roger wilco Wednesday, 01/17/18 11:53:07 AM Re: None Post # of 20 CMT news !! Bullish morning COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSE American: CMT) ("Core Molding" or the "Company"), a leading North American compounder of custom sheet molding compound and molder of fiberglass reinforced plastics, today announced it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Horizon Plastics International Inc. ("HPI"). Founded in 1972, HPI is a custom low-pressure structural plastic molder, which utilizes both structural foam and structural web process technologies, with approximately 250 employees operating within two manufacturing facilities located in Cobourg, Ontario, Canada and Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The transaction is an all-cash acquisition for approximately $63 million, which Core will finance utilizing existing cash on hand and a new $85 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a $45 million term loan and a $40 million revolver. "Continuing to expand our technology offerings and diversifying our customer base and end-markets are key elements of our growth strategy," said Kevin L. Barnett, President and Chief Executive Officer of Core Molding Technologies. "HPI is a leader in structural foam and structural web molding and continues to innovate around these molding technologies," he said. "In addition to new technology offerings, the acquisition brings us existing programs with industry leading customers in several new markets, experienced leadership, a motivated and capable workforce, and expanded geographic reach. We intend to utilize this significant knowledge base and capabilities resident in both facilities to continue to grow the HPI operations."