With the addition of California Pacific Label’s established customer base and assets, Western Shield increases its foothold in the Southern California market and now has opportunities to increase share in the gourmet and specialty food label market. “The combination of Western Shield and California Pacific gives us immediate access to additional markets, as well as some great capabilities and personnel,” says Frank Connelly, CEO of Western Shield.
“The merger will also improve our efficiencies and buying power,” adds Thomas Moyer, president of Western Shield.
Gary Dimick, president and founder of California Pacific Labels, says that by joining forces with Western Shield, “We will be able to continue providing our customers with the great quality and service that they’ve come to expect. Western Shield is a top-notch converter and I will be working with them personally for at least the next five years to make sure the transition goes as smoothly as possible for California Pacific’s customers.”
“For Western Shield, one of the most important aspects of this transaction was bringing Gary’s sales efforts and 30 years of relationships to our team. We look forward to working with Gary for many years to come,” adds Connelly.
Manufacturing has been consolidated into Western Shield’s Rancho Dominguez plant, and all orders and billing will be handled under the Western Shield name.