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Georgia-Pacific Packaging Acquires ORBIS Container Services
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Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 10 December 2009 -- Georgia-Pacific Packaging LLC announces that its subsidiary, Georgia-Pacific RPC LLC, has acquired ORBIS Container Services, a reusable plastic container (RPC) business, from ORBIS Corporation, a  subsidiary of Menasha Corporation. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This strategic acquisition of the Fresno, California, business enhances Georgia-Pacific’s existing RPC business and the company’s ability to provide a variety of packaging solutions to meet customer needs.

“Produce is an important sector for Georgia-Pacific and this acquisition helps us capture more of the growing RPC market,” said Eric Frank, regional manager, RPC at Georgia-Pacific. “This enhances our ability to offer total packaging solutions to meet the individual needs of our customers.”

Similar to Georgia-Pacific’s RPC business, ORBIS Container Services provides and manages pools of RPCs that move fruits and vegetables throughout the produce supply chain. The purchase includes service facilities in King City and Holtville, California, and Garland, Texas. Georgia-Pacific has a wash facility in Memphis, Tennessee.

Georgia-Pacific’s packaging business is a recognized leader in manufacturing customer-focused packaging solutions. The company manufactures paper for a variety of end-uses including multiwall bags, folding cartons, cups, plates, and high graphic and traditional corrugated packaging. The business also has an Innovation Institute designed to facilitate break-through thinking and next generation packaging solutions, helping customers realize the full value of their packaging investment.

ORBIS Corporation, a subsidiary of Menasha Corporation, helps companies move their product faster, safer and more cost-effectively with plastic reusable packaging products and services. ORBIS plans and implements plastic pallet, tote, dunnage, and bulk container systems that reduce costs, drive sustainability, and optimize supply chain performance.



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