Menasha Packaging completes acquisition of Georgia-Pacific’s Color-Box business

USA – Menasha Packaging Company, LLC, a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, has finalized the acquisition of Color-Box, a business unit of Georgia-Pacific, LLC for an undisclosed fee.

The acquisition comes after Menasha Packaging signed an agreement to purchase Color-Box in February this year.

Color-Box supplies a full range of packaging solutions, including containerboard, corrugated boxes and sheets, recyclable mailers for e-commerce, and high-graphic packaging.

The company operates three production facilities in Indiana, Mississippi and California, employing a total of 550 people.

The acquisition is intended to expand Menasha Packaging’s geographic footprint and provide additional packaging options for its customers.

Our two organizations are going to be an excellent fit. By joining forces, we will be able to offer both an expanded geographic footprint, as well as enriched capabilities in the area of high-end graphic packaging solutions for our customers,” said Mike Riegsecker President of Menasha Packaging.

With around 3,800 employees at more than 50 facilities across North America, the company serves more than 1,500 brands in various sectors.

The company designs, prints, and produces high-end graphic packaging, displays and merchandising products for in-store and online.

It also provides repacking, assembly, and fulfillment services, and collaborates with the world’s leading retailers and consumer packaged goods companies to deliver the greatest measurable value across the entire integrated omnichannel supply chain.

These include the food, beverage, consumer products, industrial and automotive, health and beauty, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, and electronics industries.

Menasha Packaging is a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, a company that develops corrugated and plastic packaging and provides supply chain solutions.

Established in 1849, Menasha Corporation is one of America’s oldest privately held, family-owned manufacturing companies.

Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, the company employs approximately 7,000 employees in 112 facilities in North America and Europe.

Besides Color-Box, the Atlanta-based Georgia–Pacific engages in digital print for packaging through its Hummingbird business and recycling subsidiary.

The company claims that its recycling subsidiary is one of the world’s largest traders of paper, metal and plastics.

Earlier last month Georgia-Pacific mills were recognized by the EPA for their continued commitment to energy efficiency.

Port Hudson paper mill in Zachary, Louisiana earned Energy Star Challenge Achiever for Industry, a global call-to-action for industrial sites to reduce their energy intensity by 10 percent within five years.

The mill went above that mark in just two years – reducing its energy intensity by 18.5 percent, by decreasing water, electricity, and compressed air usage and by installing a more efficient natural gas boiler.

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