Colbert Packaging Installs State-of-the-Art Signature Folder Gluer

KENOSHA, Wis. – Colbert Packaging Corporation , a premier provider of paperboard packaging solutions, announces its implementation of a new Signature™ Compact Folder Gluer in its Kenosha, Wisconsin facility. To satisfy growing demand for speed and accuracy, coupled with cost efficiency, the model 90 SLB includes a Sig Feed pre-feeder, Sig Pack auto carton packer, Leary glue system, overhead auto ejection system and more. This equipment will help Colbert employees meet and exceed the stringent quality expectations of their pharmaceutical and consumer product customers.

“The new Signature equipment, quite literally, enables our Kenosha plant to operate on all cylinders," says Bill Snyder, VP of Operations. “Now we can serve our customers an even wider variety of cartons from a single machine." From the operator’s perspective, this machine is easier to use and involves less repetitive motion. Improved efficiency means more work can be accomplished in less time.

“Since the Leary glue system is aligned with the inline auto eject for defective cartons, we can achieve 100% glue and barcode detection, ensuring our customers receive the premier quality product Colbert is known for," says Oscar Costilla, Colbert finishing manager, “and with Signature’s exclusive distributor, American International Machinery, just a few minutes away, technical support is readily available."

Additional features of the Signature model 90 include a multi-feeder, left- and right-hand glue pots, motorized carriers with digital indicators for easy make-ready on repeat jobs, crash-lock bottom capabilities, two-code reader and placement detection.

­­Colbert has manufacturing locations in Lake Forest, IL; Kenosha, WI; and Elkhart, IN. The corporate office is in Lake Forest. To learn more about its pharmaceutical and consumer packaging options or to search for open positions, visit .

Colbert Packaging Corporation is a family-owned business with extensive R & D capabilities and a solid reputation for excellence. Founded in 1959, Colbert Packaging has grown its repertoire of paperboard packaging solutions into what has become one of the most comprehensive, diverse and inventive portfolios in the industry. Lake Forest, Ill., is home to Colbert’s headquarters and its flagship custom folding carton operation; flexographic-printed cartons, pressure-sensitive roll labels and package inserts are produced in Kenosha, Wis.; and folding cartons, rigid setup boxes and paper tray forming is handled in its Elkhart, Ind. facility. Learn more at .