From day one, the Andy family has provided a
consistently steady hand managing our business
and keeping the focus on our customers.
Washington Penn opened its third major facility in the US and began focusing on manufacturing polyolefin-based products.
By moving away from the extremely price-competitive toll-compounding business and into proprietary formulas, as well as developing systems with real-time statistical analysis, we were able to expand our expertise and focus on finding solutions for our customers.
The integration of polypropylene manufacturer Epsilon Products, LLC provided a stable source of supply to our growing business.
Our acquisition of Plastic Recycling Center, LLC, a post-consumer recycling facility, highlighted our focus on the environment and beyond.
The acquisition of Uniform Color Company showed that focusing on custom formulations made sense in the market. This move also improved our ability to deliver amazing color.
Audia continued expanding in the US with the acquisition of our major facility in Kentucky. The opening of UCC de Mexico Distributing kicked off a new era for Audia – moving from a trusted domestic supplier to a true global solutions provider. By 2005, the latter move culminated in the opening of two major facilities in Mexico for the production of color concentrates and custom compounds.
Acquiring Southern Polymer, Inc. helped expand our reach and further identified us as a major purchaser and distributor of prime polyolefins.
Our formal introduction to the European market began through the 2009 acquisition of a color concentrate manufacturing facility in the Czech Republic, and was quickly followed by the opening of Audia Plastics – our major joint manufac- turing facility in Voderady, Slovakia. From there we have the ability to produce color concentrate and custom compounds on a large scale, as well as conduct polymer distribution sales.
Our acquisition of BASF’s Color Solutions business gave us a proven liquid color concentrate platform to further service customers, and our acquisition of ExxonMobil’s North American compounding business further solidified our position as a major supplier of product to a broad market.
To expand our service and responsiveness, we opened our seventh major facility in Walker County, Georgia, USA, with state of the art abilities to produce customer compounds and color concentrates, and conduct distribution sales.
In the years to come, we will continue to look for opportunities to expand our footprint and our product portfolio. And we will always conduct ourselves in strict accordance with our safety, quality and ethical principles. That’s just our way.