Fort Dearborn Company

Hybrid Labels Pair Pretty with Practical
March 17, 2015

Nestlé Waters North America, Stamford, Conn., switched to an unusual hybrid label for its Aquapod water bottle. The new label combines the features of shrink sleeves and conventional glue-applied, cut-and-stack labels. Fort Dearborn Co., Elk Grove Village, Ill., supplies Nestlé with the shrinkable cut-and-stack labels.

Printer News - August 2013
August 1, 2013

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including Fort Dearborn Company, Multi-Color Corporation and Spear.

Fort Dearborn Offers Shrinkable Cut and Stack Labels
July 30, 2013

The product line of Fort Dearborn Company has grown with the addition of new shrinkable cut and stack labels. The labels combines the application benefits of cut and stack labels with the shelf impact of a shrink sleeve for a winning combination.

Printer News - April 2013
April 1, 2013

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including The Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL), The Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute (TLMI), Fort Dearborn Company, Clondalkin Pharma and Healthcare North America and Tapp Label.

Fort Dearborn Acquires Renaissance Mark
June 22, 2007

ELK GROVE, Ill.—Fort Dearborn Company announced that it has acquired almost all of Renaissance Mark’s assets. The acquisition combines the two suppliers of cut-and-stack labels and expands Fort Dearborn’s scale and presence. Upon integration, all 10 of Fort Dearborn’s manufacturing facilities will operate as one company with unified systems, policies, and processes. Fort Dearborn CEO Mike Anderson said, “Our customers are demanding greater variety, flexibility, geographic presence, and sophistication. Fort Dearborn is in an excellent position to meet those demands today and in the future.” Renaissance Mark capabilities include cut-and-stack labels and specialty finishing options for leading consumer product companies in the food, beverage,

August 1, 2006

FIRST PLACE SleeveCo, Inc., ­Dawsonville, Ga. Bud Light Summer Sports SECOND PLACE Fort Dearborn Co., Elk Grove, Ill. Tropical Coconut ­Conditioner Bonus! Press: Chestnut Cylinders: Southern Graphics Ink: Sun Chemical THIRD PLACE Fort Dearborn Co., Elk Grove, Ill. All Small & Mighty Press: Rotomec Ink: Sun Chemical

August 1, 2006

FIRST PLACE Hammer Packaging, Rochester, N.Y. Propel Press: Mitsubishi Plates: Kodak Ink/Coating/ Adhesive: Flint Ink, Sun Chemical SECOND PLACE Hammer Packaging, Rochester, N.Y. Gatorade Endurance Press: Heidelberg Plates: Kodak Ink/Coating: Flint Ink, Sun Chemical THIRD PLACE Fort Dearborn Co., Elk Grove Village, Ill. Newman’s Own Organic Traditional Herb Press: Mitsubishi Plates: Kodak Ink: INX

Genstar Capital buys Fort Dearborn
July 21, 2006

ELK GROVE, Ill.-Private equity firm Genstar Capital, LLC announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Fort Dearborn Company, a provider of decorative labels to the consumer goods industry. Fort Dearborn management, along with many of the current shareholders, will also participate in the company’s new ownership. As part of the transaction, Fort Dearborn’s current chief operating officer, Michael Anderson, will assume the role of president and chief executive officer. Richard Adler, Jr., the company’s current president and chief executive officer will maintain a position on Fort Dearborn’s Board of Directors and will serve as an advisor to the company. “I truly believe

Digital and Dynamic
September 1, 2005

As Fort Dearborn transitions to a new level of business performance, it is using digital printing as a key tool to maintain customer intimacy. NEW PRINTING PROCESSES don't come along too often. It took more than six hundred years for the four major printing processes (letterpress, gravure, lithography, and flexography) to come into being. Now, however, our generation has a unique opportunity to see first hand the practical evolution of a new printing process—digital printing. Digital printing in one form or another has been around for more than 50 years, but its real impact on commercial and package printing has been