Georgia-Pacific continues to expand its corrugated packaging business with the acquisition of Ohio-based PAX Corrugated Products. PAX operates a corrugated sheet plant with more than 100 employees in Lebanon, Ohio. Terms of the deal are not disclosed.
"Georgia-Pacific has had a working relationship with PAX Corrugated for many years so we knew their organization would be an excellent fit with the GP Corrugated team," said Billy Medof, president – GP Corrugated. "The PAX team will continue to deliver quality products and service to their customers as they do today. Their graphics and converting proficiency will accelerate our growth in digitally printed sheets from our Digital Print Solutions business and their display capability will expand our growing display business."
PAX Corrugated Products, founded in 1991, serves a diverse customer base in food, pharmaceuticals, automotive and other consumer products industries. They operate a state-of-the-art plant and demonstrate a commitment to customer service. Their consultative approach with customers has helped PAX become a leading independent corrugated product provider in the region. PAX employees are now part of the Georgia-Pacific team.
"The packaging industry has come a long way from when I became involved in the 1960s," said Stan Bernard, co-founder of PAX Corrugated Products. "Today, the industry is more advanced than ever and we're happy to see Georgia-Pacific assume ownership. I'm confident they will be good stewards of the quality and reputation we have maintained as a company."
About Georgia-Pacific Corrugated
Georgia-Pacific is a recognized leader in innovative, customer-focused packaging solutions. A commitment to building a better box for customers is demonstrated through an ongoing focus on safety, sustainability and consistent quality in manufacturing high graphic and traditional corrugated packaging. Georgia-Pacific Corrugated operations across the country offer a range of products and services, including CubeLogic® Greenshield®, Color-Box® Litho-Corr™ and Brand Ready Packaging®. The company's Innovation Institute® simulates retail and packaging environments, allowing customers to experience sustainable innovation and novel package design solutions in action. For more information visit www.gpcorrugated.com.