Board Converting News, May 18, 2020

BoardConverting Serving the North American Corrugated and Folding Carton Industries for 36 years May 18, 2020 VOL. 36, NO. 20

ICG Members Keep Supply Chain Intact BY KEVIN KARSTEDT

Royal Containers Ltd. Acquires C&B Display

Brampton, Ontario, Canada based Royal Con- tainers Ltd, has added to its expanding foot- print with the acquisition of Mississauga, On- tario based C&B Display Packaging Inc. The acquisition follows Royal’s 2009 acquisition of Morphy Containers and its 2018 acquisition of Rexdale Corrugated Containers. The com- pany will now add C&B’s team and its Missis- sauga plant to Royal’s Canadian operations. Royal has been a leader in the corrugated industry for over 30 years. With a deep com- mitment to sustainability and performance, the company has been very strategic with its growth and partnerships to become one of the most successful independent corrugat- ed companies in Canada. For over 35 years, C&B has provided inspired packaging solu- tions and its high-quality point of purchase displays, retail ready packaging and industrial packaging have solidified its position in the corrugated marketplace. “C&B’s quality, customer focus and talent for design is an excellent compliment to our existing services,” said Kim Nelson, Royal Container’s President & CEO. “We are thrilled to carry on their legacy. Strategically, this is an

In the very early days of the current health crisis, the Independent Car- ton Group (ICG) met in Park City, Utah, for its Spring Meeting. On March 11th and 12th, while members discussed how empty their flights were and what the status of drupa 2020 might be, their spirits were high and that “can do” attitude, which is in the DNA of all ICG member leader- ship, was already evident. At this time the state of Ohio was just ban-

ning gatherings of more than 1,000 people and U.S. cases of the virus were at 1,100 with just a handful of deaths reported. As a matter of fact, March 11th was when the World Health Organization first declared the Coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. While a group of ICG members were treated to a plant tour of All Packaging’s plant in Salt Lake City, the country and the world were moving to much broader shutdown measures. Talks among members were focused on how they would cope and push through any challeng- es that would arise. Discussions included how companies managed following 911 and an attitude of “we will get through this too” was the prominent buzz in discussions around the dinner table that evening. As the meeting concluded on the 12th and members began their From left, Monroe County Legislator Karla F. Boyce; Monroe County Legisla- ture President Dr. Joe Carbone; David Rydell, President & COO of Diamond Packaging; Karla Fichter, CEO and owner of Diamond Packaging; and Jane Shukitis, President/CEO of University of Rochester Medicine Home Care.


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