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Wisconsin Thermoset Molding and Rose Polymer Composites merge

News International-French

15 Jan 2015

The companies recognized in high performance composite molded parts, have joined forces in a merger. The move says WTM Vice President of Sales Andy Stroh will give customers access to technology that will help them get their products to market quicker and at the lowest overall cost. 

The transaction positions the firms to act as a one-stop-shop solution for small and large composite molded components that can be tailored for superior thermal and mechanical performance. Markets include electrical power, appliance, mass transit, construction and oil.

“WTM has traditionally been a low volume, high mix molder for small to medium-sized parts,” says Stroh of the 73-year-old company. “Rose Polymer Composites is one of just a few companies in the industry dedicated to compression molding large parts. The alliance fuses the strengths of both companies and allows us to proactively customize components from concept, prototyping and testing to tooling and production methods. If a customer can draw their idea on a napkin, we’ll show them the combined problem-solving power of WTM and Rose Polymer.”

Stroh notes that the alignment will mean an increase in capital equipment investments, permitting the molders to enhance cost reduction methods through the use of advanced materials, improved prototyping and faster processing. Also on the menu are expanded finishing capabilities and new services like parts assembly. “Combining resources gives us the infrastructure we need to support growth and penetrate new markets,” he says.

WTM and Rose Polymer will maintain their separate locations with the goal to consolidate under one roof within the next three to five years. WTM will act as the central contact for customers for both locations.

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