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Returning to Rosemont, Illinois September 9-11, the 25th anniversary of Labelexpo Americas remains dedicated to label converters and has been expanded to cover package printing and areas of interest for brand owners.

Spinnaker Coating announces the sale of the Company to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan ("ESOP"). Verit Advisors, a Chicago-based investment banking firm, advised Spinnaker Coating on the transaction. Spinnaker Coating is recognized as a leading service provider in the pressure sensitive industry. To achieve that goal, its mission is to create and sustain unparalleled customer service experiences every day. Verit Advisors began working with Spinnaker in June 2011 by analyzing and benchmarking numerous ownership transition alternatives based on the Verit team's extensive experience. Verit leveraged its expertise in ESOP, M&A, and Debt Placement alternatives allowing Spinnaker to secure the

News on printers in the packaging printing industry, including Menasha Packaging's Folding Carton Group, CCL Industries, Graphic Packaging, Luminer Converting Group and TAC Label Systems, American Packaging, Bellwyck Packaging Solutions and 
Ace Packaging.

KBA North America announces that Specialty Finishing, an Omaha, Nebraska full service folding carton manufacturer, has purchased two large format presses from KBA North America at Chicago’s Graph Expo 2011 in early September. The new presses are a six-color and a seven-color equipped with KBA’s unique automation and inline quality control features and coaters. These are the first KBA presses purchased by Specialty Finishing. “We chose to purchase two large-format presses from KBA because they could offer the highest level of automation and productivity as well as a custom-configured press for our particular needs,” says Mark Wright, Specialty Finishing

CHICAGO—Sept. 22, 2011—manroland Inc. is announcing that Accord Carton will become the second package printer in the world to install a next-generation seven-color Roland 907-6 press with coater. The installation is scheduled for completion in late February 2012. Robert Codo, president of Accord carton said regarding Accord’s success with their first 56" manroland press, “In the last five years, we've gone from $7 million to nearly $40 million in sales. There are still plenty of opportunities out there for us and we need this new machine to take us to the next level.” Codo said the installation of the

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