Mac Papers buys US firm Wilkerson Packaging

31 July 2018 (Last Updated July 31st, 2018 12:28)

Wholesale distributor Mac Papers has acquired US packaging and facility supplies distribution business Wilkerson Packaging.

Wholesale distributor Mac Papers has acquired US packaging and facility supplies distribution business Wilkerson Packaging.

Founded in 1982, Wilkerson is the recent addition to Mac Papers’ acquisition spree over the past six years, including Higdon Paper and Packaging, Boxes Etc. II and Packaging Professionals, Alles, and All Packaging Supplies.

“This acquisition reflects our commitment to offering a broad, diversified product lineup from best-in-class suppliers, and continuing to grow the packaging business.”

Mac Papers president Sutton McGehee said: “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.”

Wilkerson operates a facility at 325 Great Southwest Parkway in Atlanta, which is no longer in service.

To cater to Wilkerson customers, Mac Papers is using its Atlanta branch at 460 Riverside Parkway, located close to the former Wilkerson facility.

Mac Papers packaging vice-president Chris McCabe said: “The Wilkerson acquisition is aligned with our proven commitment to continue to expand our packaging programme and further positions Mac Papers as the go-to packaging and facility supplies distribution partner in the Southeast.

“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 Castle brand of carton sealing tapes and stretch films.”

Mac Papers was established in 1965 and serves as a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products.