July 2022 – Greensboro, NC – Bright Plastics Inc. of Greensboro, NC has been acquired by Impact Molding of Elkhart, IN. Impact Molding is a portfolio company of Thunderbird LLC of Oak Brook, IL.

Founded in 1987 by former Rubbermaid executive Steve Bright, Bright Plastics produces parts, assemblies, and components for a variety of customers and end-markets. The company employs 160 people and maintains 32 injection machines, 3 automated assembly lines, a tool room, and mold shop.

Bright Plastics offers an ISO Class 7 clean room—essential for manufacturing medical products such as IV connectors and surgical instruments. Bright is also home to a 67,000 square foot corporate manufacturing center and a 103,000 square foot manufacturing and logistics hub.

“Bright Plastics is a valuable addition to the Thunderbird family of companies,” said Kevin Prunsky, Chairman of the Board at Thunderbird. “We will benefit from the broader reach of the diverse capabilities at Bright Plastics, as will our customers,” he added.

Thunderbird is a hands-on team of professional leaders dedicated to building American manufacturing companies with sustained business growth. As part of its active management process, Thunderbird elevates companies through continuous improvement and capital investments.

Plastics-focused investment banking firm MBS Advisors of Florence, MA represented Bright Plastics in the transaction.

Excerpts from above were taken from Thunderbird’s official press release and a recent Plastics News article.

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