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Pacon Corporation Acquires CPP International, Arts and Crafts Division

Acquisition enhances Pacon’s Art and Craft product offering

APPLETON, WI (Oct. 26, 2017) – Pacon Corporation, a leading global supplier of education, art, and craft products, announced today that it acquired certain assets of CPP International, LLC’s Arts and Crafts Division. Under the terms of the agreement, Pacon acquired CPP’s Ghostline® and UCreate™ branded product lines.

CPP (Carolina Pad and Paper) serves the retail market with a variety of art and craft products under the popular Ghostline® and UCreate™ brands, including construction paper, art pads, and poster board. In addition, CPP is well known for its Studio C® brand, a line of fashion-forward notebooks, binders, planners, backpacks, and accessories. CPP will continue to manufacture and market the Studio C® line of products.

With this acquisition, Pacon now offers customers an even more extensive line of art and craft products, strengthening its ability to be a single-source supplier for educational aids, paper products, and art and craft materials.

“We are excited to expand our art and craft category through this acquisition,” said Jim Schmitz, President & CEO of Pacon Corporation. “The addition of Ghostline® and UCreate™ products supports our mission to engage, inspire, and empower teachers, students, and artists to be their best by providing them superior educational and art products. CPP has many loyal customers. The entire Pacon team is determined to deliver excellent customer service and exceptional product quality to ensure we earn and sustain their trust.”

CPP’s arts and crafts business will be moved to Pacon’s facilities in Appleton, Wisconsin. Financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

About Pacon Corporation
Pacon provides a wide range of educational aids, paper products, and art and craft materials. Since 1951, teachers, students, parents, and artists have relied on Pacon products to help them teach, learn, and create. From children’s art and craft materials to fine art papers, Pacon is committed to offering innovative products to enable and inspire teachers, students, and artists to be their best.

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