Home' FLEXO Magazine : October 2015 Contents American Packaging Co. Begins Expansion
STORY CITY, IA—American Packaging Co. has broken ground on its $44.3 million expan-
sion that will create an additional 94 new jobs. Construction of the new expansion is expect-
ed to be completed by September 2016. The company has three non union manufacturing
Centers of Converting Excellence and a Packaging Innovation Center to effectively support
several industries including dry foods, seasoning and mixes, coffee and tea, refrigerated
dairy and fresh produce, frozen products, confectionary, medical, personal care, nutraceuti-
cal, hard to hold products, liquids and other specialty items.
Yazoo Mills Finishes PA Manufacturing &
Distribution Center Expansion
NEW OXFORD, PA—Sept. 10 marked the completion of a
45,000 sq. ft . expansion at Yazoo Mills’ Manufacturing and
Distribution Center, located in Hanover, PA. After only three
years in operation, the company doubled the size of this fa-
cility to a total of 90,000 sq. ft . Yazoo now operates two state
of the art facilities totaling 240,000 sq. ft.
The Manufacturing and Distribution Center expansion is
integral to Yazoo’s growth strategy and the company is excited to be embarking on this next
phase of investment.
Wellspring Capital Management Acquires
Ampac Holdings, Prolamina Corp.
NEW YORK, NY—Wellspring Capital Management LLC, a New York based private equity
firm, announced the creation of a leading flexible packaging company through the merger of
portfolio companies Prolamina Corp. and newly acquired Ampac Holdings, LLC.
The combined company, which will be headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, will have a stra-
tegic geographical footprint and enhanced product offering unparalleled in the industry.
Ampac’s range of adhesive lamination, rotogravure printing capabilities and innovative
packaging solutions is highly complementary to Prolamina’s cost advantageous extrusion
lamination and flexographic printing technology.
Esko Collaborates With Ryerson University
Students in Honors Class in Flexible Packaging
MIAMISBURG, OH—Esko reports that Ryerson University students participated in a high-
ly successful edition of this summer’s Honors Class in Flexible Packaging. The Honors Class
was organized in cooperation with the Artevelde University College Ghent. The unique
Honors Class provides a complementary in depth course on flexible packaging prepress.
All of the third year students enjoyed both a
theoretical and practical education that included
real life situations, allowing them to experience
the complete packaging development process
from design concept to ready to print flexo
plates. There were also visits to flexible packaging
printer Segers & Belcaen, folding carton packag-
ing printer Du Caju and flexo service provider
Label Vision Systems
Acquired by Microscan
RENTON, WA—Microscan Systems, Inc.,
a leader in industrial bar code reading and
machine vision technology, has purchased
the trade and assets of Label Vision
Systems (LVS) Inc., a pioneer in label
inspection, print inspection and bar code
verification. LVS will be fully integrated
into Microscan and the LVS name will be-
come a brand within Microscan’s bar code
label verification portfolio.
Established in Peachtree City, GA in 1993,
LVS is a provider of label inspection,
print inspection and bar code verification
products, solutions and services for the
life sciences and other industries. The
company has experienced rapid growth
recently and is expected to continue this
trend as its technology enables companies
to meet UDI (Unique Device Identifica-
tion) legislation and to improve product
traceability throughout the manufacturing
Label Technology, Inc.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CA—Label
Technology, Inc., based in San Joaquin
Valley, CA, completed the transfer of its
flexible packaging operations to a 90,000
sq. ft. manufacturing location down the
street from the current building in Merced,
CA. The existing 60,000 sq. ft . location will
continue to house all pressure sensitive
label operations as well as administration,
sales, graphics and customer service.
The new location is also outfitted with
Label Technology’s flexible packaging
presses, lamination systems and pouch
making production lines, and will house an
extensive flexible packaging raw material
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