Top Companies Report

12. American Inks & Coatings


3400 N. Hutchinson St.
Pine Bluff, AR 71602
Phone: (870) 247-2080
Fax: (870) 247-5317
Sales: $65 million in ink and coatings.

Major Products: Water- and solvent-based flexo and gravure packaging inks and coatings; UV and EB coatings.

Key Personnel: Jerry Mosley, CEO; Mitch Baker, president; Michael Mosley, CFO; Scott Clark, VP and general manager. 

Number of Employees: 162. 

Operating Facilities: Pine Bluff, AR; Winston-Salem, NC; West Memphis, TN.

Comments: For American Inks & Coatings (AIC), a leader in the packaging ink industry, 2009 was a strong year, as the company’s sales grew more than 18 percent to $65 million.

“We had a terrific year,” said Mitch Baker, AIC’s president. “Our growth was pretty uniform in all markets, and a little better in water-based flexo and folding carton.”

AIC offers a complete range of inks and coatings, including water-based inks for multiwall bag, high graphics corrugated, folding carton, gift wrap and other packaging, and solvent-based inks for flexible packaging, including laminations and other innovative applications. 

Mr. Baker is optimistic about 2010, and anticipates continued growth for American Inks & Coatings.

“We think we have a really good year in store ahead,” Mr. Baker said.