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Menasha acquires ARI Packaging

Wisconsin-based corrugated and plastic packaging manufacturer and supply chain solutions provider Menasha has acquired Illinois-based ARI Packaging for an undisclosed sum.

The business will operate as part of Menasha Corporation's subsidiary Menasha Packaging Company.

Established in 2000, ARI Packaging supplies has around 97 employees and operates from five facilities across Illinois, Virginia, and California.

It delivers contract packaging and fulfillment services for the retail merchandising assembly and primary/secondary co-packaging industry.

The firm provides services such as contract manufacturing, custom assembly, repacking, and food product packaging and fulfillment for consumer packaged goods companies.

Menasha Packaging Company president Mike Waite said: “We’re excited to have ARI Packaging on our team, and we welcome the expanded services we can offer customers, particularly in the e-commerce arena.

“ARI’s capabilities align with Menasha Packaging’s full range of packaging products and related services that help our customers promote, brand and sell their goods online or in a retail store.”

Menasha Packaging Company has a workforce of around 3300 and provides graphic consumer packaging, merchandising solutions, contract packaging and fulfillment services, corrugated packaging, food packaging, and shipping containers.

The company will aid customers in protecting, moving and promoting their products, with its network of design, sales service centers, corrugated and paperboard manufacturing plants, and fulfillment facilities situated across North America.

Established in 1849, Menasha specializes in in retail merchandising packaging and displays, plastic reusable containers and pallets, protective packaging interiors, and packaging supply chain and fulfillment services.

The products and services of Menasha will be used by food, beverage, consumer products, healthcare, pharmaceutical, industrial and automotive companies.

The company has around 5,500 employees and operates in over 100 facilities across North America and Europe.