FMN | October 31st, 2016

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October 31, 2016

Vol. 18 No. 22

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Colbert Relocates Flexo Operations by Greg Kishbaugh

SuperCorrExpo Storms Into Orlando by Len Prazych More than 6,000 converters, suppli- ers, spouses and guests stormed into “the happiest place on Earth” from Saturday, October 15, toThursday, Oc- tober 20, for the long-awaited Super- CorrExpo 2016 in Orlando, Florida. In his opening comments to the throng of attendees awaiting the cut- ting of the ribbon that would allow them onto the 150,000-square-foot exhibition floor of the Orange Coun- ty Convention Center, Larry Mon- tague, TAPPI President and CEO, recognized those responsible for making the event on the corrugated industry’s biggest stage a reality. Industry Anticipation “Unbelievable,” exhorted Mon- tague to the crowd. “And thank you for attending the most anticipated event in four years, where approxi- mately 6,000 attendees have come from 71 countries to learn about and visit with 348 exhibitors.” AICC President Steve Young ad- dressed attendees and mentioned it

C olbert Packaging Corporation, Lake Forest, Illinois, a manu- facturer of folding cartons, rigid setup boxes and paper- board specialty products, plans to move its f lexographic packaging operation and related warehousing services to Kenosha,Wisconsin.

The company’s flexographic operations will move to a brand new 173,000-square-foot building with 18 loading docks sitting on 16 acres of land. Colbert opened a 45,000-square-foot flexo facility in Lake For- est, Illinois, in 1998, and opened an additional 25,000-square- foot f lexo operation in Libertyville, Illinois, in 2011. The (Cont’d on Page 9) Colbert announced its move to a new facility at an event with ( left to right ) Scott Beightol, event emcee, of Michael Best & Friedrich; Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker; Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser; Nancy Colbert MacDougall, Chairman of Colbert Packag- ing; Jim Hamilton, President of Colbert Packaging; and Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian.

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