Fort Dearborn Co. Acquires Hammer Packaging Corp.

Fort Dearborn Co. acquired Hammer Packaging Corp. to enhance its position in the decorative label and packaging market by expanding its geographic footprint, capacity, and capabilities.

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With two facilities located in West Henrietta, N.Y. and Rochester, N.Y., Hammer Packaging has a reputation for delivering innovation and quality product to a loyal and valued customer base. The combination will increase both companies’ capabilities to provide an even higher level of product and service offering to customers. The company’s product offering includes: cut & stack, in-mold, pressure sensitive, roll-fed, shrink and stretch sleeve labels, as well as flexible packaging.

“As the fourth generation to own the company, I have guided the company with a ‘Lead. Don’t follow.’ Philosophy,” said Jim Hammer, President and CEO of Hammer Packaging. “In order to continue our growth, and thrive, we made the historic decision to join Fort Dearborn Company. I am excited about this new chapter in Hammer Packaging’s journey and believe it is only the beginning of a great future for the Hammer Packaging Company, our customers and the Rochester community,” stated Hammer.

“We look forward to working with our Hammer Packaging associates and continuing the legacy they’ve built,” said Fort Dearborn Company CEO Kevin Kwilinski. “We’re also very excited about the growth opportunities this acquisition presents and look forward to the addition of their expertise which will be an excellent complement to our strengths”.

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