"This acquisition builds on our Capri Packaging acquisition last year and is part of our strategy to ensure our future growth path through diversification," said François Olivier, President and Chief Executive Officer of TC Transcontinental. This latest acquisition expands our footprint in the U.S., gives us access to a national sales force, to new vertical markets and manufacturing capabilities. Once the acquisition has been completed, we will report annualized revenues of over US$150 million in our packaging division. The three co-owners of Ultra Flex Packaging have agreed to stay on to ensure a smooth transition, provide continuity and support future growth. We are very optimistic of our growth prospects in this area and look forward to welcoming our new employees soon."
Arandell is taking part in a very special opportunity to partner up with local craft brewery Lakefront Brewery in a combined effort to fight cancer that honors fallen members from both organizations.
Al Kluth, Warehouse Manager at Lakefront, and Dan Hauser, Bindery Trainer at Arandell, both passed away in 2020 as a result of complications from pancreatic cancer.
Before his passing, Al was given the opportunity to develop his own style of beer in line with Lakefront’s My Turn program, which allows every Lakefront employee to select a style of beer that is then brewed and sold into the marketplace. When Al’s number came up after his passing, the team at Lakefront decided to reach out to his brothers Tim and Rob – both team members at Arandell – and his six other siblings to brew the beer in his honor.
The result is My Turn Series – Al, #038, which is described as an American Stout that is pitch black and medium-bodied, with strong roasted and caramel malt flavors. According to the label on the side of each six-pack, the story goes that Al wasn’t much a fan of the “latest designer-hop IPAs or fruit salad kettle sours, but never turned down a good stout.”
One hundred barrels of it were brewed and $1.00 from every six-pack sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society on behalf of Al by Lakefront.
As you can imagine, news of Al’s beer spread quickly through the walls of Arandell, as Tim and Rob shared his story and of Lakefront including them in the brewing process. The story reminded us of our fallen team members, most recently Dan Hauser, who also has two brothers in Dave and Ron who continue to work at Arandell.
To show our support in this fight against cancer, Arandell decided to team up with Lakefront and donate an additional $1.00 to the American Cancer Society for every six-pack that is purchased by an Arandell team member.
“This is a great opportunity for us to not only support our team members and a local business, but also give to a great cause,” said Director of Human Resources Cristi Wisniewski. “I am grateful to both Brad Hoffman, President and CEO of Arandell and to Russ Klisch, President at Lakefront Brewery for their total commitment to partnering for this great cause.”
Arandell will be taking orders on behalf of its team members this week with plans to distribute to team members that are 21+ on Friday, April 9th. Lakefront Brewery will be handling delivery of the product to a local liquor store (ensuring that all laws regarding alcohol sales are adhered to) and will then bring the purchased product directly to Arandell for distribution.
Not an Arandell team member but want to contribute and purchase a six-pack of your own? Check out the Beer Finder on Lakefront’s website here: https://lakefrontbrewery.com/beer-finder
Don’t drink beer but still want to support this great cause? We encourage you to donate directly to the American Cancer Society at https://www.cancer.org/involved/donate.html