Board Converting News, July 19, 2021

Nosco Begins Production At New Packaging Innovation Center In WI Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin based Nosco, Inc., a subsidiary of Holden Industries, Inc., announced last week the be- ginning of carton and label production at its new 175,000- square-foot Packaging Innovation Center in Pleasant Prai- rie. The facility will provide redundant product capabilities that will expand Nosco’s efforts into a new era of printed packaging with continued focus on quality, innovation and growth for the healthcare industry. “We recently began production, printing pharmaceuti- cal folding cartons on our Bobst Expertfold 110,” said Craig Curran, Nosco President. “This week, we will start produc- ing labels using two new HP Indigo 6K Label machines. Moving forward, the Pleasant Prairie facility will be home to production for all label and carton orders placed hereaf-

ter that were historically produced at Nosco’s Gurnee and Waukegan facilities, respectively.” As previously announced in November of 2020, Nos- co’s Packaging Innovation Center and headquarters build- ing will consolidate much of the company’s northern Illi- nois workforce, which will allow for: • An enhanced customer and employee experience. • Supply chain efficiency and operational flow. • Additional training and development opportunities. • Facility optimization and automation. The new Packaging Innovation Center will be home to nearly 300 of Nosco’s 700+ employee owners. All other staff will operate out of Nosco’s existing facilities in Illinois, Texas, New York and Pennsylvania. Below is a look at qual- ity, innovation and growth initiatives at the Nosco’s Pack- aging Innovation Center. • Quality: Nosco’s harmonized quality system will remain in place across all facilities, including Pleasant Prai-

rie. To assist with audits and tours, and provide a unique customer viewing ex- perience, Nosco’s Packaging Innovation Center will feature an observatory bridge overlooking all production activities. • Innovation: Nosco’s CAD and Solutions Engineering teams will continue to en- hance customer packaging with sustain- able material options, substrate and ink recommendations, structural design ex- pertise and more. To promote new prod- uct development and team collaboration, both teams will now work together with customers out of the facility’s fully-inte- grated Customer Innovation Hub, along- side their state-of-the-art MakerSpace. • Growth: Through the company’s in- creased facility space and long-term lease, Nosco is positioned to support ex- panded capacity and future growth goals. This growth potential will also allow Nos- co to create many new jobs in Kenosha County. The facility’s proximity to the Chi- cago and Milwaukee metro areas will be critical in recruiting top talent to expand the employee ownership team at Nosco. “Nosco continues to lead as a premier provider of printed packaging. Our decision to consolidate our workforce into this new world-class facility is a true testament to our people and our customers,” said Craig Cur- ran. “Through this critical expansion effort, we will continue our commitment to quality and service – supporting customer orders in a seamless and timely matter.” Audits of the new facility will begin in late July, and the full grand opening is slated for fall of 2021. Visit for more.


July 19, 2021

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