Board Converting News, December 7, 2020

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rector and the people around them – which has allowed us to acquire great talent.” Amtech’s Imaginera Software and Power BI, a Micro- soft product, keep all Opus Packaging’s facilities connect- ed efficiently, while allowing room for more expansion and across- the-board growth. Since 2011, Manor and Stoner have grown Opus Packaging 100 percent through internal organic growth and the aforementioned acquisitions. They are still in “growth mode” and say they want to continue growing in the Midwest, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t looking in other parts of the country, as well. Like other box makers across the country, Opus Pack- aging has been impacted by COVID, especially during April and May, when the virus was spiking in the Midwest. “We’re coming out of it now and we’re seeing record lev- els of sales across all our companies, so much so that it’s been hard to keep up with demand,” says Stoner. “And it’s largely been industry specific. Manufacturing is com- ing back very strong and most of our customers in that


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segment seem to be returning. Some of our automotive customers are lagging behind, but that is also improving as time goes on.” “Our philosophy is to build a team around us – it can’t be all about us going forward, which is why we’ve hired some amazing people with a lot of industry experience, some whom we’ve known from our time in the industry,” says Manor. “We’re getting really good at integrating new acquisitions into our family and we’re always looking for new opportunities, for example, acquiring the company of an owner who wants to retire in three to five years and who has no succession plan. We’d like that person to stay on and run their facility before we would transition new people in as they’re ready to retire.” Opus Packaging earned a reputation of having a fami- ly-type atmosphere through the establishment of the com- pany’s core values, established when their fathers were in the industry decades ago. Butch and Kevin’s hopes for the future of Opus Packaging is not only to expand and grow through the markets they serve, but to provide opportu- nities for learning, growth, and advancement to younger associates well into the future while, of course, building perfect sheet plants along the way.


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