We are pleased and excited to announce today that Atlantic has signed a Purchase Agreement with Lakeland Paper Converting in Sturgis, Michigan. We are scheduled to close the transaction on March 31st. Lakeland is a long time industry friend who mirrors our Charlotte Converting facility selling primarily SBS board to the independent paper merchants in the Midwest, as we do in the Southeast. We are very similar in product offerings, customer markets, and family culture. Lakeland is a near perfect fit for combining with our newly acquired IP facility in Sturgis.
WestRock Company (WestRock) (NYSE:WRK), a leading provider of differentiated paper and packaging solutions, brought home 12 awards from the prestigious 2016 Paperboard Packaging Council Awards competition Thursday night in San Antonio, Texas.
Entries were judged by a panel of esteemed packaging experts from various disciplines throughout the industry. WestRock won two of the most coveted awards, the Eco Award and the Innovation Award. The company was also recognized with four Gold Awards and six Excellence Awards for products spanning the beverage and folding carton businesses.
“Winning these awards is a true testament to our success in developing differentiated solutions for our customers,” said Bob Feeser, president, WestRock consumer packaging. “It’s an honor to be recognized among the best in our industry and a reflection on the many individuals who contributed to designing and manufacturing this innovative packaging.”