Mergers & Acquisitions

Western Shield Label Co. - Rancho Dominguez, CA

Original Press Release

Western Shield Label Company acquires DAC Labels & Graphic Specialties, Inc.

Press release date: Nov 27, 2017

Rancho Dominguez, CA 11/27/2017 – Western Shield Label Company has today announced the acquisition of DAC Labels. Providing a range of complementary flexographic label printing, the Dallas, TX based company supports Western Shield’s continued growth plans and accelerates entry into new and adjacent markets. This new location represents Western Shield’s third free­standing location.

“DAC provides an exciting opportunity and continued growth for Western Shield”, explains Nizar Elias CEO of Western Shield. “This new location in the Southwest will allow us to more efficiently serve many of our existing key customers while offering additional capabilities and services to DAC’s existing client base. This is a landmark moment for Western Shield and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome Harlan and the DAC team to the Western Shield family”. 

Harlan Leeds, the owner of DAC Labels, also commented on the acquisition adding “Western Shield’s acquisition of DAC paves the way for DAC to become one of the premier regional flexographic printers in the Southwest market. We’re thrilled to join forces with Nizar and his team and look forward to many successful years to come”. Judy Vinson, VP of Sales at DAC, added “I can’t wait to begin offering all of the additional capabilities to our customers, this merger will allow DAC to truly become a one­stop shop for our existing clients printing needs”. 

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. Western Shield’s corporate headquarters is located in Rancho Dominguez, CA and they have a secondary location in Middletown, OH. For more information on Western Shield Label Company, please call 1­866­975­2235 or visit www.westernshield.com

About DAC Labels: DAC Labels, Inc., a 26 year­old company, was initially known as Semi­Tech. Harlan S. Leeds, purchased the company in 1998. Since that time, DAC has grown and added additional capabilities over the years. DAC has also won numerous awards from the Printing Industry Association of Texas.