Rowmark (“Rowmark”) is a manufacturer and marketer of decorative plastic sheet and related products for the awards/recognition, engraving and signage markets. Based in Findlay, Ohio with locations in Belgium and North Carolina during Clearview’s ownership, Rowmark specialized in the manufacture of thin gauge plastic sheet, which can be engraved to produce signage, name plates and tags, trophy plaques and other products. Rowmark was the dominant producer of plastic sheet for these applications in North America and had a growing share of these products worldwide. The company’s Premier Material Concepts (“PMC”) division produced single and multi-ply sheet products from engineered resins for use primarily in thermoforming applications in a variety of end markets.
When Rowmark’s absentee family ownership decided to seek liquidity for their long-held investment, they gave management the opportunity to seek for and choose a partner to complete a management buyout. After interviewing a number of well-known strategic and financial buyers and completing extensive reference checks, management determined that Clearview best understood the company’s unique culture and would be the best partner to safeguard and build upon the company’s historical record of success.