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Pexco LLC’s story began nearly half a century ago during its association with American Filtrona Corporation (headquartered in Richmond, Virginia). In 1970, fiber extruder American Filtrona (known today Essentra plc) diversified into plastics manufacturing by acquiring Southern Plastics of Columbia, South Carolina. Over the years, American Filtrona had accumulated a variety of specialty plastic extrusion businesses throughout North America. As the company grew, it came to serve a broad variety of markets while also advancing its plastic manufacturing processes.

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.

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