By Cindy Macdonald
Atlantic Packaging Products, a Toronto-based manufacturer of containerboard and corrugated packaging products, has expanded its operations in the United States with the acquisition of Skybox Packaging in Mansfield, Ohio.
Skybox manufactures corrugated packaging products and distributes packaging supplies and equipment from its facility in Mansfield.
SkyBox offers its customers a service-focused model featuring very short lead times, the combination of customized corrugated and non-corrugated packaging solutions and sophisticated logistics and inventory management programs.
“Skybox is a great company with a leadership team that shares many of the core values we do. The acquisition is a natural fit that acts as a seed investment to grow our manufacturing platform in Ohio. Under the continued leadership of Marc Miller, Marty Rice and the rest of the Skybox team, we’re confident we will see continued success that will add growth and create jobs,” said Dave Boles, president of Atlantic Packaging.
With this acquisition, Atlantic continues to gain a foot hold into the US market while adding depth to their already robust converting capabilities. Earlier this year, Atlantic announced the formation of BlackHawk Corrugated, a sheet feeder partnership with the StandFast Group that is based in Carol Stream, Ill.