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Shorr Packaging acquires Mack Paper, Expanding Resources for Customers

Wednesday, Dec 02, 2015

Shorr Packaging Corp., with corporate headquarters in Aurora, and national locations and distribution centers nationwide, announced today the acquisition of Mack Paper Co., a packaging supply company in Rockford, IL, effective November 30, 2015.

With the purchase of Mack Paper, Shorr is able to better serve its customers, through an expanded market within the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin regions, building and strengthening market position and enabling expansion of additional strategic opportunities.

"The team at Mack Paper has served their customers in a manner similar to how we serve our customers, providing a high level of service, resulting in an extremely satisfied customer," said Craig Funkhouser, Shorr's President and COO. "We feel confident that we will be able to provide the Mack customer base with an expanded spectrum of products and services."

Mack Paper has been family owned and operated for over 60 years and is currently managed by second generation, Steve, Greg, and Mike McIntosh. They have a similar philosophy of "listening and serving" their customers. Due to the shared interest in upholding these values, the family will remain part of the industrial and manufacturing packaging industries working with Shorr going forward.

Shorr will continue to provide Mack's customers with the same level of quality service. In addition, they will offer innovative packaging solutions beyond their current lineup of strapping, surface protection, custom corrugated, and pallet unitization.

"We are very excited about what Shorr can bring to our customers," said Mike McIntosh, Vice President – Operations at Mack Paper. "Their expertise in the areas of packaging automation, e-commerce and data integration to streamline our customer's ordering process will simply help us serve our customers better. This is an exciting time for our company and offers us the ability to do so much more for our existing and potential customers in the state line area."

Shorr's managed packaging program (STAMP - Shorr Total Approach to Managed Packaging), will help each Mack customer operate more efficiently and improve productivity while expanding service with national, multi-location account coverage. In addition, Shorr will be able to provide expert equipment specialists, product specialists, packaging process engineers, and creative designers to help streamline packaging processes to reduce material consumption, minimize product damage, and reduce shipping costs.

Shorr Packaging continues to expand and grow to meet the needs of their customers on both localized and national levels. Shorr's committed to bringing value to the Rockford market and excited to offer more options of quality packaging products, equipment, and services. As Shorr continues to expand nationally, acquisitions similar to Mack Paper may play a major role.

About Shorr Packaging Corp.
Shorr Packaging Corp. is one of the nation's oldest and largest independent distributors of packaging materials and equipment. Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, Shorr Packaging is a 100% employee-owned company and a recipient of the ESOP Company of the Year Award in 2015. Specializing in comprehensive packaging solutions for businesses of any size and industry, Shorr represents automated equipment lines from industry leaders such as 3M, Lantech, Combi, Sealed Air and Wexxar/BEL that utilize state-of-the-art technology to streamline the entire packaging process. Shorr's wide selection of packaging and shipping supplies includes corrugated products, carton closure, pallet unitization products, protective packaging and flexible packaging, plus extensive capabilities in customized corrugated design. For more information, visit

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