Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Trash Can Maker Based in Maryland Heights Acquires Ohio Plastics Companies

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Trash Can Maker Based in Maryland Heights Acquires Ohio Plastics Companies

Article excerpt

American Plastics, the Maryland Heights-based manufacturer and distributor of plastic storage and cleaning products, has acquired two Ohio companies, Centrex Plastics and Creative Plastic Concepts.

It's the first acquisition for American Plastics since it was acquired by two private equity firms out of bankruptcy last summer, at which point it changed its name from Katy Industries. Terms of the most recent acquisition were not disclosed.

American Plastics, which owns brands such as Continental Commercial Products that makes plastic recycling bins and trash cans, has approximately 300 employees with manufacturing and distribution facilities in Missouri; Indiana; Ohio; and Toronto.

American Plastics also owns Wilen cleaning supplies and Contico plastic containers and shelving. …

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