Placon Corp. Acquires Barger Packaging Inc.

Placon Corp. (Madison, WI) is acquiring Barger Packaging Inc., a  manufacturer of thermoformed packaging for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. According to a press release issued by Placon, the family owned company will now be one of the top three medical thermoformers in the United States.

“Barger has a strong reputation in the industry for its array of high-quality products and focused customer service,” said Dan Mohs, CEO of Placon Corp., in the press release. “These strengths, combined with Placon’s innovative product design and operational depth, will enable us to deliver greater value to customers.”

Scott Duehmig, Barger's general manager, added in the release: “Placon’s technical expertise, material offerings, and in-house tooling will enhance our ability to support our customers and the medical packaging market.”

Placon has manufactured thermoformed packaging for more than 45 years. Serving the medical, retail, and food markets, the company offers custom-designed packaging, stock products, and raw materials.

Offering thermoforms, protective packaging, Tyvek lidding, and cartons, Barger also markets BargerGard, an alternative to replace foam and vinyl protective packaging.

Barger Packaging was founded in 1887 and began developing medical packaging 40 years ago. It employs 67 employees who will continue to work out of the Elkhart, IN, facility. Placon plans to maintain the Barger name and operate it as a division of Placon Corp. Placon will combine the sales teams into one medical sales organization and continue to operate both the Madison and Elkhart ISO Class 8 (100,000) cleanrooms. They also plan on reinvesting in the Elkhart plant to modernize and improve their operational capabilities.

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