History In 1954, Aaron Silberman opened a small company in Pittsburgh to provide businesses with foil-stamped vinyl products. At first, he bought blank vinyl products to imprint. Eventually he decided that the best way to ensure that customers got top quality products in a timely manner was to manufacture them at his company. Heat-sealing and screen-printing machines were added and the company became Ameri- can Thermoplastic Company (ATC). Under the leadership of Aaron’s son, Steven Silberman, the company grew into one of the nation's largest manufacturers of custom-printed ring binders, index tabs, pocket folders and related loose-leaf products. In 2013, ATC was acquired by Vulcan Information Packaging. Formed as Vulcan Binder & Cover by EBSCO Industries, Inc., in 1947, the company began by manufacturing single-copy magazine binders for medical waiting rooms. Vulcan’s first facility was located near Birming- ham in West End, Alabama. The company took its name from a Birming- ham landmark—the 55-foot tall statue of Vulcan, the Roman god of the forge, which sits atop Red Mountain near the city center. Led by Barry Franklin since 1987, the company continued to grow, expanding into the 200,000 square-foot space where Vulcan operates today. In 1997, the company dropped the ‘Binder & Cover’ designation and changed its name to Vulcan Information Packaging, a description that better fits the wide range of products and services provided by the nation’s largest custom packaging provider. In 2017, VIP was acquired by NAPCO. NAPCO, located in Sparta, North Carolina was founded by Rocky Proffit in 1977 after graduating from Appalachian State University. From an 1,800 square-foot garage, NAPCO began manufacturing boxes and custom packaging products. With Rocky’s unrelenting commitment to excellence in quality and customer service, NAPCO grew to become the leading provider of custom packaging using rigid board construction in the industry. Today, the three companies have 173 years of experience in the industry and our manufacturing capabilities rival any other packaging company in the world. As you browse through this catalog, you will see our history in the vast range of products we offer. We are proud to be an American manufacturing company, delivering high quality custom packaging solutions with a commitment to industry leading customer service.