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Asheville Citizen-Times reports:
In the last 24 years, [Asheville]-based Plasticard Lochtech International has grown into the world’s largest manufacturer of plastic key cards. Now, PLI has taken over the hotel key card division of a Canadian competitor, LOC International, locking up 85 percent of the hotel market in North America. ...
Originally founded in Fletcher retiree Bill Noonan’s basement in 1988, Plasticard, under its president, Mark Goldberg, merged with Delaware company Locktech in 2000.