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WS Packaging Group Inc.

 
Overview
WS Packaging Group Inc. is an organization comprised of multiple facilities offering the widest array of printing and packaging with products and services as diverse as: pressure sensitive labels and coupons (our core business), folded cartons, printed tape, decals, security tags, RFID labels, inserters, and applicators, commercial printing, specialty packaging, and custom application equipment.

WS Packaging Group, Inc. was formed in October 2000 with the merger of Wisconsin Label Corporation, founded in 1966, and Superior Label Systems, Inc., founded in 1970. With this merger, WS Packaging Group became one of the top privately-owned label and tag manufacturers in the United States. A further expansion of WS Packaging Group included the following acquisitions: February 2001 - the three facilities of Label Art, Inc., specializing in short-run label production; February 2002 - Blake Printery, San Luis Obispo, California, well known for its high-end prestige label manufacturing; July 2002 - IdentiGraphics, Portland, Oregon, a digital printer for short to medium production runs; June 2003 – Gorilla Label, Phoenix, Arizona, a flexographic printer with an excellent regional client base; October 2003 – Concept, Inc., Carson City, Nevada, a manufacturer of high-speed label applicators; August 2004 – Promo Edge Company, Neenah, Wisconsin, a well-known manufacturer of promotional, gaming, and sweepstakes products; September 2005 – Ampersand Label, Garden Grove, California, a west-coast manufacturer of patented extended text products; December 2005 – Renaissance Mark Narrow Web Division, Fullerton, CA and Monterrey, Mexico, flexographic facilities and first international venture.

With over 200 presses, WS Packaging Group has an extensive line of equipment to meet the needs of its customers. Our press equipment includes Nilpeter, Mark Andy, Gallus, Arsoma, Komori, Comco, and other brands. We have narrow-web flexographic units with water-based, UV, and in-line rotary-screen print options, 18” wide, up to 14 stations with in-line lamination; sheetfed offset and web-offset, 28” x 42” and 10” wide, up to eight colors with finishing capabilities that include gluing, folding, windowing, saddle binding, die cutting, hot stamping, embossing, and hexachrome process; flatbed screen print for printing up to four feet by ten feet, with CAD design and die cutting; Indigo® press for digital printing, up to seven colors, for short run, consecutive imaging, and cost efficiencies. WS Packaging has specialty equipment for consecutive numbering and for affixing labels to roll or sheeted forms; overwrap units for fin-seal, shrink wrap, KleenSeal™, TUCK-PACK™, and three-dimensional overwrap; and off-line lamination units for cold/heat seal coatings. Art department equipment consists of the latest state-of-the-art technology, hardware, and software for scanning, creative design, computer-to-plate, and proofing with over 70 Macintosh or PC stations.

Annual sales have exceeded $300,000,000 due to creative product innovation through our R&D staff, our on-line web site services, WebFlex™ online service, which enhances our customer’s daily business interaction with us, and retention of long-term customers such as Sara Lee Foods, Coca-Cola, Kroger Company, Dean Foods, and the ConAgra companies.
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Culture
At WS Packaging Group Inc. we offer a friendly, flexible work environment.
Benefits
  • A friendly, flexible work environment
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental/vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Monthly profit sharing bonus
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • 401K
  • In-house training/tuition reimbursement
  • Flexible benefits spending account
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Career Opportunities
    WS Packaging Group, Inc. Welcomes Renaissance Mark Narrow Web Division

    December 1, 2005 -
    Terry Fulwiler, Chairman of the Board, and Ken Kidd, Chief Executive Officer, WS Packaging Group, Inc. headquartered in Algoma, Wisconsin, jointly announced today that WS Packaging Group has purchased the Renaissance Mark Narrow Web division, which includes facilities in Fullerton, California; Monterrey, Mexico; Skokie, Illinois; and Scranton, Pennsylvania.

    All of these Narrow Web locations have been under the leadership of Bill Harper who will remain with WS Packaging in that same capacity. In operation for over thirty years, the Fullerton facility is the largest supplier in the country of printed labels for the fresh berry market.

    “The Fullerton location will add to our growing West Coast presence and complement the recent acquisition of Ampersand Label in Garden Grove, California. Of special interest in this transaction is the Monterrey, Mexico facility which becomes the first international division within WS Packaging Group”, states Terry Fulwiler.

    WS Packaging Group Inc. was formed by the merger in October 2000 of two of the premier printing and packaging companies, Wisconsin Label Corporation (WLGroup), Algoma, Wisconsin, and Superior Label Systems, Inc. in Mason, Ohio. Through purchases of related manufacturing facilities, WS Packaging has steadily increased its range of product offerings and it presence throughout the continental United States. With this latest acquisition, WS Packaging Group now has 18 manufacturing facilities with projected 2006 sales of over $300 million.
    Mission & Vision
    Mission

    WS Packaging Group is committed to providing creative solutions, continuous improvement, and unparalleled service by developing mutually beneficial partnerships with our employees, customers, and suppliers.

    Vision

    WS Packaging Group will be the leader in customer satisfaction, quality, and product innovation.
    Values
    Values: We believe...

    ...in making decisions that are balanced in the best interest of our employees, customers, and WS Packaging Group.

    ...in complete honesty and integrity in everything we do.

    ...in always striving for continuous improvement.

    ...that work is an important part of life and should be fun.

    ...that our employees are our greatest asset.

    ...in the "Golden Rule". Our goal is to be friendly and fair to our customers and fellow employees.

    ...in acting responsibly with regard to employee safety, the community, and the environment.
    Services
    WS Packaging Group is an industry leader with over forty years of experience in printing and flexible packaging for retail, commercial, and industrial markets. Our wide range of capabilities and services include:
    • Pressure sensitive labels
    • Glue applied labels
    • Tags
    • Coupons
    • Decals
    • Folded cartons
    • Printed tape
    • Overwrap
    • Response marketing items for direct mail
    • Game and sweepstake printed products
    • Thermal transfer labels and printers
    • Label application equipment
    • Security tags
    • RFID solutions
    • Manufacturing facilities across the U.S. and Mexico
    Contact
    WS Packaging Group, Inc.
    Corporate Office:
    1102 Jefferson Street,
    Algoma, WI 54201,
    Phone: 800-236-3424
    Fax: (920) 487-5644