Aetna Plastics was founded by Paul Davis in Cleveland, Ohio in 1946. Paul Davis had the foresight to know that the excellent properties of plastics would someday displace other industrial material in common uses
Harrington Industrial Plastics is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Aetna Plastics, in partnership with Aetna management.
Aetna Plastics was founded by Paul Davis in Cleveland, Ohio in 1946. Paul Davis had the foresight to know that the excellent properties of plastics would someday displace other industrial material in common uses. In 1956 Paul Davis established his reputation as a visionary leader and set about organizing other plastics distributors into what is now known as the International Association of Plastics Distributors (IAPD).
The IAPD honored him posthumously in 1986, by naming the annual award bestowed upon a distinguished contributor to the plastics distribution industry “The Paul Davis Award of Merit.” The IAPD honored Paul again in 1994 when IAPD inducted him into the “Pioneer Club.” Of these inductees IAPD said, “Individually they represent the best in what a plastics distributor is and collectively they represent many years of progressive dedication to growing and perfecting the distribution of plastics.” (IAPD Magazine, January 1995)
Paul’s son Gary Davis took over as President in 1975 and has built Aetna into one of the most respected companies in the field. Aetna has grown steadily with its customers and vendors, establishing an unrivalled reputation for quality and customer service in the Midwest. Through a mix of strategic acquisitions and good old-fashioned business growth, Gary Davis has led Aetna to establish a leadership position in the areas of Fabrication, Industrial Plastics and Process Piping Systems.
Gary Davis, President of Aetna, will be joining Harrington to drive the business forward. “The combination of Aetna’s capabilities with Harrington’s national reach is a powerful one. This merger is great for customers and for employees and offers us the chance to partner with a market leader and really focus on growing our business.”
Source: Company Press Release