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PolyOne acquires glass and carbon fiber manufacturer

December 20, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

PolyOne announced it is acquiring Glasforms (Birmingham, AL)—a manufacturer of glass and carbon fiber reinforced polymers and advanced composite products—for $34 million. The company says the acquisition will fit its specialty segment and will be its entry into advanced composite materials. Glasforms currently employs 300 people and PolyOne will continue to operate its Birmingham campus—including its six buildings with future space for capacity expansion. “Our acquisition of Glasforms marks yet another important milestone in...

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