Curbell Plastics, Inc., Orchard Park, N.Y., acquired Nationwide Plastics, Inc., a Dallas, Texas-based full-service distributor with extensive plastic part fabrication and precision machining capabilities.

The move adds Nationwide Plastics’ 50-plus employees and three facilities — in Arlington and Houston, Texas, as well as Jackson, Miss. — to Curbell Plastics’ nationwide distribution network, which is now consists of 22 locations.

“Nationwide Plastics was an excellent fit for Curbell because we share so much in common,” says Gerry Helbig, president of Curbell Plastics. “Once we spent time with their team and saw how they operated, it was clear the Nationwide team shares our emphasis on providing timely service, plus the exceptional value that comes from deep industry expertise and technical application knowledge. That’s why we’ve both been around for such a long time — Curbell dates back to 1942, and Nationwide began in 1979 — and that’s why we’re now even stronger together.”

This acquisition adds a physical presence for its technical expertise and product offerings in Texas. The two Arlington locations will eventually combine to form the largest Curbell Plastics branch. And, by further expanding its footprint in the South via the Jackson location, what is said to be the only plastics distribution facility in Mississippi, Curbell enhances its ability to supply the region with plastic materials and fabricated parts.

“We’re confident Nationwide Plastics customers will quickly see that the service level they’re used to will get even better, as we combine our resources and talents with Curbell Plastics,” adds Chris Jones, vice president, Nationwide Plastics. “One thing that was particularly attractive to me is the commitment Curbell makes to its employees, through training programs that are nationally recognized in our industry. I feel comfortable knowing that our team will take their careers to another level as they integrate into Curbell’s values-focused culture.”

“We are always searching for strategic partners that will enhance our ability to serve customers across the United States,” says Helbig. “While we’re thrilled about the Nationwide Plastics acquisition and it’s our largest to date, we’ll continue to explore opportunities. I’m excited to see what the future will bring.”