McKinley Paper Co., a subsidiary of Mexico based Bio Pappel, has acquired Washington, Pennsylvania based U.S. Corrugated Inc. McKinley also acquired U.S. Corrugated’s subsidiaries and affiliated companies.
U.S. Corrugated, an independent corrugated packaging producer, will join forces with McKinley Paper’s business to create a fully integrated paper and packaging company with a vertically aligned network of paper mills, box plants, sheet plants and a distribution network in the United States and maquiladora region in Mexico.
McKinley Paper operates two paper mills, one in Prewitt, New Mexico, and one in the state of Washington.
U.S. Corrugated is part of a fully integrated packaging company that operates a network of corrugated plants in Southern California, Georgia, Indiana and a planned northeastern expansion. The organization also includes an Alpha-Box Plant in Mexicali and a full-service sheet plant in Tijuana, Mexico, near the U.S.-Mexican border.
“The personal and professional relationship I have enjoyed over the past 25 years with Bio Pappel’s CEO Miguel Rincon and his family served as the impetus for this strategic alliance, which will allow U.S. Corrugated to become a fully integrated paper and packaging company,” said Dennis Mehiel, U.S. Corrugated founder.