Salinas, California-based corrugated packaging producer Robert Mann Packaging buys Cypress Packaging & Supply in Castroville, California, expects the acquisition to speed up turnaround, expand RMP's market share

SALINAS, California , January 23, 2013 (press release) – RMP (Robert Mann Packaging, Salinas CA), a corrugated packaging manufacturer, has acquired Cypress Packaging & Supply (Castroville, CA), a leading supplier of corrugated packaging and allied  items to the California central coast area. RMP will begin manufacturing corrugated containers for existing Cypress customers, providing faster turnaround and high quality products.
RMP (Robert Mann Packaging, Salinas CA) announced that it has acquired Cypress Packaging & Supply, of Castroville, CA, a leading supplier of corrugated packaging and allied items to the California central coast area. Cypress Packaging & Supply is recognized for providing high-quality packaging and supplies to the central coast packaging market. RMP has acquired the current inventory of Cypress Packaging & Supply's Castroville warehouse, and will begin manufacturing corrugated containers for existing Cypress customers, providing faster turnaround and high quality products. RMP is committed to providing a smooth transition for all of Cypress' existing customers, and is retaining Cypress' staff of experienced account representatives who will continue to serve their existing accounts, providing them with the same high quality service and attention to detail that they are used to receiving.

RMP President Steve Carroll wrote in an email to RMP employees "Cypress Packaging is a respected supplier to the same industries we serve- floral nursery, produce, seafood & industrial in the Central Coast area."

"Our goal to continue to grow market share is tempered with our goal of remaining a high service packaging company. That is why Cypress was such a great fit." said Carroll. "They have a great reputation and have been a long term strong competitor known for excellent sales and service".

The RMP Salinas box plant will service the former Cypress customers. " The customer base that Cypress serves along the California Central Coast fits our Salinas box plant and current shipping lanes perfectly." said Carroll. RMP has retained the Cypress sales staff to continue serving the former Cypress customers and provide a seamless transition. "To sell floral nursery packaging you have to work closely with the grower/shippers and have knowledge of how their products need to ship and perform. The Cypress sales staff have that kind of relationship and respect from their customers." said Carroll. "RMP's scale with our box plant and ownership in the Cal Sheets corrugator will help to serve the Cypress customer base with better products and faster turnaround of orders."

About Robert Mann Packaging:
Founded in 1971, Robert Mann Packaging is a full-service corrugated carton and cardboard box manufacturer for the produce, strawberry, floral, and seafood packing industries. In addition RMP is a vertical supplier for these industries, providing everything from bags, clamshells and inserts, to gel-ice, tape and twine. Robert Mann Packaging also provides a variety of custom industrial boxes. Robert Mann Packaging can be reached at 800-345-6766, or via their website at

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