Minnetonka, MN  – APPLIED Adhesives, a leading manufacturer and value-added distributor of adhesive products in North America, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Premier Packaging Solutions, a distributor of hot-melt and water-based adhesives based in Chattanooga, TN. APPLIED Adhesives’ acquisition of Premier strengthens their North American sales and service footprint as well as their commitment to providing customers unparalleled local technical service, problem solving support, and product solutions.

“Premier has built a very impressive, customer-focused business over the past nine years and we are pleased that they chose to join forces with APPLIED Adhesives, ” said Dan Horner, CEO of APPLIED Adhesives. “Premier shares our philosophy of providing exceptional service, exceptional value, and superior adhesive solutions for our customers.”

Premier Packaging founder Bob Hamilton and his son Dillon Hamilton will join the APPLIED Adhesives team.

“We have succeeded by always putting our customer’s needs first and providing the best adhesive solutions that optimize their manufacturing processes,” said Bob Hamilton, Founder and President of Premier Packaging Solutions. “and the fact that APPLIED Adhesives shares that philosophy made the decision to combine APPLIED Adhesives and Premier an easy one. Dillon and I look forward to joining APPLIED Adhesives and continuing to provide outstanding service and solutions for our customers.”

APPLIED Adhesives’ acquisition of Premier Packaging Solutions marks its fifth acquisition in the past three years following the acquisitions of Adhesive Brokers, United Adhesive Products, Pacific Adhesives, and Prairie Technology Group.