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Fort Dearborn Company Completes Acquisition of NCL Graphic Specialties, Inc

January 3, 2018 (Elk Grove, IL)

Fort Dearborn Company today announced that it has completed its acquisition of NCL Graphic Specialties, Inc. The combination enhances Fort Dearborn’s leadership position in the decorative label and packaging marketplace by broadening the company’s geographic footprint, capacity and capabilities.

NCL has two facilities located in Waukesha, WI and Menomonee Falls, WI bringing to a total of seventeen production locations across North America for the combined organization. The combination will broaden both companies’ capabilities to provide an even higher level of service to customers. The company’s product offering will now include: cut & stack, pressure sensitive, roll-fed, shrink sleeve, stretch sleeve and promotional labels as well as flexible packaging.

“We look forward to working with our NCL associates and together bringing new capabilities and services to our customers”, said Fort Dearborn CEO Kevin Kwilinski. “We have a heritage of growth through private and family-owned acquisitions that we look to continue to build upon and better serve the market”, added Kwilinski.

KeyBanc served as advisor to Fort Dearborn Company on the transaction.

About Fort Dearborn Company
Fort Dearborn Company is a leading supplier of high-impact decorative labels for the food, beverage, spirits, paint and coatings, household and personal care, beer and nutraceutical markets. Headquartered in Illinois, the company has fifteen operating divisions in North America, employing approximately 1,700 associates.

About NCL Graphic Specialties
NCL is a leading supplier of cut & stack labels, promotional printing and flexible packaging. The company has two production plants in Waukesha and Menomonee Falls, WI and employs approximately 170 associates.

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

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