Illinois based Tangent Technologies has completed the acquisition of Bedford Technology. Tangent is a manufacturer of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) lumber used for outdoor furniture, site amenities, structural applications, and marine decking. Bedford is a plastic lumber extruder in North America with excellence in structural and semi-structural product lines, primarily used in marine infrastructure projects, boardwalks, fencing, as well as a broad range of industrial applications.
In recent years, HDPE lumber has become a leading substitute for traditional building materials in outdoor furniture and other applications given its durability and aesthetics. Tangent and Bedford both use post-consumer recycled milk bottles as a primary raw material along with many other post-industrial recycled waste streams. Combining Tangent and Bedford creates a leading alternative materials innovation team and expands both business' plastic lumber product lines.
"We are excited to partner with Bedford and expand the combined plastic lumber product lines and solutions," said Guy DeFeo, CEO of Tangent. "With the addition of Bedford, we will build a broader facility footprint across North America as well as build one of the best alternative material innovation organisations for our customers."
"We are looking forward to increasing sustainable manufacturing capabilities and expanding our innovation capabilities through this partnership with Tangent," added Jeff Breitzman, CEO and President of Bedford Technology. "The talent and skills that both organizations are bringing to the table will enhance how the combined company serves its customers and will fuel many new growth opportunities," said Brian Larsen, Founder of Bedford Technology and former CEO.
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