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ORBIS® Corporation acquires Hinkle Manufacturing

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ORBIS® Corporation, a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, announced that it has acquired Hinkle Manufacturing of Perrysburg, Ohio. Hinkle serves the automotive market with highly engineered custom dunnage designed for part protection. Hinkle also operates a thermoforming plant in Dearborn, Michigan, where it produces trays and other plastic components. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Hinkle’s plastic and foam dunnage expertise solves unique protective packaging needs with decades of specialized design experience. Founded in 1962, Hinkle employs 125 at its two locations.

“The expertise and capabilities of Hinkle Manufacturing expand our portfolio of custom reusable packaging products and bring even more solutions to the evolving and growing needs that we are seeing in the marketplace,” said Bill Ash, president of ORBIS Corporation. “Our commitment to providing unmatched products and services includes ensuring that our customers have the best options for their reusable packaging needs. Hinkle Manufacturing and our recent acquisition of Response Packaging will strengthen our custom solutions offerings.” ORBIS Corporation announced its acquisition of Response Packaging of Piedmont, South Carolina, on April 2, 2018. Response Packaging designs and manufactures reusable custom fabric dunnage and fabricated steel rack solutions.

ORBIS Corporation manufactures plastic reusable totes, bulk containers, pallets and dunnage. Additionally, it offers the ability to track and manage these assets in the supply chain through its Reusable Packaging Management (RPM) services offering. ORBIS has 2,500 employees in more than 50 locations across North America and Europe.

“We are delighted to welcome Hinkle Manufacturing to our ORBIS business. We see strong complementary value in combining the custom products of Hinkle and ORBIS, and we look forward to offering customers a wider array of solutions,” said Jim Kotek, president and CEO of Menasha Corporation.

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