Today, FPC and ABX are committed to using the very best equipment and technology to bring your package design to life. Our core team offers combined decades of experience in everything from design planning to package delivery. As we have reinvested over the years, the focus has always been on staying current with the newest press and packaging converting software and equipment. As a result of that focus, we use only the very best in prepress color separations, along with HD custom screening and flat-top surface textured plates from the highest quality brands.
In 2019, FPC was acquired by privately owned Advanced Barrier Extrusions (ABX), located in Rhinelander, WI. ABX's specialization in film extrusion, combined with FPC's printing, laminating and other capabilities, enables us to provide our customers a full suite of packaging solutions. When you want your brand looking its very best, you do not need to look any further than ABX. We place our focus on practices that yield strong and reliable repeatability, in order to provide extreme accuracy and consistency of brand for every customer. Our press approvals are quick and painless, with targets matched in minutes, and we also manage our colors and control the process scientifically by the numbers, so we can ensure your brand is on target every single time.
Our passion is printing, and our goal is customer satisfaction. We would love to help you with your next project, and know we can give you the quality and value you need, want, and expect. Contact us for your next printing challenge, and let us show you what we can do!
In 1995, Flexographic Packaging Co. was established by William Kesting (who served as company president) and David Puente (who served in the role of company vice-president). The company began with a big dream, a six-color PCMC Cl Press, a Solvent Laminator, and one Duesenbury slitter. Just seven short years later, in 2002, FPC chose to move toward solvent-free lamination. To accomplish this goal they added a Schiavie Solvent Free Laminator, along with additional Dusenbury slitters.
Throughout its first decade the company experienced steady growth. Then in 2005, a change in ownership took place with William Kesting's retirement and the addition of longtime employee Erik Blankenberg to an ownership role. At that time, David Puente also stepped into the role of company president.
After the ownership change the company expanded its floor space from 10,000 ft to 27,000 ft, along with adding a hot room, room for an eight-color W&H Prima flex gearless press, and a new Bifiebi Plate Mounter that was installed in 2007.
Since that time, the company has continued to see steady, strong growth in its industry. In 2014, FPC was able to break ground for yet another expansion, which increased production floor space to 47,000 ft. Two new Deacro slitters were also added at that time, to make the company's production stronger, faster, and more efficient. FPC looks forward to more new and exciting announcements in the coming years, as well. Every improvement has been done with customers in mind, to help FPC meet or exceed expectations.