Placon buys Minn. plastics firm

Placon, a Madison-based plastic packaging designer and manufacturer for the food, retail, and medical markets, purchased Plymouth, Minn.-based Brookdale Plastics, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.

Brookdale is a privately held custom thermoformer founded in 1963. The company’s 78 employees are expected to be retained by Placon.

Placon employs about 370 in Madison and has additional facilities in Springfield, Mass. and Elkhart, Ind.