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Mac Papers Acquires Higdon Paper & Packaging

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Mac Papers (Jacksonville, Fla., USA) one of the largest merchant distributors in the Southeast U.S., announced on Monday (August 8) that on August 5 it completed the acquisition of Higdon Paper & Packaging, a Birmingham, Ala., based paper and print, packaging, facilities supplies, and office products distribution business.

"Mac Papers is proud to announce this most recent acquisition of Higdon, which is an important and strategic move for us in Alabama," explained Sutton McGehee, president of Mac Papers. "Not only does this latest acquisition reaffirm our commitment to the markets we serve in the state, but it also demonstrates the company’s dedication to offering a broad, diversified product line-up. Our goal is to be the go-to distribution partner for Alabama businesses, and we’re confident that our local inventories, customer service and supply chain management positions Mac Papers to provide top-notch, next-day delivery with competitive pricing."

The deal adds three Higdon account managers, one inside sales representative, and one driver/warehouseman to the Mac Papers Birmingham branch staff. Charlie Higdon, former owner, will assume the position of packaging sales manager.

This announcement follows a string of acquisitions the company has made recently. In 2015, Mac Papers acquired two Nashville, Tenn., based packaging companies, Boxes Etc, II and Packaging Professionals, and in 2013, purchased Alles Inc., a full-scale distributor of packaging products, systems and services out of Hialeah, Fla. In December 2012, the company acquired All Packaging Supplies, a distributor of industrial and food service packaging supplies located in Pembroke Park, Fla. Mac Papers also acquired Orlando, Fla.-based Redd Paper Company, which included packaging and wide format printing divisions, and Greenville, S.C.-based All Square Digital Solutions in 2011, an authorized professional reseller and leading distributor of wide format inkjet printers, inks, digital print media, dye sublimation inks and media, laminators, laminates, and RIP software.

Mac Papers is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, improve efficiency and increase their bottom line. The company operates 22 locations and 18 retail stores across nine states in the Southeast. Mac Papers is a third-generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965.

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