Our History

2017

New facility on the SE side of GR opening, 7 total production lines will be there with 30 employees.

2016

Bemis Acquisition – Press Release Announcement

Best Places to work in wellness. The company is an industry leader in the profile extrusion industry, currently ranked 78th on the list of largest plastic extruders across all market segments for 2016. 18 extrusion lines in Walker, 200 employees.  (Need to get JZ stats).

2015

$36 million in annual sales and 225 employees at its locations in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Juarez, Mexico. 82nd on the top 100 list of plastic extruders.

Plastic News Best Places to Work: http://www.plasticsnews.com/article/20150304/NEWS/150309968/best-places-to-work-no-10-custom-profile

2012

On August 21, 2012, Blackford Capital, a national private equity firm headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, announces the acquisition of Custom Profile.

2008

Custom Profile expands and becomes an international manufacturer. Our facility in Juarez, Mexico opens with two extrusion lines and secondary operations.

2007

With the addition of a 10th extrusion line and 108 employees it becomes necessary to move into a new facility. In September, 2007 we become fully operational on Waldorf Court in Grand Rapids, Custom Profile has grown to 112 employees and has added 3 new extrusion lines, bringing the total to 13.

2002 – 2006

Custom Profile is continuing to grow despite some of the economic issues and many companies laying off. We currently have 82 employees and are continuing to grow and add new positions.

2001

With the construction complete,Custom Profile expands to 85 employees. We have 8 extrusion lines and a Finishing department that runs on all three shifts.

1999 – 2000

We purchased a 2.1 acre parcel of land adjacent to the east side of our building expansion and began construction.

1998

Increasing sales and space constraints necessitated a relocation of our facility, and we began construction of a new building on land that we had purchased at 3110 Wilson Dr., NW, Walker, MI (In the North Wilson Commerce Park). Custom Profile moved into this new location, adding a 4th new extrusion line and employing 25 people.

1997

Due to increased demand, we replaced the existing equipment with three new extrusion lines. Floor space expanded to 20,000 sq ft., and we began operating two shifts of manufacturing. This also increased our employment to a total of 14.

1994

The Company expanded in the 5th floor of the same building, increasing our floor space to 12,000 sq ft. with three (3) extrusion lines, and 5 employees.

1992

Company was founded by Sam G. Nicholas at 316 Ionia SW (4th Floor of the Monitor Machinery Building), Grand Rapids, MI utilizing 3,000 sq ft. of space with one extruder.