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Mac Papers Acquires Atlanta’s Wilkerson Packaging Co.

This acquisition is the latest in a half-dozen packaging companies Mac Papers has bought in the past six years.

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Jacksonville, Florida-based Mac Papers, a distributor to the paper and print packaging facility supplies, and office markets across the southeastern U.S., announces its acquisition of Atlanta-based Wilkerson Packaging Co., a packaging and facility supplies distribution business established in 1982.

“Mac Papers is pleased that Paul Wilkerson entrusted us with the solid packaging business Paul and his team have built,” says Mac Papers president Sutton McGehee. “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.”

Chris McCabe, Mac Papers’ vice president of packaging, echoes McGehee’s statements, adding that the acquisition represents an excellent addition to the company’s established packaging business. “The Wilkerson acquisition is aligned with our proven commitment to continue to expand our packaging program and further positions Mac Papers as the go-to packaging and facility supplies distribution partner in the Southeast.”

The facility formerly operated by Wilkerson-at 325 Great Southwest Parkway in Atlanta-is no longer in service. Mac Papers is serving Wilkerson customers from its Atlanta branch at 460 Riverside Parkway, located just a few miles from the former Wilkerson facility.

“We are delighted to welcome Wilkerson employees to the Mac Papers team,” says McGehee. “And we are pleased that Paul Wilkerson is staying on with Mac Papers to help ensure a smooth transition for Wilkerson customers and suppliers.”

The Wilkerson acquisition is the most recent in a long line of packaging acquisitions Mac Papers has made over the past six years, which include Higdon Paper and Packaging; Boxes Etc. II and Packaging Professionals, both in Nashville, Tennessee; Alles Inc. of Florida; and All Packaging Supplies, also of Florida.

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Tony Kindelspire

Tony Kindelspire is the former digital content editor of Sign & Digital Graphics & WRAPS magazines.

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