Packaging: Millwood acquires NPS
Millwood, a leader and innovator of unit load and packaging systems, has acquired National Packaging Specialists, a national distributor of engineered packaging films, tape, hoods, air bags and other industrial packaging products to the U.S. and Canada.
in the NewsState of Logistics 2016: Pursue mutual benefit Robotic Industries Association Report: 2016 breaks robot sales records Making E-Commerce Logistics Work Cass Freight Index Report indicates the freight recession appears to be over FedEx’s Smith again leads push for twin 33s, truckload carriers again push back More News
Millwood, an industry leader and innovator of unit load and packaging systems, has acquired National Packaging Specialists, a national distributor of engineered packaging films, tape, hoods, air bags and other industrial packaging products to the U.S. and Canada.
The acquisition was completed in early January. The new company will go to market as NPS/Liberty, a Millwood Inc. Company. “The NPS acquisition is a natural extension of our core business of industrial packaging and material handling systems and unit load design,” said Rich Evick, senior vice president, Liberty Technologies, a Millwood Inc. Company.
NPS/Liberty will retain Bill Jackson and Mel Bunson, the founders of NPS, along with key members of the NPS sales and support team. Jackson will serve as director, film technology and training while Bunson will serve as director, national account development.
“Bill and Mel bring 32 years of experience in the film business to NPS/Liberty,” said Kirk Ambrose, general manager of Liberty Technologies. “Their expertise will allow us to provide more solutions for our customers’ packaging needs.”
With offices in Vienna, Ohio; Atlanta; and Los Angeles, the purchase immediately expands Millwood’s capabilities to serve the stretch and shrink film market on a national basis. “We already provide pallets and shrink wrap equipment to national accounts,” Evick said. “We now have control over our supply of engineered packaging films on a national basis as well. It is a marriage of consumables, equipment and technical service.”
It is the second major acquisition completed by Millwood in recent months: last September, the company purchased Graham Pallet, a major producer of lumber and wooden pallets in Tompkinsville, Kentucky.
Subscribe to Modern Materials Handling Magazine!Subscribe today. It's FREE!
Find out what the world’s most innovative companies are doing to improve productivity in their plants and distribution centers.
Start your FREE subscription today!
Automated Storage on the Move Receiving 101: Setting the Table for Success View More From this Issue