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 •  November 12

While a third of the business for Norton Shores-based Seabrook Plastics remains in the automotive industry, the plastic injection molder has focused on diversifying in the defense, medical, consumer product, and food and beverage industries. The company recently expanded its plant to make way for larger presses. Photo by Mitch Galloway NORTON...

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 •  October 18

HOLLAND — A West Michigan-based injection molder has acquired the assets of a Texas manufacturer out of bankruptcy. According to a statement, Clarion Technologies Inc. of Holland acquired the assets, business and operations of Garland, Texas-based GTM Plastics Inc. in a section 363 sale. The deal closed earlier this month. The acquisition adds a...

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 •  April 26

GREENVILLE — Milacron Holdings Corp. today detailed its plans to invest in a West Michigan manufacturing facility. After closing a Pennsylvania plant, Milacron will consolidate its mold technology manufacturing and fabrication to subsidiary DME Co. LLC’s plant in Greenville, located northeast of Grand Rapids. MiBiz first reported on the plans last...

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 •  March 26

GREENVILLE — A Pennsylvania plant closure could translate into growth in West Michigan for a global plastic injection molding supplier. Earlier this month, Madison Heights-based DME Co. and parent company Milacron Holdings Corp. (NYSE: MCRN) detailed plans to consolidate its mold base manufacturing to a “new world class” plant in Greenville, Mich.,...

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 •  August 7, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS — After purposely avoiding deals in the automotive industry, private equity firm Blackford Capital has shifted its strategy with the acquisition of a Southeast Michigan supplier. The Grand Rapids-based firm’s Michigan Prosperity Fund I closed on a deal for Chesterfield Charter Township-based Davalor Mold Co. LLC in late July, its first...

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 •  March 25, 2016

GRAND RAPIDS — Americhem Group, a manufacturer of color and additive plastic compounds for the polymer industry, announced its acquisition of Grand Rapids-based Vi-Chem Corp. today. In discussing drivers for the acquisition, Americhem executives cited the advantages of adding Vi-Chem’s technology and additional capabilities to its...