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Fort Dearborn Company Acquires Assests of FetterGroup's Paint & Coatings Label Business

Published on 2013-03-05. Author : SpecialChem

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL -- Fort Dearborn Company has announced that it has acquired the assets of FetterGroup's paint & coatings label business.

Fort Dearborn Company is a leading supplier of cut & stack, pressure sensitive, roll-fed and shrink sleeve labels; and is one of the largest suppliers of cut & stack labels in North America. "The acquisition is a logical fit for Fort Dearborn Company and reinforces our commitment to the paint & coatings label market," said Fort Dearborn Chief Executive Officer Jeff Brezek. "Fetter has a long track record of building solutions that address many of the unique needs inherent in the paint and coatings marketplace and therefore we are very excited to add their capabilities to ours and create a more robust solutions offering for this end market."

Fort Dearborn's management team is experienced in executing and integrating acquisitions effectively and expects the addition of Fetter's label business to contribute to Fort Dearborn's near-term and ongoing success as the housing market recovers.

"I am confident that this will be a seamless and transparent transition for our customers, and our respective teams are committed to this goal," said Terry Gill, FetterGroup President & CEO. "It is a change-intensive industry and Fort Dearborn is experienced with the distinct needs and customer requirements of this market." This sale allows us to focus our energy on creating the most visually stunning mobile device cases, and other custom products, within our dye sublimation segment. Fort Dearborn was a natural and strategic choice when we chose to exit the label business."

"We are thrilled to make this acquisition and better serve this market as well as expand our capabilities for all Fort Dearborn customers. As a platform company, we will continue to pursue acquisitions that broaden our product and service offerings and deliver unparalleled value to our customers," stated Brezek.

About Fort Dearborn Company

Fort Dearborn Company is one of the leading suppliers of high-impact decorative labels for the beverage, food, household products, nutraceutical, paint and coatings, personal care, private label/retail and spirits markets. The company provides cut & stack, pressure sensitive, roll-fed and shrink sleeve labels across multiple print technologies including digital, flexographic, offset lithographic and rotogravure. Headquartered in Illinois, the company has ten operating divisions in North America, employing nearly 1,200 associates.

About FetterGroup

FetterGroup of Louisville, KY, creates memorable products for the world's most memorable brands and organizations. FetterGroup provide the canvas to make emotional connections with consumers and supporters. FetterGroup manufacture visually stunning products on plastic, metal, glass and paper. We distribute our personalized products across the US and across the globe.

Source: Fort Dearborn Company

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