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Jet Label, Western Canada’s Largest Manufacturer, to Double in Size Following Acquisition of United Label Company in Vancouver

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Press release from the issuing company

Additional Production Space, Personnel and Capacity  Vastly Expands Jet Label’s Market Share in Key Sectors

Edmonton, AB, Canada – Jet Label & Packaging Ltd., Western Canada’s largest producer of labels and printed tape for a broad range of industries, has acquired United Label Company of Coquitlam, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The additional space and production capacity will allow Jet Label to double in size over the next two years, during which time additional infrastructure investments will be made to the newly-acquired facility.   

United Label’s facility currently operates four conventional flexographic presses ranging in width from 7–10” and 3-8 station color capabilities, as part of a fully capable manufacturing facility with a wide variety of slitters, rewinders, finishing systems, and inspection systems. Over the next 18 months, Jet Label will be adding to this lineup with new machinery and, as needed, additional personnel.  Jet Label’s Edmonton facility, which operates 24/7 across three shifts, utilizes two state-of-the-art HP Indigo Digital presses along with 12 traditional flexographic presses ranging in width from 6–20” and 3-10 color station capabilities.     

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in its 54,000-sq.-ft. Edmonton facility, Jet Label manufactures labels and printed tape for a broad range of industries, including food & beverage and grocery stores, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, forestry, and industrial applications.  In doing so, Jet Label produces a range of durable, reliably water- and weatherproof labels that stand up to the types of harsh conditions in which many of its customers operate.  Jet Label also produces a variety of address labels, and supplies parking and boarding passes and baggage tags to Edmonton International Airport.

Acquiring United Label Company greatly expands one of Jet Label’s key customer sectors: mass-market retail.  United Label Company’s client roster currently includes an impressive variety of retailers, wholesalers, and pharmacies, among them Costco, IGA, London Drugs and Safeway.

“Combining forces with our friends at United Label Company is a perfect fit for Jet Label strategically, bolstering our retail sector business segment while providing much-needed additional capacity to other branches of our customer portfolio,” said Darrell Friesen, President of Jet Label & Packaging Ltd.  “Along with VP of Operations Rodney Froment and the entire team at Jet Label, I’m proud to welcome the staff at United Label Company into our family, and look forward to years of continued growth and success.”

Jet Label would like to thank some key partners who have been integral to its two decades of steady growth. These include Avery Dennison, HP Indigo, Label Supply, Alberta Treasury Branch, and Rotometrics, as well as a broad range of key material suppliers. 

 

 

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