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Recent Transactions
Con-Tech Plastics Acquired
January 2022 – Santa Ana, CA – Newport Plastics of Santa Ana, CA acquired the assets of custom injection molder Con-Tech Plastics of Brea, CA.

Con-Tech Plastics was founded by Dave Crawford and Dan O’Neal in 1984. Later, it was purchased by Ralph Riehl and Vern Meurer, who together ran the company until present day.

Dyvex Industries Acquired
December 2021 Montreal, Quebec – Dyvex Industries of Carbondale, PA has been acquired by the Protech Group of Montreal, Quebec.

Dyvex Industries is a manufacturer of plastic compounds for fragrance, flavor, and odor control products. The company sells its products globally and is widely known for its leading brands Polyessence® and IonicGuard®.

Canuck Compounders Acquired
December 2021 – Montreal, Quebec – Canuck Compounders, Inc. of Cambridge, Ontario has been acquired by Montreal-based NanoXplore, a world-leading supplier of high-volume graphene powder for use in industrial markets.

Canuck Compounders, a privately held company that has been producing recycled plastic compounds for 30 years, supplies sustainable and engineered recycled plastic compounds for the transportation, building and construction, agriculture, and packaging markets.

Current Acquisition Opportunities
  • $60 Million Mfg. of Injection Molded Products in Ohio
  • $20 Million Medical Injection Molder on the West Coast
  • $ 6 Million Structural Foam Molder in the Midwest
  • $ 5 Million Custom Injection Molder in the Midwest

A Message From Our Friends
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Recruitment Tips, Trends, & Expectations
MBS Recruiting Director Todd Nickerson sat down with Vive – Marketing for Manufacturers to discuss recruitment tips, trends, and expectations on hiring in a post-pandemic world.

With candidates having multiple options and greater power in the hiring process, are hiring companies evolving to attract, onboard, and retain skilled talent? Are companies offering flexibility, growth potential, and an attractive place to work? Find out the answers to these questions and more on Vive's podcast.

MBS offers investment banking, M&A advisory, recruiting, and consulting services for plastics processors and engineered component manufacturers around the world.