The two companies will form a new varnish company in Los Angeles to service the lithographic ink companies on the West Coast. Westcoast Inksolutions LLC, which will be a separate entity, will have manufacturing and a combined technical team to support the West Coast ink companies.
Dan DeLegge and his technical staff will joined forces with Greg Lindner, who will be general manager, to develop vehicles, additives and overprint varnishes for the individual needs of the West Coast customers. The manufacturing site will remain in Hawthorne, CA.
“We feel that this move will be extremely beneficial to the ink manufacturers on the West Coast that have not had the advantage of local supply and technical support in the past,” said John Jilek, president-again. “Currently, the West Coast ink manufacturers do not have local manufacturing and technical support from their varnish suppliers, and with the high demands placed on ink manufacturers, there is a need for technical support.”