Valley Packaging, A Division of Green Bay Packaging (GBP) recently broke ground to mark the start of construction for a new 300,00 square foot corrugated converting complex. The investment will improve the quality of the product, expand capabilities and allow for future growth of the business. This modern, state of the art building will also improve Valley Packaging’s already strong environmentally friendly manufacturing process through improved utilization and reduced resource consumption.
UPM Raflatac, one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label materials, has completed its acquisition of the assets of Seattle, Washington-based Converters Express, Inc.
By opening a terminal in the Seattle area, UPM Raflatac will continue to deliver on its promise to provide customers world class service with a local touch. This acquisition allows UPM Raflatac to expand its customer reach and improve its service capabilities to the Northwestern U.S. label market by offering label converters in the area an expanded range of innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products – particularly in the wine and craft beverage segments.
“We are pleased to continue the expansion of our presence and service in North America by acquiring the assets of Converters Express,” says Linnea Keen, Vice President, Sales, North America, UPM Raflatac. “We are now better equipped than ever before to serve the label converters in this region by providing the market next day service on a wide range of high quality labelstock products.”
“I am happy the next chapter for Coverters Express involves integrating with the exceptional infrastructure and resources from UPM Raflatac,” says Lynda Tarvin, Owner, Converters Express, Inc. “Their knowledge and exceptional portfolio of products will certainly provide more solutions and services along with quick turnaround to our Pacific Northwest label converters.”