Orafol Europe GmbH (Orafol) has announced the merger of Black Creek, Ga.-based Oracal USA and Avon, Conn.-based ORAFOL Americas Inc.
Effective July 1, 2013, the combined company will be restructured to form Orafol Americas Inc., which will manufacture PSA films, reflective materials and industrial tapes in the Americas. Randall Mertz and Andrew McNeill will serve as the company’s CEO and president, respectively, according to a press release.
“We are excited about the opportunities this merger will bring to all of our employees and customers. Our aggressive growth plans will require continued investment in people, technology, equipment and factories, as well as new products and market opportunities,” Mertz said.
Mertz noted that the merger will create more efficiency and provide the company with a “competitive advantage in the marketplace.” The Black Creek facility will continue to focus on graphics and industrial tapes, while the Avon facility will continue to be a center for reflective products.