“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,” says Fort Dearborn president and 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 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 15 production locations in North America. Fort Dearborn’s solutions offering will be expanded to include additional shrink sleeve capacity and will also add 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”, says 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.”
Wilson will become president of the SleeveCo division of Fort Dearborn, reporting to 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,” Brezek says. “I’m excited to have Martin and his team join our organization and look forward to continued growth and future opportunities.”