Applied Adhesives recently announced that it has acquired Premier Packaging Solutions, a distributor of hot-melt and water-based adhesives based in Chattanooga, Tenn. Applied reports that the acquisition strengthens its North American sales and service footprint, as well as its commitment to providing customers local technical service, problem-solving support, and product solutions.

“Premier has built a very impressive, customer-focused business over the past nine years and we are pleased that they chose to join forces with Applied,” said Dan Horner, CEO of Applied Adhesives. “Premier shares our philosophy of providing exceptional service, exceptional value, and superior adhesive solutions for our customers.”

Bob Hamilton, founder and president of Premier Packaging, and his son Dillon Hamilton will join the Applied team. “We have succeeded by always putting our customers’ needs first and providing the best adhesive solutions that optimize their manufacturing processes,” said Bob Hamilton. “And the fact that Applied shares that philosophy made the decision to combine Applied and Premier an easy one. Dillon and I look forward to joining Applied and continuing to provide outstanding service and solutions for our customers.”

Applied’s acquisition of Premier Packaging marks its fifth acquisition in the past three years. For more information, visit