The Ohio Art Company Acquires Allstate Can Corporation

The Ohio Art Company, one of the leading metal lithography companies in the world, has announced that it has acquired all of the assets of Allstate Can Company, a premier general and specialty can maker in the United States. The acquisition, according to Elena West, CEO of The Ohio Art Company, “will significantly broaden our capabilities beyond lithography, allowing us to deliver a broad range of services to meet customer demand and supporting continued growth for the company.”

The Ohio Art Company has been one of the premier metal lithographers since its first lithography press was installed in 1915. The Bryan-Ohio based company, likely best known for the iconic Etch A Sketch toy, has been squarely focused on building its lithography business since selling the Etch A Sketch brand in 2016. The company specializes in precision printing and beautiful color reproduction and knows Allstate Can Corporation well as they have been a customer for more than two decades, providing strong synergy and complimentary services all benefitting the needs of customers.

Allstate Can Corporation, with over 100 years of experience in the can industry, was previously owned by the Papera family and is one of the last independent general and specialty can making operations in the United States. The company has manufacturing facilities in New Jersey and Nevada and provides a broad product offering of decorative and industrial cans across many product segments, including food, cosmetics, chemical and petroleum, children’s entertainment, home goods and military applications.

The acquisition allows The Ohio Art Company to significantly expand its manufacturing capabilities at a time when customers are looking for turnkey services. Beyond lithography and coating, the company will now provide a broad range of services including on campus partnerships with steel sourcing and servicing companies, pre-press platemaking resources, conventional coating and printing, UV coating and printing, metal stamping, full-service can making and warehousing.

“This acquisition is a key step in our strategic business focus to meet growing customer demands, allowing us to develop production strategies to meet all of the metal packaging needs of current and prospective customers,” says West. “And we couldn’t have found a better partner than the Allstate Can Corporation which, like The Ohio Art Company, has been focused on delivering high quality, professional products and services for more than a decade.”

“Our team is thrilled to become part of The Ohio Art Company,” says Mike Papera with Allstate Can Corporation. “We have successfully worked together for more than 20 years and together we will provide customers with unmatched experience in quality, manufacturing and customer service,” he adds.

The company also announced that Dave D’Agostino has been appointed as Director of Sales and will work closely with CEO West and Martin Killgallon, President of The Ohio Art Company. Mike Papera will continue in his role as Sr. Director of Procurement at Allstate Can Corporation.

“These are exciting times for both The Ohio Art Company and Allstate Can Corporation,” concludes Killgallon, “as we meet market demands with a broader set of capabilities and services and continue to build our business in a meaningful manner.”

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