Solar Plastics Acquires Solar Plastics

Solar Plastics reported that it had acquired the assets and certain liabilities of Solar Plastics.

According to a media release, the acquisition includes the operations at the Delano, MN location as well as the operation in Davenport, IA. As part of the acquisition, all Solar Plastics employees were hired by Solar Plastics.

Solar Plastics is a newly formed entity affiliated with the ATEK Family of Companies. ATEK has a long history of success with manufacturing operations dating back to 1945. ATEK is no stranger to plastics manufacturing and has operated plastic injection molding and plastic blow molding plants.

Solar Plastics CEO and part owner, Mark Osmanski said, "ATEK is very excited with the addition of Solar Plastics LLC to the ATEK portfolio of companies. It was an excellent time to once again get into plastics manufacturing and the acquisition is a nice fit within our portfolio. As with any acquisition, there will be some work and investment required to achieve the goals we have set for the business. We are very optimistic about the rotational molding industry in general and more specifically, optimistic about our new company."

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