<yixinpack>Kollman Label and Packaging Group announced it has completed the purchase of an undisclosed interest in Dixie Printing and Packaging of Baltimore, Maryland. Dixie is a high quality printer of folding cartons for food and personal care companies such as Procter and Gamble, McCormick, GOJO and others in the eastern United States. The plant employs over 100 people and utilizes the latest pre-press and press technologies to produce high quality UV and conventional 7-color coated cartons. The plant is fully integrated, from sheeting paper rolls, electronically manufacturing of plates and dies, printing, die cutting, and folding and gluing.
A. Newth Morris III, founding family member, will continue to operate as president and CEO of Dixie. Newth has been an integral part of the growth and success of Dixie over the last thirty five years and will continue to help develop the business within the group.
Kollman Label and Packaging Group is a newly formed corporation, headed by Kevin Kollman. The group is engaged in bringing together unique, medium sized companies in the labeling and packaging industry. The companies will form a group which will jointly market their products to food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care companies in North America. In addition to the recent purchase, the company is now engaged in the purchase of label printing plants: several companies are scheduled to be completed by the first quarter of 2009.