Jet Label Reports Addition of United Label Company

EDMONTON, AB, CANADA | Jet Label & Packaging Ltd., producer of labels and printed tape for a broad range of industries, has acquired United Label Company, of Coquitlam, BC, a suburb of Vancouver. The additional space and production capacity will allow Jet to double in size over the next two years, during which time additional infrastructure investments will be made to the newly acquired facility. 

An HP Indigo digital press at the Jet Label facility

United Label’s facility currently operates four conventional flexographic presses ranging in width from 7–10 in. with color capabilities of 3–8 stations, as part of a fully capable manufacturing facility with a wide variety of slitters, rewinders, finishing systems, and inspection systems. Over the next 18 months, Jet Label will be adding to this lineup with new machinery and, as needed, additional personnel. Jet Label’s Edmonton facility, which operates 24/7 across three shifts, utilizes two state-of-the-art HP Indigo digital presses along with 12 traditional flexographic presses ranging in width from 6–20 in. and color capabilities of 3–10 stations.

Founded in 1998 and headquartered in its 54,000-sq-ft Edmonton facility, Jet Label manufactures labels and printed tape for a broad range of industries, including food & beverage and grocery stores, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, forestry, and industrial applications. In doing so, Jet Label produces a range of durable, reliably water- and weatherproof labels that stand up to the types of harsh conditions in which many of its customers operate. Jet Label also produces a variety of address labels, and supplies parking and boarding passes and baggage tags to Edmonton International Airport.

Jet says acquiring United Label Company greatly expands one of its key customer sectors: mass-market retail. United Label Company’s client roster currently includes a variety of retailers, wholesalers, and pharmacies.

Darrell Friesen, president of Jet Label & Packaging Ltd., says, “Combining forces with our friends at United Label Company is a perfect fit for Jet Label strategically, bolstering our retail sector business segment while providing much-needed additional capacity to other branches of our customer portfolio. Along with VP of operations Rodney Froment and the entire team at Jet Label, I’m proud to welcome the staff at United Label Company into our family, and look forward to years of continued growth and success.”

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