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Pexco LLC

dle that up, you're taking a very nice
toolbox to a customer," he says.

Driving Engagement

pexco aims to drive new
developments to help its
customers advance their
market positions.

needs than many of its competitors. "Our history has been one of absorbing smaller operations and their
experience around a specific set of
market requirements," Robida says.
"That's a really unique advantage."
Joyner says the company's extensive full-service capabilities are possible because of the diverse expertise
and knowledge that have been gathered the last 60 years, both via its acquisitions as well as its long-standing
operational culture. "I think the No. 1

thing that separates us from our competition is our people, and our years of
experience," he says.
Another major advantage Pexco brings to market is its footprint,
Joyner adds. With seven manufacturing locations in the United States and
two in Mexico, the company can be
closer to its customers than many other manufacturers. Joyner also points
to the buying power Pexco's footprint
affords it and the cost savings that can
mean for customers. "When you bun-

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The advantages Pexco has over the
competition make the company a
stronger fit in the new realities of the
manufacturing sector, where customers depend on suppliers to provide
more engineering and design support.
At the same time, manufacturers are
less engaged with their customers
today as collaboration mainly takes
place over the Internet.
That's why Pexco has invested in
its recently announced extrusion-engineering center of excellence at its
facility in Philadelphia. Robida says
the engineering workshop and showroom provides OEM customers with
the chance to see the company's plastic extrusion capabilities up close and
helps Pexco present itself to customers with greater engagement. Robida
says the investments fit into the company's thematic goal for 2016, which
is increasing the ease of doing business with Pexco.
In the near future, Joyner says, Pexco
expects to continue driving new developments and improvements to help its
customers meet their challenges and
advance their market position. Those
efforts also include driving the company's customer engagement, and Joyner
says the improvements the company
has made to its extrusion-engineering
center of excellence are a major component of that initiative.
Further into the future, Robida
says Pexco is always on the lookout
for potential acquisitions that could
bring more capabilities and expertise
into the company. With its expertise
in adapting quickly to change and its
broad capabilities, Pexco stands ready
to be a trusted partner for OEMs for
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