Willington Nameplate, Inc. Purchases UID Label & Beyond, LLC

January 14, 2013

Willington Nameplate, Inc., (WNP) a leading manufacturer of nameplates, decals and labels, has acquired the business assets of UID Label & Beyond, LLC (UID) of Princeton, Massachusetts. This strategic move will strengthen WNP’s product identification market leadership by expanding its presence in the Department of Defense (DoD) sectors, as well as extending its sales channels. The sale was completed as of 12/31/12.


Mike Goepfert, General Manager and President said, “One of our long term goals is to take advantage of our dedicated and engaged workforce and our solid financial position in order to compliment, expand and diversify our core business. I am very proud of the loyalty and dedication demonstrated by our employees to put us in a position to make this acquisition possible”.

Since 2006, UID Label and Beyond has been an industry specialist in unique identification markings. Elaine Kay, Principal/Owner started the business enterprise after twenty-four years of experience in her family’s business, Photopanels of New England. Elaine decided to branch out and create a separate business with a focus on regulations and governmental mandates of unique identification. She started UID, Labels and Beyond out of her home in New Hampshire, and later moved the growing business to Princeton, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1965, Willington Nameplate, Inc. is a family-owned, privately held business that was formed by Marcel Goepfert in Willington, Connecticut. The company’s current facility is in Stafford Springs, Connecticut and employs over 70 full time employees. The company was recognized in 2008 by UCONN family business for its community involvement, manufacturing growth and innovation. It has been successful in maintaining it’s family business legacy while achieving a world class manufacturing facility.

Over the last few years, Willington has received certifications in internationally recognized quality systems (ISO 9001, AS9100, and TS 16949). They also embrace lean manufacturing and continuous improvement by investing in its people through technological advancements and education. This has led to increased efficiency and shorter lead times. Throughout each year, it hosts lean manufacturing tours with various lean organizations to showcase its culture and continuous improvement achievements.

Both companies are dedicated to delivering flexible, on time, quality products and world-class customer service. Willington Nameplate is confident in maintaining the same level of quality and customer service for all UID customers during this transition and beyond.

For more information contact Jessica Mitchell, Business Process Analyst
jmitchell@wnpinc.com • 877-967-4743 (x3011)