Griffin Holdings, LLC Completes Acquisition of Tufco Technologies Inc.

Posted on: March 12th, 2014 by jeffgarsow No Comments

LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Griffin Holdings, LLC (“Griffin”), a privately held investment firm, has announced the completion of the acquisition of Tufco Technologies Inc. (“Tufco”) (NASDAQ:  TFCO) in a go-private transaction.  Effective immediately, Tufco shares will be delisted and will cease to trade on the NASDAQ Capital Markets.

Tufco, based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, is EPA and FDA registered, and ISO 9001:2008 Certified, operating the largest contract manufacturing company of branded wet and dry wipes in the Unites States.  In order to meet the needs of its wipes customers, Tufco also offers custom formulation development and blending as well as microbiological services.  Tufco is also a provider of business-to-business wide web flexographic printing, and hot melt adhesive laminating.

Tufco’s Business Imaging division, HAMCO Manufacturing (“HAMCO”), was also purchased in this transaction.  HAMCO, based in Newton, North Carolina is a business-to-business category leader of custom printed POS and ATM rolls and business forms.

“Tufco Technologies is well regarded and respected in the markets it serves and we are delighted to add them to our investment portfolio.  Tufco’s presence in four different industries allows us to cast a wider net when looking for strategic acquisitions, add-ons and tuck-ins for this platform company”, said a company spokesperson.  “We welcome the loyal and hardworking employees of Tufco and HAMCO to the Griffin Holdings family”.

ABOUT GRIFFIN HOLDINGS, LLC

Founded in 2008, Griffin Holdings, LLC is a Los Angeles, California based, privately held investment firm that specializes in leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, growth equity and recapitalizations.  The company seeks to augment its portfolio company businesses by providing its operational and financial expertise.  For more information please visit us at www.griffinhld.com

ABOUT TUFCO TECHNOLOGIES INC.

Tufco Technologies Inc., founded in 1992, provides integrated manufacturing services including wet wipe converting, wide web flexographic printing, hot melt adhesive laminating, folding, integrated downstream packaging, quality and microbiological process management, and manufactures and distributes business imaging paper products. The Company has become a leading provider of contract manufacturing and specialty printing services, and supplier of value-added custom paper products. The Company’s principal executive offices are located at 3161 South Ridge Road, Green Bay, WI 54304/PO Box 23500, Green Bay, WI 54305-3500, and its telephone number is (920) 336-0054. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.tufco.com

For More Information Contact: info@griffinhld.com

 

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Tufco Preheating Process Improves
 Hot Melt Lamination Bond Strength

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013 by sales 2 Comments

New equipment helps increase bonding strength in hot melt lamination

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Commercial adhesive laminating specialist Tufco Technologies Inc. introduces the addition of an integrated pre-heating process that improves the bond strength with certain substrates.tufco hot melt lamination

Tufco’s ability to preheat materials prior to completing the hot melt laminating process generates enhanced adhesion and reduced adhesive add-on rates. This results in a more economical commercial adhesive laminating capability on substrates up to 120 inches in width.

Tufco is an award-winning supplier of wide web flexographic printing and adhesive laminations. The company creates cost-effective solutions for its customers at operations in Green Bay, Wis., and Newton, N.C.

For more information on Tufco’s hot melt laminating capabilities, contact:

John Michaud
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Tufco Technologies, Inc.
www.tufco.com
P. O. Box 23500
Green Bay, WI 54305-3500
(920) 336-0054
336-9041 (Fax)

Tags: hot melt laminating , personal care wipes manufacturer, hot melt lamination, adhesive lamination

 

Tufco Introduces Custom Formulations For Wet Wipes Manufacturing

Posted on: July 31st, 2013 by Kiar Olson No Comments

Tufco Technologies Inc. introduces custom formulations capabilities to meet the needs of its contract customers

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Wet wipes manufacturer Tufco Technologies Inc. introduces custom formulations capabilities to meet the needs of its contract customers.

Tufco offers full-service formulation development for a variety of non-woven materials that can be used in the wet wipes manufacturing process.

An award-winning supplier of wet and dry wipes, wide web flexographic printing and adhesive laminations, Tufco creates cost-effective solutions for its customers at operations in Green Bay, Wis., and Newton, N.C.

For more information on Tufco’s wet wipes manufacturing capabilities, please contact:

John Michaud
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Tufco Technologies, Inc.
P. O. Box 23500
Green Bay, WI 54305-3500
(920) 336-0054
(920) 336-9041 (Fax)

Tags: custom formulations development, wet wipes manufacturing, wet wipes manufacturer, wet wipes, dry wipes

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Tufco Technologies Earns Gold Award

Posted on: May 9th, 2013 by Kiar Olson No Comments

Tufco Technologies Earns Gold Award From Flexographic Technical Association

 

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Tufco Technologies Inc. earned a Gold Award for Excellence in Flexographic Printing at the Flexographic Technical Association’s 54th Annual Forum in San Diego.

Tufco’s award came in the Wide Web category, capturing honors for its My Little Pony Tablecover entry in the Process-Uncoated division.

Tufco’s ability to create cost-effective solutions for its customers makes it one of the leading flexographic printers in Wisconsin. The company leverages the high-speed capabilities of its two W & H wide-web, eight-color presses to supplement in-house prepress management and shorten project times.

Tufco employs approximately 350 associates at its corporate offices and plant operations in Green Bay, Wis., and another 100 at its plant in Newton, N.C.

Flexibility Makes Tufco a Leading Flexographic Printer

Posted on: March 12th, 2013 by sales No Comments

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Flexographic printer Tufco Technologies Inc. provides high-quality, solvent- and water-based printing on a variety of substrates for the business-to-business market.

Tufco’s ability to create cost-effective solutions for its customers makes it one of the leading flexographic printers in Wisconsin.

A recipient of multiple awards from the Flexographic Technical Association, Tufco leverages the high-speed capabilities of its two W & H wide-web, eight-color presses to supplement in-house prepress management and shorten project times.

Tufco Technologies, Inc. Wins Top Performing Global Partner Excellence Award From P&G For The Second Straight Year

Posted on: September 12th, 2012 by sales No Comments

Tufco Wins Procter & Gamble’s Top Performing Global Partner Excellence Award

GREEN BAY, WI (September 12, 2012) –Tufco Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFCO), a leading contract manufacturer of wipes in North America and a leader in flexographic printing, adhesive laminations and business imaging products, today announced winning Procter & Gamble Company’s External Business Partner Excellence Award for the second straight year.

John Michaud, Tufco’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, “Less than .1% of P&G’s vendors are given this award, so this puts Tufco in rare company. We are thrilled to have won this for the second year in a row. This is a huge endorsement of the quality and service levels Tufco provides for its customers.”

For more information please check out the official release here:

P&G Official Release

 

Tufco, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin and North Carolina.

 

Contact:

John Michaud
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Tufco Technologies, Inc.
P. O. Box 23500
Green Bay, WI 54305-3500
http://www.tufco.com
(920) 336-0054
(920) 336-9041 (Fax)

Tufco Technologies, Inc. Announces Addition Of New Assets To Their Wipes Converting Operation

Posted on: August 29th, 2012 by sales No Comments

GREEN BAY, WI (August 28, 2012)–Tufco Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFCO), a leading contract manufacturer of wipes in North America and a leader in flexographic printing, adhesive laminations and business imaging products, today announced the purchase of additional assets to support the growth of their wipes converting operation.  The new equipment includes two Ilapak Delta 3000 LD-HS Flow Wrappers on their PCMC Clipper #2 converter and a H22S, 7 lane, Single Fold, Horizontal Towelette, form/fill/seal machine from Circle Packaging.

wipes converting and wipes manufacturerCommenting on this latest equipment expansion, John Michaud, Tufco’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, “These assets couldn’t have come at a better time.  The Ilapaks are high speed machines, have a very wide operating window and include automatic splicing and in-line die-cut and labeling.  They will increase capacity while eliminating current downstream bottlenecks and the off-line die-cut and label process.  The H22S from Circle Packaging will give us more options on package size and boost our competitive position in the single count towelette market.  These investments were integral to our corporate objective of decreasing waste and downtime and were needed to support our current sales growth”.

Tufco, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin and North Carolina.

Contact:
John Michaud
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Tufco Technologies, Inc.
P. O. Box 23500
Green Bay, WI 54305-3500
(920) 336-0054
(920) 336-9041 (Fax)

 

Tufco unveils it’s new look and website

Posted on: August 10th, 2012 by sales No Comments

Tufco, an industry leader in contract manufacturing, released it’s new logo and website.

Tufco Announces Expansion of Canister Capabilities

Posted on: February 27th, 2012 by sales No Comments

Tufco Technologies, Inc. Announces Expansion Of Canister Converting Capabilities To Support Growth

GREEN BAY, WI (February 27, 2012)–Tufco Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: TFCO), a leading contract manufacturer of wet and dry wipes in North America and a leader in specialty printing services and business imaging products, today announced the start-up of their new canister line, the new Elsner ENR-1000 rewinder.

 

Commenting on this latest equipment expansion, John Michaud, Tufco’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, “We are ecstatic to add this piece of equipment to Tufco’s already sizeable portfolio of assets.  This machine is very flexible and will give us the increased capacity we need to support our growth while decreasing waste and downtime.

 

Tufco, headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin and North Carolina.

 

Contact:

John Michaud
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Tufco Technologies, Inc.
P. O. Box 23500
Green Bay, WI 54305-3500
(920) 336-0054
(920) 336-9041 (Fax)

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