APC is a privately held converter, recognized by Printing Industries of America as a “BEST of the BEST” Workplace in the Americas for six consecutive years. This honor is awarded to companies in the United States and Canada that are the very best places to work based on safety, pay, benefits and environmental standards.
APC specializes in 10-color, high-definition flexographic printing, 10-color rotogravure printing, multiply extrusion, co-extrusion and adhesive lamination of film, paper and foil. The company effectively supports industries including dry foods, seasoning and mixes, coffee and tea, refrigerated dairy and fresh produce, frozen products, confectionery, medical, personal-care, nutraceutical, hard-to-hold products, liquids and other specialty items.
“American Packaging has successfully grown its operation in Columbus, Wisconsin, to be the largest rotogravure printing facility in North America dedicated to flexible packaging,” says company president/CEO Peter Schottland. “We continue to see a promising future for rotogravure printing, and chose DeForest as home to our first satellite facility based on location, talented labor pool and the historical success we’ve enjoyed in Wisconsin.”
“American Packaging Corp.'s expansion is great news for the Village of DeForest, the region and the entire state,” says Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, who joined company and city officials in announcing the expansion. “This investment in Wisconsin is a testament to our state’s strong business climate and unmatched workforce.”
APC considered expansion opportunities outside Wisconsin before finally deciding to build in DeForest. To help facilitate the project, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has authorized APC to receive up to $750,000 in state tax credits over a five-year period. The actual amount of credits the company will earn is contingent upon the company meeting specific job creation and wage level requirements.