Merical Vita-Pak To Merge With B&C Nutritional Products

Anaheim, CA. Merical Vita-Pak Inc., a closely held custom contract packaging company specializing in the nutrition industry, and B&C Nutritional Products, Inc., a manufacturer of high quality nutritional supplements located in Vista, CA, today announced that the two companies have entered into an Agreement in Principle to merge. It is anticipated that this transition into a unified organization (to be named later) will be completed in January 2007.

In making the announcement, Dean Baltzell, Chairman and CEO of Merical Vita-Pak Inc. said, "Combining B&C's manufacturing and technical expertise with our wide array of packaging options and our culture of exceptional service will allow us to provide a complete and high quality turn-key package. This integrated company will reduce customers’ overall costs and lead times."

Michael Schlinger, B&C's Chairman and CFO concurred, "Both companies have grown and succeeded by making great products and taking exceptional care of their customers. We expect the new organization to improve upon this tradition.”

Jack Butler, current President and Director of B&C, will remain with the new entity to take on an enhanced strategic position as President of Technolgy, while day to day operations will be managed by Jeffrey Stallings, current President of Merical Vita-Pak.

About Merical Vita-Pak Inc.
MVP provides custom primary packaging for the vitamin, herbal, nutritional, and pharmaceutical markets, and also secondary packaging services to a variety of other industries. Since beginning operation more than forty years ago, MVP has grown into one of the largest custom contract packagers in the western United States. The company’s success is based on exceptional service and quality. MVP maintains licenses with the state and federal FDA, California Board of Pharmacy, NPA, and is Certified Organic by QAI.

About B&C Nutritional Products, Inc.
B&C Nutritional Products offers the latest in "State of the Art" manufacturing capabilities. Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2006, the company has consistently upgraded its facilities by purchasing new and advanced equipment and technologies. This has allowed B&C to maintain an ongoing competitive edge in the supplement industry by offering the most modern manufacturing and processing techniques. The company’s operations meet or exceed cGMP's of the various FDA and State Board of Pharmacy regulatory standards.

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Contact: Celeste Stallings
(714) 238-7225
[email protected]

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