Box producer Welch Packaging purchases Illinois-based corrugated box manufacturer Go Packaging, expanding its ability to better serve clients in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin

AMMAN, Jordan , June 4, 2014 () – A box producer, Welch Packaging has bought a corrugated box manufacturer in Lombard, Illinois, Go Packaging LLC, expanding the firm s ability to better serve clients in Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

The company said that Welch Packaging is now one of the biggest corrugated producers in the Chicagoland area, counting the two production facilities.

Scott Welch, chief executive officer of Welch Packaging said: The Go Packaging acquisition is aligned with our strategy to buy strong companies with solid management teams and give them what they need to accelerate their success. Go Packaging has an incredible reputation for short lead times and quality products. Building on that success with new economies of scale and shared services creates immediate value for customers, the business and the associates who make it successful.

Mike Lane, founder and CEO of Go Packaging added: By combining our company with Welch, we instantly remove several key obstacles to our growth. Tapping into expertise around the Welch Way and the resources of a larger organization will help us reach our goals faster and better serve our growing customer base. We are very excited to take our whole organization to the next level.

Lane-led new division of Welch Packaging will run as Welch Tri-State. Kyle Hawkins will oversee day-to-day operations as general manager of Countryside.

Having over 600 employees, Welch Packaging serves markets across eight sites.

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