Mill Rock Packaging acquires Impressions Inc

Mill Rock Packaging Partners LLC has acquired Impressions Inc, a packaging and printing company, specializing in the production of custom folding cartons and ancillary products for various end markets.

Mill Rock Packaging is a growth-oriented specialty packaging company focused on design, innovation and technology, strong operational capabilities and high levels of customer service. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Impressions, based in St. Paul, MN and founded in 1967 by Mark Jorgensen, Sr., is a paperboard packaging and commercial printing company, whose products are supplied to a variety of end-use markets, including pharmaceuticals, health and beauty and other daily-use products. Impressions offers lithographic printing and a host of value-added services, including product engineering, prototyping and post-print production.  The company operates state-of-the-art 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 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 Bob Feeser, Vice Chairman, Mill Rock Packaging and Senior Partner, Mill Rock Capital. “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.”

Allen Ennis, CEO, Mill Rock Packaging, added, “Impressions has set a standard for quality service in our industry for many years. We view the business as a key component of Mill Rock Packaging’s geographic expansion strategy, and we expect meaningful future investment to accelerate attainment of this objective.”

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

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