BMK Group and Lamigraf announce their cooperation
BMK Group is a leading international melamine impregnation company, with 17 treating lines spread over Germany, North America and Russia.
Lamigraf is an international printing group with 11 printing lines spread over production centers in Spain, Germany and Brazil.
As family businesses, both firms are committed to their customers, their people and their suppliers.
The competitive environment in which both companies operate is becoming more and more vertically integrated, with a market that more and more is looking for surface solutions rather than printed or impregnated melamine papers. With this in mind, we are very pleased to announce a close cooperation agreement. While both firms will be preserving their independence, they are entering into a partnership with the aim of providing better service to the market, exploring synergies and driving innovation.
We trust that this cooperation will have a long-lasting result in providing a better service to the market.
Open House on behalf the DDAC Consortium Apprenticeship program
On February 28, 2019 BMK Americas LLC hosted it’s first Open House on behalf the DDAC Consortium Apprenticeship program. Interested high school students enjoyed a presentation about the company by Plant Manager Tim O’Bryant and Production Manager Chris Koontz followed by a detailed tour of the Maintenance and Production departments. Along with 6 other Davidson and Davie county companies in North Carolina, BMK Americas is recruiting for High School graduates to join a maintenance apprenticeship with the company starting the summer of 2019. Selected candidates will receive an Associates Degree in Electro Mechanical Engineering along with a Journeyman certificate from the state and community college while working directly with the maintenance program and earning a full-time paycheck.
Impregnation line 3 will start up middle of Q2 and Tim O`Bryant joined BMK Americas as a VP Manufacturing
Tim O’Bryant joined BMK America’s as Vice President of Manufacturing at their Lexington, North Carolina facility in January.
Tim specializes in managing satellite plants, building cohesive teams with emphasis on process improvements and efficiencies. His teams produce excellent quality and provide first rate customer service.
Tim previously worked as Manager of US TFL Operations for Panolam Surface Systems. During his 12 year tenure there his accomplishments included managing three plants across the United States and assisting in the sale of the Albany, Oregon plant and transition to Arauco during 2018.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from Bethel College, Indiana.
About line 3:
We are excited about the addition of line three as it is specially designed for smaller runs of four and five-foot-wide décor papers to help meet our customers’ needs. All mechanical parts were delivered and installed recently. Electrical and exhausted air for the new line are pending with production anticipated for the middle of Q2 2019.