PPC Flexible Packaging Announces Acquisition of Custom Poly Bag, Inc.

January 4, 2021

For Immediate Release

PPC Flexible Packaging Announces Acquisition of Custom Poly Bag, Inc.

Buffalo Grove, IL, December 1, 2020 – PPC Flexible Packing LLC, a leading provider of custom flexible packaging, today announced the acquisition of Alliance, Ohio – based Custom Poly Bag, Inc.  Custom Poly is the sixth acquisition of specialty and differentiated flexible packaging firms by PPC in the past three years.  All businesses have been successfully integrated into the PPC Flexible Packaging enterprise and are executing aggressive growth synergies.

PPC, headquarted in Buffalo Grove, IL, is a leader in flexographic printing and converting of flexible films, bags and pouches.  It is a recognized pioneer in cleanroom packaging for healthcare and medical applications, snack and organic brands, specialty produce, pet, nutraceutical, bakery and horticulture.  The firm operates eight manufacturing facilities in Buffalo Grove, IL, Mission, KS, Rome, GA, Payson, UT, Pewaukee WI, Colombia, South America, McKinney, TX and Alliance, OH.  Its facilities are AIB, SQF and ISO-9001 certified.  Founded in 1968, PPC strives to provide the highest quality products with best-in-class lead times to service emerging and established brands.

Established in 1969 by Lloyd Carlile and Donald Prather, Custom Poly Bag has grown from one bag machine to a fully integrated AIB certified flexible packaging converter servicing bakery, protein, medical and specialty consumer markets nationwide.  Its capabilities include film extrusion, printing and bag  operations.

Kevin Keneally, CEO of PPC Flexible said, “We’re excited to welcome the team at Custom into our PPC family.  Phil Carlile and Doug Prather took their family business to a heightened level to be a recognized leader in the specialty bakery market.  We’re delighted to combine our companies of now over 1000 employees and eight manufacturing sites.  PPC’s combination with Custom Poly enhances our position of servicing mid-size SKU’s and speed to market across key flexible packaging growth segments.”

Doug Prather, principal at Custom Poly, said, “Our families have spent the past 51 years building this business to become a recognized employer in northeast Ohio and a high quality, service-oriented supplier to our customers around the country.  We are excited to be partnering with PPC Flexible to assist us in growing this business to the next level.”

Headquarted in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, PPC Flexible Packaging has steadily grown and evolved, both organically and through acquisition, into a premier top 20 high quality flexible packaging manufacturer.  We are a dynamic team of design and packaging professionals dedicated to providing creative packaging solutions.  Our capabilities and speed to market have always been our greatest strength – establishing us as a trusted leader within our consumer and cleanroom markets.

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