Top Companies Report

13. American Inks & Coatings


3400 N. Hutchinson St.

Pine Bluff, AR 71602

Phone: (870) 247-2080

Fax: (870) 247-5317

Sales: $85 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; Michael Mosley, COO; Scott Clark, VP and general manager.


Number of Employees: 217.


Operating Facilities: Pine Bluff, AR; Winston-Salem, NC; Shreveport, LA; Portland, OR; Ontario, CA; San Leandro, CA; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; Louisville, KY; Chicago, IL.


Comments: The packaging market remains strong, and packaging ink specialists are seeing growth. For American Inks & Coatings (AIC), the sixth-largest U.S. packaging ink manufacturer, 2012 saw strong growth, as the company combined sales gains from its customer base as well as from its 2011 acquisition of Graphic Sciences.


AIC’s key markets include flexible packaging, folding carton, multi-wall bags and gift wrap ink markets, and the addition of Graphic Sciences, a water-based corrugated ink specialist, in October 2011 gave the country a strong position in that segment.


Michael Mosley, COO of American Inks & Coatings, noted that packaging is AIC’s key market, and added that the company expects to see “continued growth in the markets we serve.”