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LPC Expands - Acquires Kryptonite Cases

Posted by Mark Hoffman

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Mar 14, 2016 12:54:11 PM

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Acquisition a Logical Extension for LPC

Building upon its existing engineering and design expertise, LPC recently closed on the friendly acquisition of Kryptonite Cases, a custom road case manufacturer specializing in the production and entertainment industries. Kryptonite is best known for crafting cases to accompany touring bands and singers (including Santana, Lady Gaga, and Keith Emerson) and other entertainers with highly specialized needs.

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Over the last 13 years, the company has also built custom ATA cases for professionals in several related fields including AV, music, marching band field equipment, photography, lighting, audio and high-end electronics. More recently, Kryptonite has expanded into constructing road cases to service various types of sporting equipment and equestrian gear.

Kryptonite Cases was originally started in 2003 by Gary "Bear" Ursinger to design customized road cases for a variety of businesses in the Bay Area. In the past decade, Kryptonite has developed a reputation for crafting highly durable, long-lasting cases for customers throughout the world.

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In 2014, Kryptonite was bought by Dave Medd, best known as a musician and member of hit bands,The Tubes and The Greg Kihn Band. With LPC's acquisition of Kryptonite Cases, the company has added Medd to it's team and has become more fun!

“I am so excited about joining forces with Larson Packaging Company! They have a great facility, great resources and a stellar production team. That allows me to focus on what I do best—identify the needs of our customers and translate that into the best cases they can buy—period! I’ve spent a long time touring and working with ATA cases in real use, so I know the difference between what we provide and the alternatives out there. LPC helps me grow and expand Kryptonite's reach to broaden the market—especially into equestrian, marching band, sports teams, and other unique, high-end applications—which is something I’ve always wanted to do.”Dave Medd, Owner Kryptonite Cases

Dave brings a powerful combination of experience and expertise to LPC, including extensive industry knowledge and familiarity with the challenges of touring as a professional musician. Both provide him with an intimate understanding of what's needed for designing and crafting optimal road cases.   

New Industries and Capabilities

The LPC-Kryptonite combination of knowledge, experience and engineering, facilitates the company's long-term goal of developing cases for customers across a wide breadth of industries. In the near future, LPC expects its custom ATA case presence to grow significantly in the production and entertainment markets.

"Kryptonite Cases is a great complementary fit for LPC because they too are obsessive about quality and workmanship, and they seek to provide the absolute best quality and highest standard cases in the industry. And with their experience and Dave Medd’s background, it positions us as the top provider to serve the AV, music, production and high-end use markets in addition to our core of technology, medical devices and trade shows.”Mark Hoffman, Owner, Larson Packaging Company

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