Fort Dearborn Company has announced that it has acquired Core Label, LLC. Moving forward, Core Label will become “Core Label, a Fort Dearborn Company.”

“The acquisition of Core Label will strengthen and enhance Fort Dearborn’s leadership position in the decorative label marketplace and position us as a top supplier of roll-fed labels”, says Fort Dearborn president and CEO Jeff Brezek. “We are very excited to add Core Label to the Fort Dearborn organization and the opportunity to leverage their expertise within the beverage market to broaden our overall capabilities”.

Fort Dearborn supplies a complete range of label solutions including cut & stack, pressure sensitive, roll-fed, and full body shrink sleeve labels across multiple printing technologies including digital, lithographic, flexographic, and rotogravure. The company will now have two additional facilities: Tyrone, Penn., and Palm City, Fla., for a total of 14 production locations across North America. The company’s solutions offering will be expanded to include additional roll-fed label capacity and add wide web flexo printing capabilities.

“Core Label has built a strong reputation in the marketplace for quality and service, making it an excellent fit for Fort Dearborn”, says Don Mader, president and CEO of Core Label. “We’re very excited about this announcement. Our two organizations share core beliefs and a passion for meeting the dynamic needs of our customers through the strengths of our associates”.

Effective with this announcement, Mader will become president of the Core Label division of Fort Dearborn.

“Identifying the right strategic acquisition opportunities is a key part of Fort Dearborn Company’s future growth. As a platform company, we will continue to pursue acquisitions that broaden our product and service offerings and deliver unparalleled value to our customers,” says Brezek. “I am thrilled to have Don and his team join our organization and look forward to continuing to build upon the outstanding reputation that Core Label has developed over the years.”


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Fort Dearborn Company
(847) 357.9500