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RR Donnelley buys StratusGroup

November 29, 2011

The Ohio converter’s label and paperboard packaging capabilities will expand Donnelley’s presence in the global packaging market.

RR-Donnelley has acquired StratusGroup Inc., a manufacturer of custom pressure sensitive label and paperboard packaging products for health and beauty, food, beverage and other segments. Stratus is located in West Chester, OH, USA.
“With the exponential growth in media choices available to consumers, point-of-purchase packaging plays an increasingly important role in our customers' marketing mixes,” says John Paloian, RR Donnelley’s chief operating officer. “StratusGroup’s superb decorative labeling and paperboard resources offer an excellent complement to our prime label, corrugated and other global packaging capabilities. Its location is also ideal, with its facility in close proximity to RR Donnelley kitting and fulfillment centers. We anticipate being able to immediately expand StratusGroup’s utilization and to offer its customers even more extensive integrated solutions.”
StratusGroup’s pressure sensitive capabilities include digital, paper, film, multi-ply, expanded content, and a range of other processes. It manufactures paperboard products for folding carton, insert, multi-pack, tray, and other applications. It also provides structural design and prototyping services.
“Over the course of nearly two decades, StratusGroup has been serving customers with innovative capabilities and exceptional quality,” says Robert Curran, president of StratusGroup. “As a part of RR Donnelley, we will offer our customers an even broader range of resources and draw on its world class fulfillment and logistics capabilities to deliver even more complete solutions.”
RR Donnelley's international packaging services include packaging design, print production, finishing, assembly, pack-out and other capabilities. The company provides packaging and labels to producers of medical products, electronics, food and beverage, consumer packaged goods, and industrial products. In September RR Donnelley completed the acquisition of Genesis Packaging & Design, a provider of custom packaging.
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. The company employs a suite of internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services to clients in both the private and public sectors. Ranked 247 on the Fortune 500 list, Donnelley had revenues in 2010 of just over $10 billion.