Canadian Packaging

Fort Dearborn Company acquires SleeveCo.

Move reinforces Fort Dearborn’s position in the shrinksleeve industry.


June 13, 2016
by Canadian packaging staff

ELK GROVE, IL—Fort Dearborn Company recently announced it has acquired SleeveCo, Inc., which will now be called 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,” says Fort Dearborn president and chief executive officer 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 and 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 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,” says SleeveCo chief executive officer Martin Wilson.

“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 adds.

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,” states Brezek.

“I’m excited to have Martin and his team join our organization and look forward to continued growth and future opportunities,” Brezek continues.

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. Company information at www.fortdearborn.com.

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.






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