Packaging solutions provider OrCon Industries has announced the purchase of US-based AC Packaging as part of its strategy to expand its products and services.

The deal has added on-site crating services to OrCon’s portfolio, doubled its wooden packaging production, as well as expanded its warehousing and manufacturing space to 160,000ft2.

OrCon plans to retain AC Packaging’s plant and staff at 175 Dewey Avenue in Rochester, New York.

The plant will become the third manufacturing facility for OrCon Industries.

OrCon Industries president Mike Olson said: “This acquisition rounds out our wood products offerings to our customers and allows us to be more efficient and effective in an area we were still building out ourselves.

“The acquisition was an easy decision to make because Rick, the owner, and his team share the same professional and personal values as our team. We are a family and they fit right in.”

“This acquisition rounds out our wood products offerings to our customers and allows us to be more efficient and effective.”

The deal provides former AC Packaging customers access to OrCon’s on-staff engineering services and packaging products portfolio.

AC Packaging founder Rick Rugaber said: “I met with the guys at OrCon and we have similar personalities. And what is really important is they are driven by the same things as I am: customer service and employee growth.”

Headquartered in LeRoy, New York, OrCon offers packaging or material handling solutions to customers. It is also ISO 9001-2015 certified and an ISPM-15 certified heat treater for export packaging.