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Universal Packaging Inc & Jelinek Cork Group announce Partnership

Date: 04/26/10

Universal Packaging Inc is pleased to announce a new strategic partnership with Jelinek Cork Group. This partnership will revolve around Jelinek Cork Group becoming a major closure supplier in North America for UPI.

This is a significant new development for both Universal Packaging Inc. and Jelinek Cork Group. Mac McLellan, President of Universal Packaging states “we are thrilled about this new partnership with Jelinek Cork Group. Like us, Jelinek has been in business for a long time and it has built its reputation on quality. They have the same family-owned, small company value set that we treasure”. Jay Jelinek, Managing Director of Jelinek Cork Group adds “Universal Packaging Inc has the Sales, Marketing and Logistical support network that will help grow our brand in the important Wine and Spirit industries. Our unique product offerings will fit in perfectly with UPI’s ability to fully service these industries directly”.

Universal Packaging Inc. is one of North America’s largest bottle Screen Printers and Glass Distributors. UPI has been servicing its customers across North America since 1985. It is a “one-stop” packaging supply company to the Micro Distilling industry. UPI offers the following services: Domestic and Imported Glass Supply, high-end bottle Screen Printing, Printed Cartons, Bar-top Closures, Capsules, Wooden Boxes, Graphic Design, Logistics and Warehousing.

Jelinek Cork Group was founded in Europe in 1855 and is one of the oldest continually active cork companies in the world. It has offices and operations in Canada, the United States and throughout Europe. It is a high-end supplier of cork products, bar top and synthetic closures to the Wine and Spirit industries.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Pelkey – Vice President – Marketing
Ph 250-549-1323 x234

Fay Stallen - Vice President – Business Development
Ph 905-827-6707

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