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Harpak and ULMA complete merger

Harpak, Inc. and ULMA Packaging Systems, Inc. merged on July 19, 2010.
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The company’s new name is Harpak-ULMA Packaging, LLC.

Harpak President Linda Harlfinger stated, "We are very excited to
realize the opportunity this combined enterprise presents. Harpak has
focused on integrated custom packaging solutions. ULMA brings with it
the opportunity to offer customers more options as to the form of
primary packaging. The advantage for both companies' customers is that
while Harpak has invested significantly in tray sealing, filling and
secondary packaging, ULMA has made significant investment in flow
wrapping, form/fill/seal, and shrink wrap and vertical sealers. The
combination of these assets and capabilities will allow the merged
company to offer our customers a wider range of fully integrated
packaging solutions. “

Bill Chastain, Managing Director of ULMA Packaging Systems, Inc.
stated, “ We are pleased to complete this merger, which will allow us
to offer a complete range of packaging solutions and superior technical
support to our customers. The combined strength of the two companies
will allow Harpak-ULMA to offer total packaging solutions customized to
each customer’s specific requirements. We look forward to continuing to
work with our customers as we increase the range of packaging machinery
and level of support we offer.”

Charles Harlfinger, CEO of Harpak adds, “Our customers are constantly
seeking out new, different or exciting packaging to satisfy many
different types of applications. By combining our offerings through a
single distribution system we are now able to meet more of our
customers’ requirements. machine to fit their particular application.”

Juan Ignacio Aguirre, Managing Director of ULMA Packaging, confirms the
importance of the Harpak and ULMA alliance for the North American
market, and for the consolidation of ULMA’s international project.
“Combining our wide array of products and services into one
(consulting, technical and post-sales) and the Customer Service
philosophy shared by both companies allows us to always offer our
clients the best solutions.”


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