Western Shield Label Company, a converter in Rancho Dominguez, CA, USA, has acquired Self-Stik Labels, a printer based in Chatsworth, CA, with expertise in the health/beauty and cosmetic markets. With the addition of Self-Stik Label’s established customer base and assets, Western Shield increases its foothold in the Southern California market and now has opportunities to make further inroads in the HABA and cosmetic markets.
“Phil Hendricks, the founder of Self‐Stik Labels, has done a tremendous job in establishing a solid customer base over the last 20 years. We look forward to working with Phil to service and grow these accounts in the years to come,” says Frank Connelly, CEO of Western Shield. “The timing of this acquisition is perfect, since our Lean Manufacturing efforts have created additional capacity,” adds Thomas Moyer, president of Western Shield.
“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,” Hendricks says. “Western Shield is a top‐notch converter and I will
be working with them personally to make sure the hand‐off goes as smoothly as possible for Self Stik’s customers.”
Manufacturing will be consolidated into Western Shield’s Rancho Dominguez plant, and both companies will do business under the Western Shield name.
Founded in 1970, Western Shield has been in an acquisition mode for the past decade. The addition of Self-Stick Labels represents the company’s fifth acquisition.