Smyth Companies Acquires Dow Industries
ST. PAUL, Minn.—Two premier label printers are now one entity as Smyth Companies, LLC announced the acquisition of Dow Industries of Wilmington, Mass. Dow Industries is a highly decorated label printer that uses its high-definition flexographic printing processes to supply products for the health and beauty markets and other demanding consumer goods segments.
“Walter Dow has been a long-time friend whose company I’ve admired from afar, and I’m delighted that he has aligned with Smyth,” says John Hickey, Smyth CEO. “Our goal will be to provide the industry’s highest quality label production for those companies who demand the very best.”
Smyth has been in business for 133 years, and recently partnered with Novacap, a Montreal-based private equity firm, to help Smyth in its quest to be the most relevant label company in the industry for high-end consumer goods companies. With established production locations in Minnesota, Virginia, and Colorado, and the addition of the Dow facility in Massachusetts, Smyth will now employ approximately 400 people. The company specializes in package labeling for mass marketed consumer goods products, and serves clients in the food and beverage, personal care, household care, and beer markets, among others.
Smyth sought the acquisition of Dow because of its Eastern U.S. location, market reach, and print technologies. Dow Industries was founded in 1978 by Walter Dow.