NorthStar Print Group Signs Label Contract Extension with Miller Brewing Company
Press release from the issuing company
WATERTOWN, Wis.--July 30, 2004-- NorthStar Print Group announced today that it has signed an extension of its existing label contract with Miller Brewing Company under which NorthStar remains Miller Brewing's sole label supplier. The new contract extends the relationship to incorporate all bottle labels, including pressure-sensitive label products. NorthStar will also expand its graphic services support to Miller Brewing and serve as exclusive supplier of rotogravure printing cylinders for labels.
"NorthStar Print Group has continuously provided Miller Brewing Company with the highest quality goods and services," said Todd Jones, Miller Brewing's purchasing manager. "As one of our strategic suppliers, NorthStar helps us find ways to improve the quality of our labels, enhance the productivity of our breweries and control our costs. We are pleased with the excellent progress we have made in each of these areas during the first three years of our contract, and we look forward to achieving even greater success in the future."
"NorthStar has produced labels for Miller Brewing for more than 50 years," said Richard Gasper, President and CEO of NorthStar Print Group, Inc. "Everyone in our organization is proud of the quality of the products and services we provide and is looking forward to strengthening the strategic relationship between our two companies."
NorthStar Print Group, headquartered in Watertown, Wisconsin, operates three production facilities located in Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. NorthStar produces glue-applied, in-mold and pressure-sensitive labels for some of the world's largest companies including Miller Brewing Co., Procter & Gamble and ExxonMobil. It also markets its own series of innovative new label products designed to meet customer needs not served by traditional label products.
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