Rick Gant and Ron Valtierra bring 20 years of wine shipping, fulfillment, packaging design and high end graphic design experience to Acorn West. The Napa location will offer customers a one stop shop opportunity for all wine packaging needs, including on-site graphics, photography and packaging design. Rick and Ron recognize that this flexibility is what the wine industry has been lacking for sometime. With the strength of Acorn support, the Napa Location will also be developing new products in both Pulp and EPS. Gant and Valtierra feel that this partnership with Acorn will introduce innovation and a new perspective to the wine industry.
Coupled with the 2012 acquisition of D&K paper in San Luis Obispo, Acorn Paper Products is now well positioned to grow its presence in the California wine markets. With large distribution centers in Southern California, Central California, and Northern California, Acorn is well positioned to leverage our large purchasing volumes and packaging expertise to service the California wine industry as well as our traditional markets in manufacturing, service, and technology. Acorn will offer competitive products through our in house corrugated facilities and work with our existing packaging partners to create exciting new products for the industry. Acorn Paper Products' expertise in distribution, sourcing, and logistics will work extremely well in bringing California's world class wines into the various distribution channels.
Acorn Paper and Acorn West are one of the largest independently owned paper and packaging companies in the western U.S. with over 350 employees and annual sales approaching $100 million dollars. With over 500,000 sq ft of distribution facilities in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Luis Obispo, and Napa, Acorn is continually looking for continued expansion in new markets.