Minnesota Rubber and Plastics to acquire Pawling Engineered Products

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, a supplier of engineering elastomers and thermoplastics to the medical, water and industrial end markets, announced today that it has acquired Pawling Engineered Products. Based in Pawling, NY, the company provides custom inflatable elastomer seals and extrusion services.

“We are excited to add Pawling, a company with a 75 year history of providing unique, highly specialized elastomer solutions for business critical applications, to our family and believe in their commitment to superior in-house product design and custom material formulation is very complementary,” said Jay Ward, CEO of Minnesota Rubber and Plastics (MRP). “Innovation is at the heart of what we do, and this acquisition comes at an important time in our company’s history as we expand and invest in technologies that offer very differentiated value to our customers.”

Pawling’s product portfolio includes a number of engineering elastomer products including inflatable seals and clamps, custom compression seals, gaskets, hoses and other elastomer fabrications for critical and demanding applications.

The addition of Pawling’s capabilities will complement MRP’s existing offering in the medical technology, water, food and beverage, transportation and other sectors. The 76-year-old company specializes in the design, development, manufacture and assembly of products for harsh environments, tight tolerances and technically demanding applications, including multi-material solutions and customer-specific material formulations.

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics will be exhibiting at Booth 3268 at Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) West in Anaheim, CA. 10th to 12th 2021. For more information, please visit the MD&M website.

“The Pawling team is very happy about this opportunity. The potential synergies between the two companies are endless and will allow us to become a better partner for all of our stakeholders, ”said Craig Busby, President of Pawling.

“The cultures at MRP and Pawling are a perfect match, recognizing employee engagement and market-driven innovation as cornerstones of success,” added Ward. “We’re not just getting great products and intellectual property – we’re adding a great team. We plan to expand ownership to all new colleagues we welcome to Pawling, ”said Ward.

Busby will continue to lead Pawling and report to the MRP organization.

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