Mac Papers acquires Atlanta-area Wilkerson Packaging

17 August 2018

Deal is aligned with Mac Papers' proven commitment to further expanding its established packaging programme.

Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the US Southeast, announced that on 27 July, it completed the acquisition of Wilkerson Packaging, an Atlanta-based packaging and facility supplies distribution business established in 1982.

"Mac Papers is pleased that Paul Wilkerson entrusted us with the solid packaging business Paul and his team have built," stated Mac Papers President Sutton McGehee. "This acquisition reflects our commitment to offering a broad, diversified product lineup from best-in-class suppliers, and continuing to grow the packaging business alongside our paper and print, facility supplies and office products segments."

Chris McCabe, Mac Papers' vice president of packaging, echoed McGehee's statements, adding that the acquisition represents an excellent addition to the company's established packaging business. "The Wilkerson acquisition is aligned with our proven commitment to continue to expand our packaging program and further positions Mac Papers as the go-to packaging and facility supplies distribution partner in the Southeast," explained McCabe. "We are excited to build upon Wilkerson's experience and expertise with an even stronger packaging offering, complemented by our deep local inventories, relationships with top suppliers, value-added services and solutions, and comprehensive product line that includes our CastleT brand of carton sealing tapes and stretch films."

The facility, operated by Wilkerson and located at 325 Great Southwest Parkway in Atlanta, is no longer in service. Mac Papers is serving Wilkerson customers from its Atlanta branch at 460 Riverside Parkway, located just a few miles from the former Wilkerson facility.

"We are delighted to welcome Wilkerson employees to the Mac Papers team," stated McGehee. "And we are pleased that Paul Wilkerson is staying on with Mac Papers to help ensure a smooth transition for Wilkerson customers and suppliers."

The Wilkerson acquisition is the most recent in a long line of packaging acquisitions Mac Papers has made over the past six years. In 2016, the company acquired Birmingham-based packaging company Higdon Paper and Packaging. One year prior, Mac Papers acquired two Nashville-based packaging companies (Boxes Etc. II and Packaging Professionals) and in 2013 it purchased Alles, a full-scale distributor of packaging products, systems and services out of Hialeah, Florida. In December 2012, the company acquired All Packaging Supplies, a distributor of industrial and food service packaging supplies located in Pembroke Park, Florida.

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