Pine Bluff, AR 71602
Phone: (870) 247-2080
Fax: (870) 247-5317
Sales: $130 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, president; Scott Clark, VP and general manager.
Number of Employees: 310.
Operating Facilities: Pine Bluff, AR; Winston-Salem, NC; Shreveport, LA; Portland, OR; Ontario, CA; San Leandro, CA; Dallas, TX; Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; Fairfield, OH; Mississauga, Ontario.
Comments: The sixth-largest U.S. packaging ink manufacturer, American Inks & Coatings (AIC) had a tremendous year in 2015, with sales growing more than 13% to $130 million.
AIC’s key markets include water- and solvent-based inks for flexible packaging, folding carton, multi-wall bags, gift wrap and corrugated printing. Jerry Mosley, AIC’s CEO, said that the company’s employees and its complete focus on the growing packaging market are keys to the company’s success.
“There is clearly an evolution occurring in the printing industry, with packaging doing particularly well,” said Mosley. “What printing segments are showing the most opportunities, and how is American Inks & Coatings capitalizing on its strengths to make gains in these fields? I believe our strength as a company lies in our people and the shared vision we have for our company and the industries we serve. Packaging is all we do, we continue to look for opportunities to both fortify our positions within our current customers, as well as find new ways to grow within the industry we serve.”
American Inks & Coatings had a number of highlights in 2015; Mosley noted that its co-supplier summit was particularly noteworthy.
“Our co-supplier summit, which took place in August, was something we picked up from George Sickinger in the CRI (Color Resolutions International) acquisition from last year,” Mosley said. “We brought in a panel of customers and suppliers to discuss a variety of topics over a day and a half. This one in particular was focused on corrugated, but I can see us using a similar platform for other industries. Everyone took something away from that day and a half, and I think it plays perfectly into our goal to be a value added supplier to the industries we serve.”
AIC is working hard with its customers to meet regulatory mandates. “We continue to address the needs of our customers through in house personnel and outside consultants,” Mosley added.
Mosley anticipates further growth in 2016 and beyond for AIC. “As long as our current strategy leads to continued success, we are going to look for opportunities to grow our business,” Mosley concluded.