Custom Profile Wins Best of MichBusiness Award

Statewide Award Recognizes Manufacturing Inspirations

Nov 16, 2015, 09:00 ET from Custom Profile

WALKER, Mich., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Walker, Mich.-based Custom Profile, a leading manufacturer of extruded plastic products primarily for the appliance and office furniture industries, announced today that it has been awarded a Best of MichBusiness award in the Manufacturing Inspirations category. 

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the best manufacturing companies in Michigan," said John Boeschenstein, CEO of Custom Profile. "Custom Profile's management team continues to emphasize the importance of building on the lessons taught by our founder, Sam Nicholas, and we are always appreciative of the recognition for our team's exceptional service, high-quality products, and commitment to our customers, employees and community."

The Best of MichBusiness Awards Program recognizes companies and individuals that make Michigan a top notch place to do business. The Best of MichBusiness event celebrates success in grand style, as one of the most exciting and connected business awards ceremony in the state. We expect over 100 honorees in various categories and over 300 attendees from all walks of life, representing all types of businesses in Michigan.

The company will be honored along with the other winners on Tuesday, November 17, at the International Banquet Center at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in downtown Detroit.

Custom Profile is a part of Blackford Capital's Michigan Prosperity Fund, which invests in middle-market manufacturing, distribution, and service companies either headquartered or maintaining significant operations within the State of Michigan.  In addition to providing growth and expansion capital and generating best-in-class investment returns, the fund also supports Michigan's economy by protecting and creating jobs within the state and reducing the export of capital from Michigan by out-of-state investors. 

For a complete listing of all of the winners or to find out more information about the MichBusiness Awards visit

About Custom Profile
Since 1992, Custom Profile has specialized in extruded plastic products for the Appliance, Furniture, Office and Marine industries with various compounds like: ABS, Rigid PVC, Polyethylene, TPEs, TPUs, High Impact Polystyrene, Flexible PVC, and Polypropylene.  For more information about Custom Profile, visit

About Blackford Capital
Blackford Capital is a private equity firm based in Grand Rapids, Mich., that acquires, manages and builds middle-market manufacturing, distribution and service companies, with eight portfolio companies across the country. The firm has offices in Grand Rapids (headquarters) and Santa Monica, CA. Blackford reviewed roughly 5,000 transactions in 2014, and has closed 38 transactions in the past ten years. The firm's investment criteria includes mature, profitable businesses with revenues between $20 million and $100 million, with management teams that are either willing to remain with the company or are seeking to retire. For more information, visit

About MBPA and MichBusiness 
MichBusiness, a social media community that celebrates and promotes the success of Michigan businesses, is powered by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA). 

The Michigan Business and Professional Association boasts a statewide sphere of influence that no other organization of its kind can claim, leveraging a depth of programs and community initiatives that positively impact more than 150,000 businesses. Learn more at



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