Atlanta, Georgia based Hood Container Corporation announced that it has acquired the corrugated packaging business, Sumter Packaging Corporation of Sumter, South Carolina.

This includes all of Sumter’s design, manufacturing, assembly and fulfillment operations in Sumter as well as the business manufactured and serviced from its Statesville, North Carolina facility.

“Our roots in packaging go back over 100 years,” said Benjamin DeSollar, CEO of Sumter Packaging Corporation. “Sumter Packaging was founded by Ed Fienning with traditions of family values, delighting our customers and being a strong community partner. The fantastic team at Sumter Packaging has built on those traditions and expanded on them to deliver world class quality, customer service, design, and graphics.

“We are excited to be joining a family-owned company in Hood with strong values, vision, and the capability to further improve on the strengths we already have with its national network and the ability to offer vertical supply chain integration.”

Charlie Hodges, President and COO of Hood Container Corporation, said that Hood Container is very pleased to have acquired Sumter Packaging.

“Ben DeSollar and his team have built a company that reflects our cultural aspirations for both our employees and communities, our focus on operational excellence, and the value proposition Hood Container expects to deliver to our customers and clients.

“In addition, Sumter’s location and asset capabilities allow Hood to continue its reach into both a new market geography and continued expansion into exciting new product markets as we continue to integrate Hood’s industrial corrugated operations with our mill system.”

The Atlanta company also announced in July 2023 the acquisition of Sustainable Printing LLC, a corrugated packging business based in Dalton, Georgia.

Hood Container operates locations in 17 states. The company also owns and operates linerboard, medium, and multiwall paper manufacturing operations in New Johnsonville, Tennessee and St. Francisville, Louisiana.

Hood Container Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hood Companies, Inc. Hood Companies is a privately owned, closely held holding company and is the parent to operating subsidiaries involved in the manufacture and distribution of forest and wood products, building and construction materials, and flexible and corrugated packaging products throughout North America.

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