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was 50 years old and was no longer able to keep up with overwhelming demand, largely due to the pandemic. Iso- wa technicians successfully installed the new and efficient set-up-while-run Falcon in November of 2021. “It’s running unbelievably well,” states Akey. “Within the first three weeks of operating the Falcon, our crew ran a very impressive 50,000 pieces in a single shift of sheet

industry’s new larger equipment he would need to satisfy the ever-increasing demand for its products. In the mean- time, other Akers companies are satisfying its customers with the output from the company’s recent purchase of two Isowa Falcons, a 4-color 37-inch by 95-inch flexo fold-

er gluer that was installed late last year at both Akers’ Te- cumseh, Michigan, and Middletown, Ohio, facilities. Confidence In Isowa Akers Packaging acquired Tecumseh Packaging Solu- tions in 2006. Akey says the plant was running a flexo that Akers Packaging recently purchased two Isowa Falcons.

plant work. In the past on the old machine, we might run 25,000 pieces in a single shift and that was on a good day. The Falcon is expensive so we have to keep it busy but An Isowa Ibis, a 47-inch by 120-inch flexo folder gluer com- plements the Isowa Falcon at Akers’ Middletown, Ohio, plant.


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