The Cincinnati Ink Club Golf Outing 2014

DATE:          Thursday, July 24th, 2014
TIME: 9:30 am shotgun start, scramble format.
PLACE Boone Links Golf Club, Florence, KY
PICNIC Immediately after golf with dinner served @ 4pm
PRICE: $100.00/person - includes golf and dinner
$40.00/person - dinner only

QUESTIONS: Please contact Jim Chapman @ 513-702-5743 OR email

Lawter Announces Transfer of its Varnish Business to Kustom Group

Lawter announces the transfer of its varnish business to Kustom Group, wherein Kustom Group will produce, market, and sell these varnishes in North America and the Caribbean Islands. Lawter will continue to produce, market, and sell its varnishes in other global regions.

Lawter will permanently close its LaVergne, TN., manufacturing facility. “In an effort to better align our company’s strategy, we will focus on our strength in North America supplying resin and resin solutions to the ink industry,” said Nob Makino, Lawter’s Chairman & CEO.

This announcement will affect nine Lawter associates at the LaVergne facility, and the company plans to provide them with comprehensive severance and outplacement assistance.

“Throughout its long history, the LaVergne team has always set a high standard in terms of production and safety, and we have the utmost gratitude and respect for everyone who has worked there over the years, for their contributions to Lawter,” Mr. Makino stated.

“Lawter is pleased to have this opportunity to expand our long-standing relationship with Kustom Group,” said Jeroen Triesscheijn, EVP & COO of Lawter. “We feel that this will be a nice fit. We plan to work closely with Kustom Group to safeguard the transfer of the varnish business in North America and the Caribbean Islands to make it a seamless transition for our customers.”

Lawter’s Global Headquarters is located in Chicago, IL USA. Lawter is owned by a joint venture between Harima Chemicals Inc. and Mitsubishi Corporation. The company is a leading global supplier of resins and additives to the graphics arts, adhesives, aroma chemical, synthetic rubber, and specialty coating industries. Additional information is available at

Nestle Compliant Facility

December 10, 2013

Richwood, KY – Kustom Group is proud to announce the ground breaking of its new separate building for manufacturing Nestle compliant products as well as products which must be produced with Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). The new facility will be located on the current Kustom Group manufacturing site but will be its own separate building, allowing for production of products with no possibility of cross contamination. The ink raw materials, overprints and coatings made in this facility will serve markets such as food packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, personal care packaging and medical device packaging. Kustom looks forward to having this facility operational in mid 2014.


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