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A Leading North American Plastics Solutions Provider

At Pexco, our strength lies in our solution diversity. From customizing solutions for specific challenges to delivering specialized products for niche requirements, our unified expertise guarantees consistent delivery. Our streamlined customer experience removes the complexity of working with multiple suppliers. Driven by innovation and our vast collective experience, we consistently push boundaries in plastics solutions.

What We Do

Consultation, design and fabrication of specialty plastic products

As the North American leader in custom plastic solutions and an expert processor of high-performance polymers, Pexco leverages years of experience and expertise to bring your product to market–on-time and in-budget. 

Our Manufacturing Footprint

  • 800K+ square feet of manufacturing space
  • 150+ extrusion lines
  • 20+ co-extrusion lines
  • 20+ high-performance polymer injection molding machines
  • 50 process and R&D engineers

Value-Added Services

Pexco offers a comprehensive range of value-added services that help streamline processes and maximize efficiency, helping businesses to achieve their goals.

  • Barcode Printing
  • Cutting/Drilling
  • Custom Printing
  • CNC Machining
  • Heat-Sealing
  • Laser Marking
  • Splicing/Taping
  • Sonic Welding

Who We Are

Our Story

Where Ideas Take Shape

From inspiration to application, Pexco has been helping our customers bring ideas to life for nearly half a century as a plastic extrusion manufacturer. Based in Atlanta, with multiple plants in the U.S. and Mexico, Pexco has grown and evolved to become North America’s leader in the design and fabrication of specialty plastic products.

Core Values

Excellence in Every Aspect

There is a Pexco way of doing things, including how we behave and what we value. Pexco quickly turns engineering concepts into high quality products by listening to your needs and thoroughly understanding your world and its demands; your aspirations to take a concept from idea to iteration in highest quality form. That’s our mission – and we seek to uphold it daily through our Core Values: Safety, Proper, and Team.

Safety

In manufacturing, there is nothing more important than safety. At Pexco, we take it a step further. Safety is a discipline, like any other, and in order for it to be core, it has to be part of our culture and guarded with vigilance.

Proper

There’s nothing worth doing that isn’t done right. At Pexco, we emphasize right conduct – not only with our customers, but amongst ourselves, too, as a group together serving a common purpose.

Team

Individual commitment to a group effort is what makes a team work. Aligning our minds and efforts around visible objectives helps the team assure success. We call it “One Pexco,” in which we have one way of doing things, and that’s doing them right.

Our History

Pexco's Expansive Timeline

Throughout our history, we have committed to innovation, quality and customer service, evolving to meet diverse client needs. Today, we are an industry-leading provider of custom and specialty plastic solutions, delivering excellence across various industries.

  • 2021

    2021

    On December 1, 2021, Pexco LLC broadens its capabilities offerings through the acquisition of Performance Elastomers Corporation, based in Ravenna, Ohio.

    On March 1, 2021, Pexco LLC continues its expansion into the high performance polymer market with the acquisition of Altaflo, based in Sparta, New Jersey.

  • 2020

    2020

    On June 1, 2020, Pexco LLC announces the acquisition of Exlon Extrusion, Inc., based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    March 2020, as a manufacturer of products supporting Essential Critical Infrastructure, Pexco LLC maintains full operational status in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Updates regarding Pexco’s ongoing response to the coronavirus situation are posted online and updated weekly.

    On January 31, 2020, Pexco LLC announces the acquisition of NDM Marking Systems, Inc. (“NDM”), based in Jasper, Georgia.

  • 2019

    2019

    On August 12, 2019, Pexco LLC continues its expansion initiatives through the acquisition of HPE Extrusion Solutions, based in Bally, Pennsylvania.

    On August 1, 2019, Pexco LLC announces an expansion through the acquisition of American Extruded Plastics, Inc. and American Injection Molding, Inc. – jointly based in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Pexco moves its headquarters from Alpharetta, Georgia, to Johns Creek, Georgia.

  • 2018

    2018

    On November 30, 2018, Pexco LLC announces another expansion through the acquisition of Insultab, Inc. – based in Woburn, Massachusetts.

    On September 7, 2018, Pexco LLC acquires the Fence Products business of Polyform, Inc. a profile extruder located in Salem, OR and transfers the Fence business to its Tacoma, Washington, facility.

    On August 14, 2018, Pexco LLC announces the acquisition of Custom Extrusion, Inc. a profile extruder with 60 years of history and facilities in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and Asheboro, North Carolina.

    On April 9, 2018, under the ownership of AEA Investors, Pexco LLC returns to its roots as a purely Industrial custom extruder and becomes a separate entity, transitioning away from Spectrum Plastics Group.

    On February 1, 2018, Pexco LLC (part of Spectrum Plastics Group) is acquired by AEA Investors from Kohlberg & Company LLC.

  • 2017

    2017

    On May 8, 2017, Kohlberg & Company and PPC Industries, Inc. acquires Pexco LLC and forms the new Spectrum Plastics Group, with headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia.

  • 2016

    2016

    On November 17, 2016, Pexco sells its Chicago operation and Retail Point of Purchase display business to FFR Merchandising, Inc.

    By June 30, 2016, Pexco consolidates Scientific Plastics Corp. into its Spectrum Plastics Group operation in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • 2015

    2015

    On December 30th, 2015, Pexco LLC acquired Scientific Plastics Corp., a specialty injection molder in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

    On December 8th, 2015, Pexco LLC announced the acquisition of Precision Extrusion, Inc., an advanced medical tubing and catheter extrusion company.

    On May 14th, 2015, Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC announced that its portfolio company Pexco LLC has sold its aerospace business (“Pexco Aerospace”) to TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG). The Yakima, Washington and Huntington Beach, California operations are part of this transaction.

  • 2014

    2014

    Pexco organizes existing markets and plant operations including Aerospace, Lighting, Medical, Fence, Retail, Traffic and Custom into three operating divisions — Aerospace, Medical and Industrial.

    Pexco announces the closure of its Houston, Texas operation and consolidates its production into Pexco Chicago.

  • 2013

    2013

    On July 29th, 2013, Pexco acquired Scandia Plastics, Inc. of Plaistow, New Hampshire. Scandia is a custom extrusion business specializing in high-performance thermoplastic extrusions and down-stream value-add machining capabilities. Scandia sells to the filtration, medical, environmental, defense, and other industrial markets, processing a variety of high-end engineering resin materials.

    On September 3rd, 2013, Pexco entered the injection molding business, acquiring the Minnesota-based operation of Spectrum Plastics, Inc. Spectrum Minnesota (Spectrum) is a precision injection molder of advanced thermoplastics selling primarily into the medical and surgical, defense, and aerospace fields.

  • 2012

    2012

    On August 9th, 2012, Pexco was acquired by Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC from Saw Mill Capital LLC.

    On December 14th, 2012, Pexco exited the plastics sheet business to focus on profile extrusion and specialty plastics and announced the closure of its Columbia, South Carolina plant.

  • 2011

    2011

    Pexco buys Patrician Products Inc. of Hicksville, New York, a plastic extruder of fence and lawn and garden products. This acquisition solidifies Pexco’s fence product capabilities and expands its custom business. The Patrician operation is consolidated into Pexco’s existing extrusion facilities.

    Pexco acquires Multitube Medical Devices S.A. de C.V. of Mexicali, Mexico, which specializes in custom extrusions for the medical device, health and safety, and consumer product markets.

    Pexco buys ALLWEST Plastics of Huntington Beach, California. This acquisition solidifies Pexco’s aerospace and lighting capabilities and expands its custom business.

    Pexco acquires RDC Cytex of Houston, Texas. RDC Cytex specializes in retail store fixture extrusion and merchandising solutions.

  • 2009

    2009

    Filtrona Plc. sells its North American Plastic Profile and Sheet business, Filtrona Extrusion Inc., to private equity investor Saw Mill Capital Partners LP.

    Filtrona Extrusions Inc. is renamed Pexco LLC.

  • 2005

    2005

    The Filtrona fiber and plastic business, organized under Filtrona International Limited, demerges from Bunzl Plc. and becomes Filtrona Plc., a separate publicly traded company listed on Financial Times Stock Exchange 250 in London. Bunzl Extrusion, Filtrona’s plastic extrusion division, becomes Filtrona Extrusion, Inc.

    Filtrona Extrusion moves its headquarters from Richmond, Virginia, to Atlanta, Georgia.

  • 2000

    2000

    Bunzl Extrusion buys Davidson Plastics, a profile extruder, located in Tacoma, Washington. This facility specializes in fence, traffic safety, and other custom extrusions.

    Bunzl Extrusion acquires Pexco Inc., a specialty medical tubing extruder located in Northborough, Massachusetts. In 2007, Pexco of Northborough is merged with Duall Plastics in Athol, and the facility is expanded. The name Pexco is later reused and trademarked by the company in 2009 and adopted as its corporate identity.

    Bunzl Extrusion expands into Monterrey, Mexico by opening a new extrusion plant. Bunzl follows its existing lighting customers from the U.S. and expects to broaden its Mexican customer base. Today, this plant features the ability to extrude a wide range of product applications including lighting, refrigeration, medical, retail, and automotive.

  • 1999

    1999

    Bunzl Extrusion acquires Pioneer Plastics’ Fence Division – Logan, UT – a small Fence competitor and inherits two Fence product patents and transfers Fence products and business to Bunzl Extrusion’s Yakima, WA facility.

  • 1998

    1998

    Bunzl Extrusion acquires the custom profile division of Tri-Seal International, Blauvelt, NY. Specializing in Medical, Fence and Tubing products, the division is discontinued with the equipment and customers transferred and moved to Bunzl Extrusion’s Athol, MA facility.

  • 1997

    1997

    Bunzl Plc., a multinational distribution and outsourcing company headquartered in London, UK, acquires America Filtrona Corporation. The plastic extrusion companies under American Filtrona are realigned as a new entity – Bunzl Extrusion, Inc., which becomes a part of the worldwide Bunzl Plastics organization.

  • 1994

    1994

    American Filtrona Corporation (AFC) (Nasdaq-NNM: AFIL) has reached agreements to purchase the Tri-Lite Plastics profile extrusion businesses located near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Pell City, Alabama.

  • 1989

    1989

    American Filtrona Corporation acquires Duall Plastics of Athol, Massachusetts. Founded in 1949, Duall specialized in the design and manufacture of custom plastic extrusions for a range of industrial and consumer products such as children’s toys, board games, marine products and assorted Polyethylene tubing. In the following decade, Duall Plastics began manufacturing fence, recreational and medical products, as well as other custom extrusions. Today, this facility specializes in medical tubing, fence products, and other custom plastic extrusions.

  • 1988

    1988

    American Filtrona Corporation purchases A & B Plastics in Yakima, Washington. Founded in 1973, A & B Plastics manufactured fence and custom extruded plastics. Today, this facility specializes in aerospace and other custom extrusions.

  • 1985

    1985

    American Filtrona Corporation acquires Porth Plastics Co. of Des Plaines, Illinois. Founded in the early 1960s as a family business, Porth Plastics developed plastic products for commercial refrigeration, point of purchase retail, and landscaping. Today, this facility specializes in retail and other custom extrusions.

  • 1970

    1970

    American Filtrona Corporation, fiber extruder and supplier of cigarette filters and ink reservoirs, diversifies into plastics, acquiring Southern Plastics of Columbia, SC. Established in the early 1940s, Southern Plastics extruded sheet and profile plastics. This facility specialized in plastic extrusions for lighting fixtures and other custom segment applications.

Our Story

Several organizational ownership and name changes soon followed. In 1997, the company name was changed to Bunzl Extrusions Inc., in 2005 to Filtrona Extrusions Inc., and in 2009 to Pexco LLC, an investment of Saw Mill Capital Partners. On August 9th, 2012, Pexco was acquired by Odyssey Investment Partners, LLC from Saw Mill Capital. On May 9, 2017 Pexco was acquired by Kohlberg & Company, LLC and became part of the newly launched Spectrum Plastics Group, which combined the formerly separate business entities of Pexco LLC, PPC Industries, and Kelpac Medical under one name. On February 1, 2018, Spectrum Plastics Group was acquired by AEA Investors. On April 9, 2018, while still under the ownership of AEA Investors, Pexco LLC separated from Spectrum Plastics Group, returning to its roots and core competencies as a purely Industrial custom extruder.

Pexco is based north of Atlanta, Georgia, with multiple manufacturing facilities across the United States and Mexico. As North America’s leading custom extruder, Pexco offers a full range of extruded plastics design, engineering, manufacturing, and fabrication services. It meets the requirements of ISO 9001 and other key registrations and/or certifications for its manufacturing operations, providing standard and custom parts and finished assemblies to manufacturers and end-users across industrial and commercial market applications.

Investors

Innovation. Scale. Stability. Reputation. Growth.

These are the marks of quality manufacturing and sound business partnerships. Pexco fulfills the needs of industries to provide value-added products for consumers and end-users. We’ve done it for over 50 years. 

Pexco is a leading specialty plastics manufacturer satisfying the demands of Industrial and Commercial OEMs and customers for precision plastic components and sub- and finished assemblies. Pexco has been in existence in some form since 1970, and a few of its present operations date back individually to the early post-war years. We employ roughly 500 employees, operate plants in nearly every major manufacturing region in the United States and Mexico, and typify the notion of company stability and security in an industry known as much for the Mom & Pop as the One Trick Pony.

Pexco designs, manufactures, and fabricates both standard and custom plastic products. We have over 1,000 active customers; our top 10% occupy no more than 35% of revenue; we own over 3,000 dies; we process over 35 resin types, 500+ grades, and 400+ colors; we operate over 90 extrusion lines and over 15 co-extruders; we machine and finish raw and processed plastics on a variety of CNC lathes and milling equipment; we assemble finished solutions; we feature close to half a million square feet of manufacturing space; and we sell into strategic markets that feature promising growth dynamics and defensibility. 

We build. We create.

That's who we are.

Pexco possesses a disciplined and flexible management team, with institutional knowledge and yet openness to change. Focused strategic priorities and the ability to carry them out, company self-awareness, organizational health, and core principles that drive our philosophy and support for North American manufacturing are all operational hallmarks.

Pexco Quality & EHS Policies

Quality Policy

We aim to exceed customers’ expectations and excel in quality through our commitment to continual improvement. To accomplish this, Pexco has developed policies and procedures to provide a framework to establish and review quality objectives to ensure the effectiveness of the quality management system. We are committed to satisfy all applicable requirements upon us in this endeavor.

Environment Policy

We aim to continually improve our environmental performance and minimize the impact of our operation on the environment by focusing on sustainability. To accomplish this, Pexco complies fully with all applicable laws and regulations and works to integrate environmental considerations into all aspects of our business operation. Pexco has developed extensive policies and procedures to help ensure the effectiveness of Pexco’s environmental management system. 

Sustainable Practices: Our Commitment in Action

Pexco’s key environmental initiatives: 

  • Water conservation
  • Energy efficiency
  • Material efficiency
  • Supply chain optimization
  • Material recycling options
  • Waste management
  • Employee training

As a forward-thinking plastic solution provider, we are committed to enhancing our sustainability practices. By focusing on energy and material efficiency, we not only minimize our environmental footprint but also help optimize our supply chain to reduce waste. Incorporating recycling and robust waste management systems further supports our dedication to being a responsible environmental steward. Finally, we prioritize water conservation and continually invest in employee training to help ensure that our team is knowledgeable and equipped to support high sustainability standards.

Health and Safety Policy

We are committed to preventing the accidental loss of any of our resources, including employees and physical assets. To fulfill this commitment, we will provide and maintain a safe and healthy work environment, in accordance with all legal requirements that apply to our business as well as to other requirements which apply to our operations. We will strive to eliminate any foreseeable hazards which may result in personal injury/illness, or property damage. Pexco has developed policies and procedures to provide a framework to establish and review objectives and targets in order to ensure that effectiveness of the health and safety management system. 

We recognize that the responsibility for quality, the environment, as well as the overall health and safety of our facilities are shared. All employees will be equally responsible for minimizing defects, incidents and accidents within our facilities.

These policies are communicated to all employees working under the control of the company including contractors, customers and visitors, and are available to the public.

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