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Fort Dearborn Company Acquires SleeveCo

June 1, 2016 (Elk Grove, IL)

Fort Dearborn Company today announced that it has acquired SleeveCo, Inc. Moving forward, SleeveCo will become SleeveCo, a Fort Dearborn Company.

“The acquisition of SleeveCo further reinforces Fort Dearborn’s leadership position in the prime label marketplace by strengthening our shrink sleeve offering and expanding our product line to include stretch sleeve label capabilities and application equipment ”, said Fort Dearborn President & CEO Jeff Brezek. “With the addition of SleeveCo, we will have increased capacity as well as enhanced capabilities to provide our customers more production options and increased flexibility”.

Fort Dearborn supplies a complete range of label solutions including cut & stack, pressure sensitive, roll-fed and full body shrink sleeve labels across multiple printing technologies including digital, lithographic, flexographic, and rotogravure. The company will now have an additional facility in Dawsonville, GA for a total of fifteen production locations across North America. The company’s solutions offering will be expanded to include additional shrink sleeve capacity and adds stretch sleeve, mid web gravure printing and cylinder engraving capabilities.

“SleeveCo is a key supplier in the shrink and stretch sleeve market with a reputation for delivering innovative solutions, making it an excellent fit for Fort Dearborn”, said Martin Wilson, CEO of SleeveCo. “Like Fort Dearborn, we are customer-focused and dedicated to delivering the best solutions and will now have additional support and resources to better serve our customers”, added Wilson. Effective with this announcement, Martin Wilson will become President of the SleeveCo division of Fort Dearborn reporting to Jeff Brezek.

“As a platform company positioned for growth, we will continue to pursue strategic acquisitions that broaden our product and service offerings and further increase the value we can provide to our customers ,” stated Brezek. “’I’m excited to have Martin and his team join our organization and look forward to continued growth and future opportunities”, added Brezek.

About Fort Dearborn Company
Fort Dearborn Company is a leading supplier of high-impact decorative labels for the beverage, food, household products, paint and coatings, personal care, private label/retail and spirits markets. Headquartered in Illinois, the company has fourteen operating divisions in North America, employing approximately 1,550 associates.

About SleeveCo
SleeveCo is a leading supplier of shrink and stretch sleeve labels. The company has one label production plant in Dawsonville, GA and employs approximately 125 associates.

For additional information:
Fort Dearborn Company
Gwen Chapdelaine
(847) 427-5405

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