NorthStar Print Group recently signed an extension of its existing label contract with Miller Brewing Company, under which NorthStar remains Miller Brewing’s sole label supplier. The new contract extends the relationship to incorporate all bottle labels, including pressure sensitive label products. NorthStar will also expand its graphic services support to Miller Brewing and serve as exclusive supplier of rotogravure printing cylinders for labels.
“NorthStar Print Group has continuously provided Miller Brewing Company with the highest quality goods and services,” says Todd Jones, Miller Brewing’s purchasing manager. “As one of our strategic suppliers, NorthStar helps us find ways to improve the quality of our labels, enhance the productivity of our breweries and control our costs.”
“NorthStar has produced labels for Miller Brewing for more than 50 years,” says Richard Gasper, president and CEO of NorthStar. “Everyone in our organization is proud of the quality of the products and services we provide and is looking forward to strengthening the strategic relationship between our two companies.”
NorthStar Print Group, headquartered in Watertown, WI, operates three production facilities in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The company produces glue-applied, in-mold and pressure sensitive labels for such companies as Miller, Procter & Gamble, and ExxonMobil. It also markets its own series of label products designed to meet customer needs not served by traditional products.
The company also announced that the quality management systems in place at all three of its production facilities have earned ISO 9001:2000 certifications.