Wadsworth, Ohio based Rohrer Corporation, a retail-packaging designer and manufacturer, last week announced that it closed on the acquisition of Jay Packaging Group, a premier specialty printing and thermoforming company. The addition of Jay Packaging Group to Rohrer strengthens the combined capabilities of both companies in the areas of high-end printing and decorating, carded blister, thermoformed, and folded carton packaging.

Jay Packaging Group is based in Warwick, Rhode Island. Since its founding in 1945, it has grown into one of the industry’s most creative package design, enhancement, and solutions companies in the Northeast for printing, folding cartons, and plastic components. Jay Packaging Group serves a variety of industries, including niche packaging for the beauty, luxe, home and health markets.

“Jay Packaging Group is an innovative company with talented employees. It’s exciting to expand our operations to the East Coast and invest in the people, plants and profitability of both businesses,” said Steve Wirrig, CEO of Rohrer Corporation. “Together, we can provide our customers with best of both worlds – unbeatable packaging solutions through Rohrer’s ezComboSM programs and custom printing and packaging options through Jay Packaging Group.”

Richard Kelly, CEO and co-owner of Jay Packaging Group added, “I am proud of our team, and the business we have built over the years. I am confident the integration of Jay Packaging Group into Rohrer’s network will make both organizations stronger, and position us for further investment, growth and job creation.” Mesirow acted as the financial advisor to Jay Packaging Group on the sale to Rohrer Corporation.

Rohrer Corporation is a portfolio company of Wellspring Capital Management. 

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