With recent investments in new press and prepress equipment, Macaran Printed Products is enhancing its mission to provide the best value to its customers.
SOME OF THE most demanding markets to serve in the realm of package printing include health and beauty (HBA), food and beverage, and pharmaceutical. These markets are highly dynamic and competitive, and demand the utmost in quality and service.
These just happen to be three of the key markets served by Macaran Printed Products, a flexo label printer and a division of W.N. Van Alstine & Sons, Inc. Macaran provides high-quality, combination-printed labels on pressure-sensitive films and papers and unsupported films from its facility in Cohoes, N.Y. It operates seven presses with 72 employees, including those with Van Alstine & Sons.
Macaran is led by Nick Van Alstine, president of the company and grandson of its founder. To compete in these dynamic markets and to supply products to some of its leading consumer products companies, Van Alstine says what makes Macaran distinctive is the value of the business experience it provides its customers. "We want to be regarded by all our customers as the label converter that delivers the best overall value in the industry," he states.
Roots in packaging
Van Alstine & Sons, Inc. is an industrial distributor of packaging materials and equipment. The company was started in 1950 by Van Alstine's grandfather at the ripe young age of 73. The company was just two years old when it was passed on to Nick's father and uncle who took the company from a start up to a mature business.
Nick's father and uncle had a clear vision of how they wanted the company to progress in the packaging business. "With a concentration on packaging applications and pressure-sensitive tapes, it became clear to them that pressure-sensitive labeling was quickly emerging as a choice method for labeling. They saw this as an opportunity to become involved in manufacturing, something my dad had always dreamed of doing," says Van Alstine.