Board Converting News, July 19, 2021

IoPP Salary Survey (CONT’D FROM PAGE 50)


shines a light on the fact that both IoPP members and those who have earned IoPP’s Certified Packaging Pro- fessional (CPP) designation earn more on average than their non-member, non-certified counterparts. Yet another reason why becoming a member of IoPP is a worthwhile investment that pays off.” The 2021 IoPP Salary Survey Report is now available online for purchase in the IoPP bookstore. IoPP members receive the Executive Summary or full report for free, de- pending on their membership level. Visit and click on Bookstore for more information and to access the report. To join IoPP, visit . Benchmark Industrial Acquires Donby Shippers Supply Gahanna, Ohio, based Benchmark Industrial, Inc., a sin- gle-source supplier of packaging and warehouse essen- tials. has acquired Donby Shippers Supply, a smaller play- er within the same industry. Calder Capital, the M&A Advisior to Benchmark, made the announcement. “This was an advantageous acquisi- tion for both Benchmark and Donby,” said Sam Scharich, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor at Calder Capital, LLC. “The two Companies can combine resources to tighten supply chains, as well as broaden their reach throughout the Ohio market. Jim [President of Benchmark] was excep- tional to work with as a buyer. He gave us honest feedback and clear criteria, which helped us to find Eric with Donby.” “We’re very excited to welcome Donby into the Bench- mark family,” remarked Benchmark President Jim Reid. “They have long been known for offering good service and competitive prices for their manufacturing and distri- bution customers.” Donby is a full-service packaging supply, packaging machinery and paper supply distributor focused on pro- viding every one of its customers with competitive prices, excellent customer service and fast delivery. “Benchmark shares our values and our commitment to customer service,” said Eric Blumenthal, President of Don- by Shipping Supply Co., about the transaction. “We know our long-time customers will be in good hands during and after this transition.” Shane Kissack, Mergers and Acquisitions Advisor at Calder Capital, was the lead buy-side advisor on the trans- action. “We engaged with Benchmark as a buy-side client in January 2021, sourced the seller through aggressive proprietary outreach, and closed in less than six months. The biggest challenge was making sure the seller was comfortable stepping into the transaction, as Donby wasn’t currently on the market and ownership hadn’t planned on selling for another year or two. Throughout the process it became transparent that the fit and continuity plan made absolute sense for both sides.”


Sauer provides intelligent solutions for scoring, slitting, slit-scoring, and perforating on corrugators and floor slitters; and glue tab cutting, creasing, slotting, trimming and scrap chopping on presses. New, featured offerings include FRX Adjustable Folding Rail System and G3 Scoring System: the latest proven creasing technology on the market.


Interactive website for Stafford Corrugated Products and Stafford Cutting Dies. Featuring online ordering of replace- ment parts. Also, visitors can automatically calculate sheet size for most die-cut standards.


SUN Automation Group® is the global leader in providing innovative solutions to the corrugated industry. SUN engi- neers and builds the SUN625 Rotary Die Cutter, provides sales, service and support in North and Central America for Latitude Machinery Corporation, manufacturer of Mini to Jumbo FFG and RDCs. Additionally, SUN is the North Amer- ican, United Kingdom and Ireland sales and service provid- er for Para Machinery’s line of equipment, which includes prefeeders, stackers, palletizers, and other material han- dling equipment, and is the North American sales provider for Highcon, the leader in digital laser die cutting. SUN also powers the corrugated industry’s premier IIoT platform, He- lios, and is the OEM source for Langston/Staley equipment parts and service. SUN is headquartered near Baltimore, MD, and has service centers throughout the globe. THACKER INDUSTRIAL SERVICE COMPANY Specializing in corrugated machinery, TISCO offers quali- ty-made products, support services, and more. TISCO has established a reputation of dependability, not only in the product, but in continued service support. With more than 25 years of experience, TISCO installs equipment and ma- chinery, moves or sets up entire plants, rewires and rebuilds - all over the world. TISCO maintains a full fleet of trucks and equipment to perform to your requirements, anywhere, anytime. VT GROUP www.vtgrouponl VT offers prepress services for the POP display and corru- gated shipping container industry including graphic design, optimized digitally imaged printing plates and innovative pre-mounting solutions. Our large-format digital printing fa- cility (Digital Impact) is a leading short-run manufacturer of distinctive POP displays and signage where litho-like graph- ics are preferred.


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