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UFP Technologies, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturing company that was established in 1963 and is now based in Georgetown, Massachusetts. The company designs and manufactures custom-engineered components and specialty packaging solutions in medical, automotive, aerospace and defense, electronics, consumer and industrial markets in the United States. In January 2013, UFP Technologies acquired Packaging Alternatives Corporation.
Products and services
UFP Technologies' applications include components, products, commodity packaging, and specialty packaging. The manufacturing uses lots of materials, like foam (cross-linked polyethylene foam, reticulated polyurethane foams, melamine, specialty foam), woven and non-woven fabric, molded fiber, plastics (rigid, rubber, corrugated), natural fibers, films and adhesives.
United Foam Plastics Corporation was founded in 1963 by William K. Shaw.
In 1993, the company bought Moulded Fibre Technology Inc., a Maine-based company that manufactured packaging from recycled newspapers. The combined company was renamed as UFP Technologies. UFP made its initial public offering on the NASDAQ exchange months later.
In 1997, UFP acquired the assets of FCE Industries, Inc., an Illinois-based supplier of foam plastics with annual revenue of about $4 million. The acquisition increased UFP's workforce to 420 employees. UFP expanded to the West Coast in 1998 with the acquisition of Pacific Foam Inc., a California-based maker of packaging products for the health and beauty industry, with 100 employees and annual revenue of $8 million.
The company expanded into the automotive market beginning in 1999, with a $12 million contract to produce head-impact production products for Ford. In 2000, it acquired Simco Industries Inc., a Michigan-based maker of automotive interior trim, with 80 employees and $80 million in annual sales.
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