Cansel expands its wide format printing business with the acquisition of Midland Paper Packaging & Supplies' Canadian wide format printing supplies division

VANCOUVER, March 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Cansel, a software, hardware, and service provider to engineering, surveying, construction, architecture, government and printing industries, announced today that it has acquired the Canadian wide format printing supplies division of Midland Paper Packaging & Supplies.

First incorporated in 1907, Midland Paper Packaging & Supplies is one of North America's leading fine paper and packaging distributors. Originating from Chicago, Midland Paper has expanded over the years to 20 strategically located distribution centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, totaling nearly 1.25 million square feet of storage dedicated to servicing your paper and packaging needs. With this announcement, Cansel will transfer inventory and assets from Midland's warehouses in Toronto and Calgary.

"Having worked closely with Midland in the past, we're excited to bring their expertise in the graphics marketplace to Cansel," said Stephen Fletcher, Vice President, Cansel. "The addition of Midland's wide format printing supplies division provides us with the opportunity to present a broader product portfolio and depth of expertise to our clients and we are happy to have them on board."

"Knowing that Cansel provides a customer service platform focused on a solutions approach combined with superior service and access to a broad range of products, insures that Midland's wide format customers in Canada will have an experienced and resourceful partner going forward," said Mike Graves, Midland President & COO.

About Cansel

For over 50 years Cansel has helped organizations in the engineering, surveying, construction, mining, architecture, manufacturing, printing, utilities, forestry, and government sectors measure, analyze, design, and build more efficiently and profitably. Cansel's national team of professionals combine software, hardware and services to provide tailored solutions to improve your workflow, from field to finish.

About Midland Paper Packaging & Supplies

Midland is head quartered in Wheeling, Illinois and through its network of 20 distribution centers located throughout the Midwest and sales offices from coast to coast serves customers nationally in a variety of segments including commercial printing, publication papers, industrial packaging and specialty paper and films.  Midland ranks as one of Chicago's Top 50 Private Companies and is one of America's largest independent paper and packaging distribution companies.


For further information: Stephen Fletcher, Vice President, Cansel, (604) 355-7755; Ralph DeLetto, EVP & CFO, Midland Paper Packaging & Supplies, (847) 777-2745

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