“This acquisition is a perfect fit for both Custom Profile and Bemis Manufacturing Company,” John Boeschenstein, CEO of Custom Profile, said in a statement. “Bemis has built an incredibly strong extrusion business which aligns to both our culture and market experience. We are now in the position to provide improved support and expanded capabilities to our customers worldwide.”
Jenny Redes, human resources manager for Custom Profile, a plastics extrusion firm in Walker, said one of the barriers to recruitment and retention for the company has been inadequate transportation options.
She said there is a great pool of talent on the southeast side of Grand Rapids, but right now many of those potential employees can’t get to Walker.