Mergers & Acquisitions

Western Shield Label Co. - Rancho Dominguez, CA

Original Press Release

Western Shield Label Company Acquires Inline Label Company

Press release date: January 3, 2017

Rancho Dominguez, CA 1/3/2017 - Western Shield Label Company has today announced the acquisition of Inline Label Company. Providing a range of complementary flexographic label printing, the Middletown, OH based company supports Western Shield’s continued growth plans and accelerates entry into new and adjacent markets.

“Inline provides an exciting opportunity for Western Shield”, explains Nizar Elias CEO of Western Shield. “The new foothold in the Midwest allows us to better serve many of our existing clients as well as offering a new breadth of products and services to Inline’s customers. This is an exciting moment for Western Shield and we couldn’t be happier to welcome Dave Hechler and his team to Western Shield”.

Dave Hechler, Founder and President of Inline label Company, also commented on the acquisition adding “Western Shield’s acquisition of Inline provides a major growth opportunity in terms of both pursuing new business and offering additional products to our current clients. With the stability and backing of one of the west coasts leading label companies, Inline customers will benefit from improved capabilities, products, services and innovation. We are genuinely enthused to become part of the Western Shield family.”

About Western Shield:

Since 1970, Western Shield Label Company has been providing high end, custom printed labels and packaging for manufacturers, distributors, and brokers in Southern California and throughout the United States, Mexico & Canada. Western Shield specializes in Expanded Content Labels, Instant Redeemable Coupons, and 10 color work.

For more information on Western Shield Label Company, please call 1­866­ 975­2235 or visit www.westernshield.com.

About Inline Label Company:

Inline Label Company began in Dave’s garage with a 3 color tabletop Vandenburg printing press. By June of 1998 Inline was operating full­time and by 2000 had purchased a new Mark Andy 2200 6 color full UV press. From that point, Inline grew steadily to become one of the key local printers in the Southern Ohio region.

2146 East Gladwick Street

Rancho Dominguez, CA 90220

(866) 975-2235

www.westernshield.com