Niles-Based Fort Dearborn Co. Prints 61 Million Labels a Day

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Niles-Based Fort Dearborn Co. Prints 61 Million Labels a Day


Byline: Nicole Pegues Medill News Service

Business profile

Chief Executive Officer: Richard Adler Jr.

Business: Fort Dearborn Co.

Headquarters: Niles

Type of business: Labels

Revenue: $189 million

Web site: www.fortdearborn.com

Stumbling financially in recent years, Fort Dearborn Co. appears to be regaining its footing.

The Niles-based label maker anticipates double-digit growth this year, printing 61 million labels a day.

"We're a success story in the making," said Richard Adler Jr., president and chief executive officer. Adler's family founded the company in 1925 and it's still family owned.

The company turned a 2003 loss into a 2004 profit by streamlining and cost cutting, Adler said. Last year, the firm racked up $189 million in sales. These days, Fort Dearborn has 805 employees manning six manufacturing facilities, including a plant in Elk Grove Village.

Fort Dearborn manufactures digital print labels for consumer products. Its customers include Kraft Foods Inc., Unilever PLC/Unilever NV and Sherwin-Williams Co.

Susan Chamberlin, director of purchasing, packaging and paper at Del Monte Foods Co., calls Fort Dearborn, "one of the best in the industry."

"There's been a very interactive relationship between the two companies and a high level of connection," Chamberlin said.

But the turnaround came at a price. Facilities in Mexico City and Lake Forest were shuttered and it sold its facilities in Hull, England. …

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