Green Bay Packaging Acquires Citadel Industries

Green Bay, WI – October 1, 2018 – Green Bay Packaging Inc.’s Coated Products Operations has acquired specialty label stock coater Citadel Industries, Inc. of Aurora, IL. The acquisition was effective September 28, 2018.

Citadel creates custom pressure-sensitive label materials and tapes for challenging applications in markets such as medical, construction, direct mail, and retail. “Citadel has a history of responding to customer needs with innovative products. With this resourcefulness, and manufacturing capabilities that complement ours, we can satisfy more of our customers’ label stock requirements,” stated Green Bay Packaging Senior Vice President Marty Olson.

Jim Boddy, founder of Citadel Industries, remarked, “With the resources of Green Bay Packaging to support us, we can reach more customers with a greater range of pressure-sensitive products.” Green Bay Packaging Inc. Coated Products Operations

About the Coated Products Operations of Green Bay Packaging Inc.

The Coated Products Operations of Green Bay Packaging is a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive paper and films for a variety of labeling applications, including primary package decoration and variable information.

Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Coated Products has three other coating facilities, located in Green Bay; Winchester, VA; and Mexico City, as well as material slitting and distribution locations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Green Bay Packaging Inc. is a family-owned, vertically integrated, diversified company consisting of corrugated container plants, folding cartons, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label rollstock, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Founded in 1933 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, the company employs more than 3,700 people and consists of over 30 divisions operating throughout North America.

About Citadel Industries, Inc.

Founded in 1995, Citadel Industries is a pressure sensitive adhesive coater committed to delivering high quality specialty label products in a wide variety of applications. The manufacturing facility, located just outside of Chicago, Illinois, has multiple coating lines offering a range of adhesive options that create custom solutions for difficult label needs.

© October 2018 Green Bay Packaging Inc

Green Bay Packaging Moves to Expanded Southern California Facility

Green Bay, WI – April 24, 2018 – Green Bay Packaging’s Coated Products Operations has moved its pressure-sensitive label stock slitting and distribution facility to Redlands, CA.  Green Bay Packaging previously served southern California from a site in Rancho Cucamonga.

The Redlands location puts the company in a better position to serve its West Coast customers.  The facility is larger, offering more space to hold inventory.  In addition, new state-of-the-art equipment was installed, increasing slitting capacity.   

“Our business in the western U.S. is strong. We are fortunate that our customers have put their faith in us as a trusted supplier and partner in their success. This investment will ensure that we have the right materials and equipment to help them grow,” stated Green Bay Packaging Senior Vice President Marty Olson.

The Coated Products Operations of Green Bay Packaging is a manufacturer of pressure-sensitive paper and films for a variety of labeling applications, including primary package decoration and variable information. 

Headquartered in Green Bay, Wis., Coated Products has three coating facilities located in Green Bay; Winchester, VA; and Mexico City.  In addition, material is slit and distributed from four other locations in the United States, two in Canada, and three in Mexico.

Green Bay Packaging is a privately owned, diversified manufacturer of paperboard packaging.  Founded in 1933, the company employs more than 3,000 people and consists of over 30 divisions operating throughout North America.

© May 2018 Green Bay Packaging Inc

Green Bay Packaging Given Manufacturing Award of Distinction

On November 15th, Green Bay Packaging won the Manufacturing Award of Distinction for Northeast Wisconsin for Large Companies presented by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce.

It is presented annually and recognizes the company that has a proven record in growth, financial strength, employee engagement and development, safety, and community involvement.  While the company must be based in the Green Bay area, the large company category award requires excellence across the entire country.

Will Kress, Green Bay Packaging President and CEO, accepted the award on behalf of all the company’s employees for their focus on excellence, and commitment to the company, safety, and the communities in which they operate.

© November 2017 Green Bay Packaging Inc

MPS and Green Bay Packaging open Demo & Applications Center

MPS Systems North America and Green Bay Packaging Coated Products Operations open a joint Demo & Applications Technology Center in Green Bay Wisconsin. The Technology Center is a separate building on the Green Bay Packaging campus and opens September 1 of this year. MPS is displaying a 10 color 17 inch EF multi-substrate flexo press that is equipped with UV/LED, hot air dryers and a large number of different converting options.

“We are very excited to open a state-of-the-art North American Demo & Applications Technology Center together with Green Bay Packaging,” according to Kees Nijenhuis, Vice President of MPS Systems North America. “In our new Technology Center we are going to show our potential customers something special, that is why we have decided to install a 10 color 17 inch wide EF press with all the bells and whistles. The EF is our automated multi substrate press and future proof press platform. In our Technology Center we are going to show our potential customers what is possible when we push the limits when it comes to productivity, flexo print quality and flexible converting.”

The new Demo & Applications Technology Center is part of the local organization of MPS in North America, which includes local press manufacturing, technical consultancy, sales and marketing. Most importantly, MPS Systems North America has established local service offerings that include spare parts programs and US-based technical assistance.

Green Bay Packaging is looking forward to this development on its campus. “Having a state-of-the-art flexographic press available for print testing will be a tremendous addition to our product development efforts,” states Marty Olson, Green Bay Packaging Senior Vice President.  “In addition, offering visiting customers the opportunity to see our material convert will enhance tours of our facilities.”

© July 2017 Green Bay Packaging Inc

Expanding Service with our New Atlanta-Area Facility

Green Bay Packaging has opened a new slitting facility in Lithia Springs, GA. This location gives our customers in the Southeastern U.S. the benefit of a one-day lead time on a range of our most popular items. These structures are available on our trimless, TIP, program with a one slit roll minimum. Click here to see our TIP products for Atlanta, and our other distribution locations.

We are pleased that by extending the reach of our next-day turnaround service we can help more customers control their inventory and capture last-minute orders.

Interested in more information on our new location or our TIP products? Email us.

© June 2017 Green Bay Packaging Inc

Direct Thermal Upgrade

Our Economy Top Coated Direct Thermal Paper (024DT) has been modified for enhanced imaging. It will now be available under a new product code, 025DT.

In addition to an improved top coating, the base paper on this grade has changed. It is now lighter, which means savings in shipping costs for you.

A data sheet with a comparison between the two versions is available here.

As with 024DT, 025DT is resistant to water and oils, so it is the perfect choice for weigh scale labels. It is also heat resistant, which makes it suitable for shipping and logistics applications.

The transition to 025DT will take place toward the end of June. If you would like samples, please contact your sales representative, or email us.

© May 2017 Green Bay Packaging Inc

An Easier Way to Promote Your Business

Eliminate the time and expense of designing promotional labels with our new Art Library.  We built an area on our Customer Portal that is loaded with art files you can use to promote your company.

Whether you want to create awareness for your awesome printing skills, or launch a specific product or technology, there are dozens of designs you can choose from in a range of markets.

We have labels for craft beer, wine, spirits, personal care, food, and many more products.  Use them as is, or personalize them with your company or product information.  A couple of customized examples are shown to give you some inspiration.

We list suggestions for the materials to use, or you can make the label your own with a different facer choice.

This is all free to use.  All we ask is that you print these designs only on Green Bay Packaging stock.

To get started you simply need access to our Customer Portal.  Don’t have an account?  You can ask your Sales or Customer Service Representative to get you set up, or email us at

And keep checking in.  We regularly load new designs.

© April 2017 Green Bay Packaging Inc

Distinguished or Daring?

Let Your Label Speak for Itself.

What does your customer’s wine or beer label want to say? I’m elegant? Dangerous? Sophisticated? Fresh?

With our new Black Vellum (BKVLM) and Bright White Felt (70BWF) papers the label can speak loud and clear.

Black Vellum is a 60# paper that is black throughout – so no white edge to spoil the look. The Bright White Felt is 70# with an interesting texture that adds an extra sensory experience to the label.

Both are available paired with an ice bucket adhesive (747) on our trimless TIP program.

To see the mystery or feel the richness of these grades, contact us for samples.

© February 2017 Green Bay Packaging Inc

Let Our Green Master Skills Help You

In December, 2016 Green Bay Packaging received its sixth consecutive Green Masters Award from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. This award recognizes our ongoing sustainability initiatives.

If you share our commitment to supporting the environment, we can help you and your customers with eco-friendly products and services.

We offer –

  • FSC Certified Materials
  • Recycled Content Face Stocks
  • Recycling Compatible Adhesives
  • Thinner Liner
  • Natural Kraft Liner
  • Waste Matrix/Liner Recycling Options, and more.

To see a list of these resources, visit our website at

© January 2017 Green Bay Packaging Inc

Craft a Unique Label

Keep your customers’ craft brews and their distinctive labels looking great, even in harsh conditions.

Green Bay Packaging’s 54# wet strength semi-gloss (054WS) is designed to produce labels with vibrant graphics that withstand refrigerated and iced conditions.

A cost-effective alternative to film, 054WS is a perfect choice for chilled beverages, including beer, white wine, sparkling wine, and vodka. It’s also a great option for labeling refrigerated foods such as cheese, meat, produce, and pre-packaged meals.

054WS is available on trimless (TIP) with our 747 ice bucket adhesive and with both 40# kraft and 1.2 mil polyester liners.

To receive samples of 054WS, send us an email. For more information on 054WS and other beverage and wine label materials (some exclusive to Green Bay Packaging) check out

© November 2016 Green Bay Packaging Inc