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Haire Group is proud to announce its newest member to the team, Danny Lopez, as the Director of Business Development. Danny has an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Washington State University and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University Of Phoenix. This powerful combination of business acumen, industry expertise, and engineering makes Danny uniquely qualified for his new position at Haire.

Prior to joining the Haire Group team, Danny worked his way from Application Engineer to Product Engineer to Senior Territory Manager over the past 16 years at Alliance Machine Systems International.

“Danny Lopez is a tremendous addition to the Haire Group team. As we continue to grow and add to our team, it’s critically important that we do not lose sight of what has made us successful, a commitment to our core values and a philosophy rooted in taking care of the customer. Danny is a perfect fit for Haire. He is a high-integrity professional, extremely knowledgeable, and has a passion for taking care of the customer. We’re excited he’s on our team and taking on this new role for Haire,” said Mike Mulroe, President of Haire Group.

When Danny isn’t working, he is a huge family man. He loves spending time with his wife and two teenage children. He loves traveling and writing, recording, and playing music. Additionally, he is a huge soccer fan and can be found coaching or playing any chance he gets.

As Haire Group continues to build its team of experts - expect more. For more information on Haire Group, please call (219) 947-4545 or visit

Merrillville, Indiana: Keith Umlauf reports, “The year 2022 was another great one for Haire Group, thanks to our amazing employees and customers. Haire Group continued to grow and expand. In addition to our Apstar line of flexo folder gluers and rotary die cutters and the Encore set-up-while-run line of flexo folder gluers and rotary die cutters, we began selling the Engico Jumbo flexo folder gluer. With our expansive line of machinery, we are able to pair clients with the best machinery solutions for the best value to meet their specific needs."

Source: The Packaging Portal March 2022

Cumberland Container’s Apstar HG2 1228 Pays Dividends

The Apstar stood out from the crowd because of a combination of features. For starters, Cumberland purchased one of the first machines in North America with inside/outside printing capabilities in one pass. As a company known to be cutting edge, Cumberland Container jumped at the chance to be one of the first container companies with this capability. Additionally, the Cumberland team was really impressed with the Apstar’s extensive standard features, including a licensed SUN® Lead-Edge Feeder, ceramic wheels in vacuum transfers, center slot moveable head, and versatile abilities. “The Apstar HG2’s features make it a stand-out machine.

When you combine that with parts that can be sourced locally and are in stock in Merrillville, IN the Apstar quickly became the clear choice,” explained Andrew Miller, Operations Manager.

Nearly three years after installation, Cumberland Container continues to applaud the Apstar HG2. “The Apstar has been a fantastic addition. It has performed exponentially better than our S&S FFG. Our purchase has paid dividends,” commented Tim Dunn, CFO.

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Source: Board Converting News March 28, 2022 Issue 

Flying ‘Under The Radar,’ American Box Company Soars

“Like many other independent box makers, we’ve enjoyed tremendous growth and we’re very fortunate that business is good,” adds Hayden, who took over day-to-day operations of American Box 10 years ago. He relied on the instincts sharpened from decades of corrugated industry experience to invest in a game-changing piece of equipment in early 2020, just prior to the onset of Covid-19.

“Everyone thought I was losing my mind when I made my ‘pandemic purchase,’” he says of Haire Group’s newest line, the FD 618, a 4-color, 24-inch by 70-inch high-speed mini flexo folder gluer. “Our mini was running at capacity when Haire came out with this newest machine and we saw an opportunity to grow our line. The machine was a perfect fit. We call it the Darth Vader.”

"Rand-Whitney's legacy facility in Massachusetts is boosting capacity with a new APSTAR rotary diecutter and a second evol flexo." - Jackie Schultz