Plantation Patterns in Selma acquired by NBGHome

Published 9:25 pm Friday, July 1, 2016

Plantation Patterns, which has two facilities in Selma, has been acquired by NBGHome, a leading provider of outdoor soft home products to mass, home improvement, discount and specialty retailers in North America.

Plantation Patterns’ corporate headquarters is housed in Birmingham, but the company has two centers in Selma — a manufacturing operations center located at 942 West Park Road and a fiber manufacturing and development center, located at 601 Mcduffie Avenue. The acquisition was announced last week.

“The combination created a platform for growth with remarkable capabilities in new product development, global sourcing and distribution,” said Scott Crumrine, who will remain the chief operating officer of Plantation Patterns.

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“This will allow PP to go to the next level and serve our customers with outstanding design and value.”

According to the company’s website, Plantation Patterns is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of cushions, pillows, umbrellas, outdoor décor and accessories.

In 2015, Plantation Patterns was a finalist for Alabama Manufacturer of the Year, according to the press release announcing the acquisition.

E.J. Marino, the president and CEO of Plantation Patterns, will retire following the transaction.

“We found the right partner and PP is in great hands,” Marino said.

Crumrine will be reporting directly to the CEO of NBGHome.

NBGHome is headquartered in Austin, Texas and is an international company owned by funds affiliated with Kohlberg & Company, a New York based equity firm. NBGHome is one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of home décor and wall décor products.

It is listed under the brands Pinnacle, Barnes, Nielsen, Bainbridge, Jimco, J. Hunt, Patton, Thro and J. Hunt Home.

According to the press release, Plantation Patterns products will combine with “Thro” brand to expand NBGHome’s soft home offerings.

Calls to Plantation Patterns’ headquarters in Birmingham and to Wayne Vardaman, executive director of the Selma and Dallas County Economic Development Authority, were not returned on Friday afternoon.