Immediate Release – May 2024

Atlas Die, an Impact Company, has been acquired by the DFC Manufacturing Group, LLC

St. Louis, MO (May 17, 2024) – Atlas Steel Rule Die, an Impact Company, (“Atlas Die”) today announced that it has been acquired by the DFC Manufacturing Group, LLC. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

DFC Manufacturing Group is the leading die maker with locations across the United States.

Atlas Die has been a foundational and pioneering leader in the die-making industry, serving customers from three locations. Atlas Die provides superior flat and rotary dies to the folding carton industry, and achieved exceptional performance through its technology, expert workforce, and quality craftsmanship. Atlas Die’s operations will continue at their facilities in Elmhurst, IL, Greensboro, NC and Stone Mountain, GA.

“We are delighted to offer our customers a broader range of products and locations,” said Brian Kearins, National General Manager of DFC Manufacturing Group. “Atlas Die’s strengths will complement DFC’s current family of die makers, and we look forward to investing in and continuing their tradition of excellent customer service and high-quality tooling.”

“We are thrilled to merge Atlas Die with the DFC Manufacturing Group, a next step that aligns perfectly with our core values and vision for the business,” said Jack Kolodny, Managing Partner of Auxo Partners, the owner of Atlas Die’s parent company, Impact. “Our Priority was to find a partner who values Atlas Die’s legacy of excellence and innovation. We are confident that under DFC’s ownership they will continue to uphold our commitment to outstanding customer service and quality. This aquisition not only ensures the continued success of Atlas Die but also offers our team members a promising future with a company they can be proud of.”

To reflect the mission of integrating our companies and serving our customers in the most efficient manner possible, Atlas Die’s name has been changed to CTI Cutting Dies.

Tom Driscoll, General Manager of Converting Technology, a division of DFC Manufacturing Group, will assume responsibility for the operations of CTI Cutting Dies, formerly Atlas Die. DFC’s goal is to continue to provide customers with the highest quality products from both CTI Cutting Dies (formerly Atlas Die) and Converting Technology. Tom’s management and oversight over the locations of these two leaders in the die making industry will enable DFC to best meet its customers’ needs.


DFC Manufacturing Group ( is the leading die maker with locations across the United States, including Phoenix, AZ, Salt Lake City, UT, St. Paul, MN, Brooklyn Park, MN, North Attleboro, MA, Elk Grove, IL, Batavia IL, Greensboro, NC, Indian Trail, NC, Reading, PA, Knoxville, TN, Conyers, GA, Anaheim, CA, Ceres, CA, Fresno, CA and Salinas, CA. We manufacture a wide range of customized steel rule dies and thermo-forming dies and provide custom cutting and converting services. Our customers include folding carton and corrugated packaging manufacturers, specialty packaging companies, commercial printers, advertising agencies, food packaging companies, medical device firms, direct mail houses, and many others.


Atlas Dies, an Impact Company, ( has been a leader to the folding carton industry for decades. It was acquired by Auxo Partners in 2017, and subsequently acquired GC Dies in 2020.



Brian Kearins
National General Manager
DFC Manufacturing Group
(314) 650-9974

Tom Driscoll
General Manager
CTI Cutting Dies
(847) 290-7153

Jack Kolodny
Managing Partner
Auxo Partners
(617) 470-7803