Visual Pak Expands Capabilities With Norka Acquisition

WAUKEGAN, IL—JANUARY 9, 2009—Clayton Bolke, Chief Executive of The Visual Pak Companies, announced the acquisition of Wisconsin-based Norka Incorporated, a specialty packaging company providing commercial printing and custom paper conversion.

Norka, which will continue to operate out of its Appleton, Wisconsin facility, provides Visual Pak with niche expertise and experience, part of the company’s plan to provide broader capabilities and increased flexibility to its customers.

“Top consumer products companies today are looking to outsource to contract manufacturers and packagers who deliver real value. That’s not just cost savings. It’s quality that meets their standards. It’s the flexibility to provide a single service or to be the single source, and it’s the responsiveness to adjust to the needs and spikes of the project”, said Bolke. “That’s our strategy. It’s customer-centric, and the addition of the Norka team is an important step in the execution of that strategy.”

“We are pleased to bring our particular expertise to The Visual Pak family. And we are truly excited about bringing the substantial capabilities of The Visual Pak Companies to our customer base”, said Bob Weber, Norka’s Sales & Marketing Manager. “Our areas of expertise are highly complimentary and our commitment to highly personalized service is most definitely shared. It’s a great fit.”

About Norka
Founded in 1981, Norka provides full packaging service from roll to finished product under one roof. Norka packaging solutions include: Project management from concept to completion; structural design and prototyping; CTP plate-making; customized quality paper converting and sheeting; multi-color offset printing and coating; full finishing capabilities including precision die cutting and state-of-the-art folding and gluing; full service assembly, packaging and fulfillment; plus on-site warehousing and custom shipping expertise. Specialties include papers with sensitive coatings such as photo and metallic, heat transfer stock and non-wovens.

About The Visual Pak Companies
Headquartered in Waukegan, IL, The Visual Pak Companies is a privately owned group of interdependent companies with distinct capabilities that work collaboratively to deliver world-class packaging solutions.

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