Hood Container, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hood Companies, has announced the acquisition of Sumter Packaging’s corrugated packaging business operations. 

Founded in 1958, Sumter Packaging is a South Carolina, US-based company that has more than 350,000ft² of manufacturing and warehouse space.

The company also operates from other locations in the US, including North Carolina, Georgia, and Virginia.  

As part of the latest deal, Hood Container has acquired all the design, manufacturing, assembly, and fulfilment operations of Sumter in South Carolina, along with its business from the Statesville, North Carolina facility.  

This strategic move emphasises Hood Container’s commitment to expand its existing corrugated packaging operations, especially in the Carolinas/Georgia region and the high graphics packaging markets of the country.

Sumter Packaging CEO Benjamin DeSollar said: “The team at Sumter Packaging has built on those traditions and expanded on them to deliver world-class quality, customer service, design and graphics.  

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“We are excited to be joining a family-owned company in Hood with strong values, vision, and the capability to further improve on the strengths we already have with its national network and the ability to offer vertical supply chain integration.” 

Hood Container is a mill-to-market company, which offers a range of corrugated boxes, containerboard, kraft paper, and graphic display solutions. It operates from different locations across 17 US states.  

Hood Container president and COO Charlie Hodges added: “In addition, Sumter’s location and asset capabilities allow Hood to continue its reach into both a new market geography and continued expansion into exciting new product markets as we continue to integrate Hood’s industrial corrugated operations with our mill system.”