, which will continue to strengthen Plaskolite now and in the future."
For more information on Plaskolite's quality offerings, visit www.Plaskolite.com.
Founded in 1950 in Columbus, Ohio, USA, by the Dunn Family, Plaskolite, Inc., is proud to be the largest 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.
ABOUT IªIK PLASTIK
Iºik Plastik was formed in 1997 and produces thermoformed food and consumer goods packaging, industrial flat moresheets, compound and masterbatch. Today it has become an expert on modern molding technology and PP and PS thermoform products, in parallel to its investments and R&D efforts. In addition, it is the unique optical extrusion sheet producer in Turkey.