Color-Ad Packaging, Inc. was established in 1963 with just four employees, limited capital, a printing press, a bag machine and a rewinder.  The company was started by Dick Wesley and Tom and Bunny Mueller.  It grew over the years to at least 120 employees, a complete machine shop, lab facilities, and technical director.  In St. Louis Park it was located at 3600 Alabama Ave. 


The company offered a complete line of:

  • Polyethelene bags, printed or plain on printed roll stock

  • Cellophane

  • Glassine

  • Polyethelene

  • Mylar

  • Nylon

  • Foil Paper

  • Polypropylene

  • Boilable puch material

  • Poly-poly laminations

These products are used by textile companies, bakeries, meat companies, candy companies, pharmaceutical houses, and chemical companies.  They printed food packaging for Frito Lay, Mars Candy, and Budding Meats, among others.

 The company also started plants in New Hope and Winnipeg, Canada.


Photos from brochure donated by Tom Mueller