Columbus, Ohio-based Plaskolite LLC, a manufacturer of continuously processed acrylic sheet products, announces its acquisition of the lighting sheet and profile lens business of Niles, Illinois-based A.L.P. Lighting Components. (A.L.P.).
Plaskolite says the acquisition includes A.L.P.’s acrylic sheet, PET, and polycarbonate lighting sheet product lines, as well as extruded profile lenses, further expanding Plaskolite’s portfolio of thermoplastic solutions for any application. It is Plaskolite’s fourth acquisition of 2018.
Plaskolite says the acquisition expands its lighting business and further positions the company as the leader in the thermoplastic sheet and lighting segment.
This announcement follows Plaskolite’s acquisitions earlier this year of the Rotuba lighting profile lighting business, the continuous cast acrylic sheet business of Lucite International, Inc., and Covestro’s U.S. polycarbonate sheet manufacturing business.
With this acquisition, Plaskolite will employ 1,250 people in Columbus, Ohio; Zanesville, Ohio; Grand Saline, Texas; Compton, California; Olive Branch, Mississippi; Monterrey, Mexico; Memphis, Tennessee; Sheffield, Massachusetts; and Linden, New Jersey.