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PPC FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ANNOUNCES COMPLETION AND GRAND OPENING OF NEW PLANT IN COLOMBIA FOR ITS HORTICULTURE BUSINESS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PPC FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ANNOUNCES COMPLETION AND GRAND OPENING OF NEW PLANT IN COLOMBIA FOR ITS HORTICULTURE BUSINESS. Buffalo Grove, IL, March 13, 2019 – PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, a leading provider of custom flexible packaging for specialty food, healthcare, and horticultural markets, announced the completion of a new manufacturing plant in Bogota, Colombia. The Colombia plant will be occupied by Temkin PPC, a division of PPC Flexible Packaging. Temkin PPC designs and manufactures flexible film packaging for fresh-cut flowers and potted plants including sleeves, sheets, pot covers, and picks. The company has constructed a 75,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Bogota, Colombia. The new building will allow Temkin PPC greater capacity and the ability to streamline all processes. The bigger plant will facilitate larger orders coupled with quicker turn-around times. Superior electrical efficiencies will result in advanced lighting and reduced C02 emissions. The plant will also feature dock height doors for shipping ease. The new structure replaces the former building(s) and will significantly improve all activities due to its increased size and innovative features. The plant will employ over 100 individuals. There will be an added Showroom component to the new plant. Customers can visit the location and see the latest collections and new products. The Grand Opening is scheduled for Friday, March 15. Noam Temkin, VP of Floral Sales, goes on to say, “We set out to create a space that would meet our immediate expansion needs plus allow us to continue to expand our Colombia operations. We are beyond excited with the results.”   ABOUT PPC FLEXIBLE PACKAGING, LLC AND TEMKIN PPC Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, PPC Flexible Packaging is a leading provider of converted flexible packaging for the healthcare, medical, organic snack, pet food, bakery, horticulture, and produce markets. The company excels in the design and manufacture of value-added printed, laminated, and stand up pouch packaging for the most demanding applications. Temkin PPC designs and manufactures flexible film packaging for fresh-cut flowers and potted plants including sleeves, sheets, pot covers, and picks. They offer versatile stock patterns as well as custom printing on all of their products. Every product is available in a variety of materials, cuts, and styles. Whether it’s a coordinated program, a stylish new sleeve, or a custom floral pick, Temkin PPC assists their customers to create an enticing look for their blooms. Recognized for its focus on exceptional speed to market, the company excels in delivering service, quality, and technology to its valued customer base. Please visit www.gotemkin.com.  

PPC FLEXIBLE PACKAGING ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF HFM PACKAGING, LTD.

Buffalo Grove, IL, Feb 1st, 2019 – PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, a leading provider of custom flexible
packaging for specialty food, healthcare, and horticultural markets, today announced the acquisition of
Pewaukee, Wisconsin – based HFM Packaging LTD.

PPC, headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, is a leader in flexographic printing and converting of flexible
films, bags, and pouches. It is a recognized pioneer in cleanroom packaging for healthcare and
medical applications, “better for you” snack organic brands, produce, pet food, bakery and horticulture. The firm operates five manufacturing facilities in Buffalo Grove, IL, Mission, KS, Rome, GA,
Payson, UT, and Colombia, South America. Its facilities are SQF and ISO-9001 certified. Founded in
1968, PPC strives to provide the highest quality products with best-in-class lead times and service.

HFM Packaging, Ltd., headquartered in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, has more than 40 years of experience
producing packaging solutions for cosmetics, personal care, pharma, food and industrial applications.
It is a market leader in the use of labels as peel and reseal closures for personal care markets as well
as a converter of pouches. They are known for their high-speed die-cut labeling capabilities,
state-of-the-art re-sealable pouching technology, and engineering assistance using turn key packaging
solutions.

Kevin Keneally, CEO of PPC Flexible said, “We are excited to add the exceptional team at HFM to the
PPC family. It’s our goal to leverage HFM’s state-of-the-art reclosable and pouch technologies in both
consumer and healthcare markets to an even higher level of growth through new and existing customers across all of PPC’s businesses.”

Paul Martinez, CEO of HFM Packaging said, “I am very proud of the growth that HFM has witnessed
over the past 40 years. We are excited to share technologies with PPC and are pleased to have found a
partner with the ability to increase our progress.”

ABOUT PPC FLEXIBLE PACKAGING, LLC
Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, PPC Flexible Packaging is a leading provider in converted flexible
packaging for the healthcare, medical, organic snack, pet food, bakery, horticulture, and produce
markets. The company excels in the design and manufacture of value-added printed, laminated, and
stand up pouch packaging for the most demanding applications. Recognized for its focus on exceptional speed to market, it excels in delivering service, quality, and technology to its valued customer
base. The company is privately owned by management and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners. Please
visit www.ppcflex.com.

PPC Flexible Packaging Acquires Temkin International

PPC Flexible Packaging Announces Acquisition of Temkin International

Buffalo Grove, IL, November 26, 2018 – PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, a leading provider of custom flexible packaging for specialty food and healthcare markets, today announced the acquisition of Payson, Utah – based Temkin International.

PPC, headquartered in Buffalo Grove, IL, is a leader in flexographic printing and converting of flexible films, bags and pouches. It is a recognized pioneer in cleanroom packaging for healthcare and medical applications, “better for you” snack organic brands, produce, pet food and bakery.  The firm operates three manufacturing facilities in Buffalo Grove, IL, Mission, KS, and Rome, GA. Its facilities are SQF and ISO-9001 certified.  Founded in 1968, PPC strives to provide the highest quality products with best-in-class lead times and service.

Kevin Keneally, CEO of PPC Flexible said, “we are thrilled to have the outstanding team at Temkin International join the PPC family.  Danny Temkin and Lynn Abplanalp have assembled a world-class manufacturing, pre-press and graphics operation recognized industry wide for its innovation, service and quality.  Having a west coast and South American presence expands our geographic footprint and provides us deeper capabilities in stand up pouch, plate making and flexographic printing.”
Temkin International, founded in 1980 and headquartered in Payson, UT has provided customers with superior packaging products by focusing on the core principles of service, value and distinction.  It is a recognized provider of rollstock, stand-up pouches and floral sleeves and operates state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Payson, UT and Bogota, Colombia with offices in Miami, FL and Toronto, Canada.  Offering in-house graphics and plate making capability, the company is known for speed to market in key target segments including food, fresh produce, floral and stationary and craft.  The company is AIB certified.

Danny Temkin, founder of Temkin International said, “Since starting the business in 1980, we at Temkin have been at the forefront of providing our customers with the highest quality packaging through best in class printing and use of innovative converting technology. I’m tremendously proud of our company, whose over 500 employees across three countries serve our clients in a first-class way.  Temkin is excited to partner with PPC.  Together, PPC and Temkin will continue to deliver high quality products and service to our clients.”

Eric Kanter, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Capital Partners said, “We believe Temkin is an excellent complement to PPC, enhancing the product offering to the market while embodying the same service-focus culture as PPC.  We congratulate Mr. Temkin on his tremendous success, and we’re thrilled to partner with Lynn Abplanalp and the rest of the Temkin employees.”

The combined company will operate under the name PPC Flexible Packaging and its go to market strategy for the produce and floral segments will continue to operate under the highly respected Temkin brand.

About PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC:

Based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, PPC Flexible Packaging is a leading provider converted flexible packaging for the healthcare, medical, organic snack, pet food, bakery and produce markets.  The company excels in the design and manufacture of value-added printed, laminated and stand up pouch packaging for the most demanding applications.  Recognized for its focus on exceptional speed to market, it excels in delivering service, quality and technology to its valued customer base. The company is privately owned by management and Morgan Stanley Capital Partners.  Please visit www.ppcflex.com.

About Morgan Stanley Capital Partners:

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, is a leading middle-market private equity platform that has invested capital in a broad spectrum of industries for over two decades. Morgan Stanley Capital Partners focuses on privately negotiated equity and equity-related investments primarily in North America, and seeks to create value in portfolio companies primarily through operational improvement. For further information about Morgan Stanley Capital Partners, please visit www.morganstanley.com/im.

Popcorn Charlie’s new product released with PPC Flex packaging

Popcorn Charlie’s, a manufacturer and distributor of popped popcorn, has released Caramel Corn with Peanuts, with an old-school look and bright colors. It is the first product in the Popcorn Charlie’s family of flavors to contain nuts.

The design was created by NVus Designs and the printing was done by PPC Flexible Packaging (ppcflex.com).

“So many children have allergies to various types of nuts; because of this we have maintained a product line that did not contain nuts. This is our first product to contain nuts. Nuts in snack foods are very popular, so we are excited to announce our new Caramel Corn with Peanuts. It is made and packaged in a separate facility, so all of our other products will maintain their nut-free status. This new product is also kosher-certified,” said Michael Bloch, founder and owner of the company.

Popcorn Charlie’s Caramel Corn with Peanuts is packaged in 5.5-oz. bags.

(SOURCE: https://www.packagingstrategies.com/articles/90809-caramel-corn-packaging-pops-on-shelf)