Inland Acquires Monet Graphics

By Epicomm
In October 6, 2015

 

Wisconsin packaging technology leader has purchased the customer base and certain assets of Pennsylvania flexographic label printer.

Alexandria, Va. (October 1, 2015)–Epicomm, the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services, has announced that Inland of La Crosse, Wis., a leader in advanced packaging technology, has purchased the customer base and certain assets of Monet Graphics, Inc., of Downingtown, Pa., a leading flexographic label printer.

The acquisition, first of its kind for the Wisconsin company, comes after a recent local expansion and rebrand, and is in keeping with Inland’s strategy to grow its presence in the pressure sensitive label and flexible packaging markets.

“It is our goal to continue to grow this company. Finding the right partners to join the Inland family is one component of our strategy,” explains Mark Glendenning, Inland Owner and Chief Executive Officer. “Not only did we see the level of experience and technical expertise that we were looking for in Monet, but its culture is one that fits well with what we’ve built at Inland.”

Steve Dudley, a Partner and Executive Vice President of Monet, will join Inland and continue to manage the operations at Monet’s current location. “We are pleased to have Steve join our team and are looking forward to his help as we work together to expand and grow,” says Glendenning.
“Inland is a great example of a forward-thinking company that is positioning itself for future success and growth,” notes Epicomm Vice President Tom Cobery. Epicomm’s Business Advisory Group provided Inland with ongoing strategic advice on growth, introduced the parties, and advised on the transaction price and structure, helping craft a Letter of Intent that was fair, balanced, and addressed the needs of both parties.

Founded in 1995, Monet Graphics employs 23 people at a 30,000-square-foot facility. Inland plans on capitalizing on the newly acquired company by maintaining and growing its existing business, with future plans to include new business. The plant will serve as an addition to Inland’s three facilities in La Crosse, where the company employs some 300 people.

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About Inland
Inland works collaboratively with brand owners and industry partners to advance innovative, best-in-class solutions for food, beverage and consumer product packaging. Inland is a third-generation, family-owned company based in La Crosse, Wisconsin, with strategic supply chain relationships worldwide. A leader in advanced packaging and labeling technology, Inland has experienced an impressive 70-year transformation from local supplier to global partner and employs more than 300 people. It is headquartered at 2009 West Avenue South, La Cross, Wis. For information, call (800) 657-4413 or contact info@inlandpackaging.com.

About Epicomm
Epicomm, the Association for Leaders in Print, Mail, Fulfillment, and Marketing Services, is a not-for-profit business management association representing companies in the $80+ billion graphic communications industry in North America. It provides industry advocacy, management training, and a comprehensive slate of business-building solutions for companies in an evolving market environment. It was created in 2014 through the merger of the Association of Marketing Service Providers (AMSP) and the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL)/National Association of Quick Printers (NAQP). Its founding associations have some 200 years of combined experience serving graphic communications companies of every size and specialty. Epicomm is headquartered at 1800 Diagonal Road, Suite 320, Alexandria, Va., 22314. For more information, visit www.epicomm.org or call (800) 333-6272.

About the Epicomm Business Advisory Group
Whether your aim is to grow or enter new markets, increase profitability, gain competitive advantage, increase sales force productivity, streamline production, or resolve ownership, the Epicomm Business Advisory Group has experts to guide you every step of the way. The Epicomm Business Advisory Group includes seasoned veterans with practical experience in critical areas of print, mail, fulfillment, and marketing services management. From sales to operations, Epicomm brings industry–specific knowledge through a customized program tailored to your company and your situation. Epicomm business advisors combine subject matter expertise with practical industry knowledge. Many are industry veterans with frontline management expertise across numerous industry segments: general commercial printing, mailing and fulfillment services, flexographic printing, tag and label printing, small and quick printers, book manufacturers, and marketing service providers. For more information, contact Epicomm Senior Vice President Mike Philie at (201) 523-6302 or mphilie@epicomm.org.

Contacts:
Tom Cobery, Vice President, Epicomm
(201) 523-6326; tcobery@epicomm.org

Mark Glendenning, Chief Executive Officer, Inland
(608) 788-7367; mglendenning@inlandpackaging.com

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