New York City based Mill Rock Capital, a private investment firm, announced that its portfolio company Mill Rock Packaging Partners LLC has acquired Impressions Incorporated, a packaging and printing company specializing in the complete production of custom folding cartons and ancillary products for various end markets. Mill Rock Packaging is a growth-oriented specialty packaging company focused on strong design, innovation capabilities. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. 

Impressions, is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, and was founded in 1967 by Mark Jorgensen, Sr. The company’s core offering spans a broad range of high-end, eco-friendly, customized folding cartons for consumer staples, pharmaceuticals, health and beauty and other daily-use products. Impressions also offers lithographic printing and a host of value-added services, including product engineering, prototyping and post-print production. The company operates production facilities in St. Paul and Hutchinson, Minnesota.

Impressions will operate as a sister company to Mill Rock Packaging’s other operations and become the leading edge to its national expansion strategy. The combined platform comprises five converting facilities offering high-design paperboard packaging to an attractive range of daily needs-driven consumer markets, supported by a comprehensive suite of value-added services. In connection with the transaction, Impressions’ leadership made a significant investment in Mill Rock Packaging.

“Joining forces with Impressions is an exciting development for the clients, suppliers and associates of both organizations,” said Mill Rock Packaging Vice Chairman and Mill Rock Capital Senior Partner Bob Feeser. “The transaction marks our entry into the important Midwest market and will enable us to expand our product and value-added service offerings across the combined footprint.”  

“Mill Rock is the ideal partner to sustain Impressions’ longstanding commitment to quality, innovation and reliability,” said Impressions CEO Mike Jorgensen. “Our shared vision for growth will benefit greatly from the additional resources and capability of the broader platform.”

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