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Wikoff Color Opens New Wauconda, IL Facility, Adds New Director


In response to its growth in sales in the Chicago area, Wikoff Color Corporation, Fort Mill, SC, has opened a new manufacturing facility in Wauconda, IL.
Previously, Wikoff Color rented a smaller plant in Wauconda, which is just north of Chicago, but the company’s sales growth necessitated the move to acquire a new state-of-the-art 6,000 square foot manufacturing plant. The new facility, which features new laboratory and support services, can be expanded to accommodate future growth.
“Wikoff had been in this market for several years but had already outgrown our old facility,” said Phil Lambert, president of Wikoff Color. “We needed more space to provide our customers with increased manufacturing and support capabilities. Our new plant will serve Chicago and the southern Wisconsin markets, and will manufacture conventional litho and flexo inks.”
Closer to home, Wikoff Color’s Fort Mill facility, its largest manufacturing plant, passed its ISO recertification audit. The Fort Mill plant was successfully recertified to the ISO-9002:1994 standard with zero non-conformances at the end of the audit.
Wikoff Color also named Veda Ferazzo Clark to its Board of Directors.
Ms. Clark is the president and CEO of Litecontrol Corporation, a Hansen, MA-based employee-owned manufacturer of linear architectural fluorescent lighting for commercial and institutional buildings in North America.     
Prior to joining Litecontrol 15 years ago, Ms. Clark was a general management consultant with companies such as Harbridge House, The Forum Corporation and the American Management Association.  She has a B.A. in English and philosophy from Goucher College and an M.B.A. from Boston University.
“Wikoff Color is an employee-owned ink and coating manufacturer, and her experience in managing an employee-owned manufacturing company makes her a strong addition to our Board of Directors,” Mr. Lambert said.