BEST Cutting Die Company and Windy City Cutting Die merger brings
together leaders in the worldwide converting industries

CHICAGO, IL (USA) – February 19, 2020 – Gary Porento, President of BEST Cutting Die Company, announced today the merger of BEST with Windy City Cutting Die, Inc., along with its subsidiary World Wide Rotary Die Systems. Established in 1987, WINDY CITY and WORLDWIDE have established a reputation based on quality and service as a leading supplier to the worldwide converting industries.

“We look forward to expanding our production capacity, technical capabilities and global reach,” said Gary Porento, President of BEST.  “The merger with WINDY and WORLDWIDE is a tremendous opportunity for us.  The increase in capacity and combined technical abilities will allow us to serve our customers in a way never seen in the converting industries.”  We’re predicting steady growth for BEST and WINDY with this merger.”

“Our vision revolves around passion and integrity in our relationships with our customers,” said John Scinteie, General Manager & Executive Director of BEST.  “We determined very early in this merger process that these characteristics mesh perfectly with Janusz, and the WINDY CITY team.”   John Scinteie, will continue as the GM & Executive Director of BEST and leads the transition team.

The merger of equipment and personnel will begin immediately, with completion expected by March 3, 2020.  Manufacturing and all other business services for the combined companies will be at 8080 McCormick Blvd, Skokie, IL, which is the current headquarters of Best Cutting Die Company.  To assure a seamless transition for customers, the current contact numbers and email addresses for both companies will remain the same after the merger.

“We are very excited about joining with the BEST family, and are confident that their ideas and experience will further enhance our success in providing outstanding customer service in the local and international markets we serve,” said Janusz Iwanicki, President of Windy City Cutting Die and Worldwide Rotary Die Systems. “We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding journey together.”


Founded in 1966, Best Cutting Die Company employs over 130 people, with over 100,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing space.  Best Cutting Die Company USA is a complete design and manufacturing facility serving the major converting industries worldwide. Products include cutting systems, cutting tools, and machine and change parts for Non-Woven materials, Envelopes, Direct Mail, Labels and Packaging. BEST Cutting Die Company provides products and services to many of the world’s largest end users, and conducts business with over 20 Machine Builders throughout the world.

John Scinteie, General Manager

BEST Cutting Die Company