1898 – Moses Frank establishes Union Paper & Stationery Co., Providence, R.I.
1905 – 2nd generation, Casper & Haskell Frank, join Union.
1954 – H Alan “Bud” Frank, 3rd generation of family management, invests in converting equipment—a bag machine. Union Industries is formed as a division of Union Paper & Stationery Co. Union Industries eventually succeeds Union Paper as the corporate identity.
1956 – Melvin Frank, Bud’s brother, joins the company
1960 – Printing capabilities are added with purchase and installation of press.
1962 – Union Industries acquires historic American Spinning Mill building. It continues to serve as corporate HQ.
1982 – First laminator is added. Three flexographic printing presses are purchased and installed.
1997 – Bud Frank steps into chairman’s role. Presidency is turned over to his son, Harley Frank.
2004 – Purchase and installation of a new solventless laminator
2005 – Union Industries Inc. becomes Admiral Packaging. The name change reflects its commitment to the flexible packaging market. Union Paper Co. remains a retail division.
2007 – Purchase and installation of 10-color flexographic press.
2008 – Lean Manufacturing is adopted as a management strategy.
– Purchase and installation of digital plate making equipment
2009 – Purchase and installation of eight-color flexographic press.
2010 – The company’s retail division, Union Paper Co., changes its name to Admiral Packaging Inc.
– Purchase and installation of two state-of-the-art slitters.
2012 – 2016 – Purchased and installed four new wicket and bag machines
2013 – Purchased and installed new pouch machine
2016 – Purchased and installed new turret slitter
– Purchased and installed new 10-color Miraflex press
– Building addition added to press room for new Miraflex press