CHICAGO--RR Donnelley & Sons has acquired Genesis Packaging & Design Inc. of Lemont, IL. The move expands the firm's international packaging services that include design, print, production, finishing, assembly, pack-out and other capabilities. John Paloian, RR Donnelley's chief operatng officer, comments, "The addition of Genesis complements our platform with a centrally located facility, a superb range of capabilities and deep experience. Genesis enhances our ability to serve packaged food and beverage producers, pharmaceutical companies, consumer electronics manufacturers, retailers, consumer packaged goods producers, educational publishers, and a range of other customers."
Vincent J. Barratta, president, Genesis Packagings, adds, "Genesis has built a reputation for delivering great creative services and fast, efficient production." Among the value-added capabilities it brings RR Donnelley is the ability to print and coat on the inside of packaging products--something seen as highly desireable to the food and beverage industry.