California Packaging Companies Merge

All American Label & Packaging (AALP) recently merged with Western Shield Label and Packaging, a provider of pressure-sensitive prime labels and packaging solutions to the food and beverage, health and beauty, and industrials sectors.

“AALP complements Western Shield in many ways,” says Nizar Elias, Western Shield CEO, in a news release. “AALP serves similar and adjacent end markets, such wine and spirits, and will allow us to extend our manufacturing footprint into the Southeast.”

Terms of the merger were not disclosed.

Brad Brown, founder of AALP, says his company evaluated several opportunities in the market but opted for the merger with Western Shield because of “sales and operational synergies.”

Founded in 1995, AALP is headquartered in Dublin, California, and has operations in Memphis, Tennessee. It produces flexographic, digital, and offset labels, as well as shrink sleeves, folding cartons, flexible packaging, and grand format signage. 

Since 1970, Western Shield Label Company has provided custom-printed labels and packaging for manufacturers, distributors, and brokers throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada. It has locations in Dallas, Texas; Middletown, Ohio; and is headquartered in Rancho Dominguez, California.