Great Little Box Pursues Acquisitions As Path to Keep Business In BC

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 5 /CNW/ - In a strategic move to combat the
manufacturing sector slowdown affecting North America, the Great Little Box
Company (GLBC) today announced the acquisition of Boxstar Industries, a
privately held company headquartered in Delta, BC.
    The acquisition of Boxstar brings with it the manufacturing capabilities
for paperboard, PVC, and rigid boxes. Customers include light to medium sized
manufactures from across the Province. In addition to their industry
expertise, GLBC will attain additional technology including a six-point carton
folder-gluer that few other local box companies utilize.
    As BC manufacturers struggle to compete with offshore producers, Great
Little Box has experienced growth in a shrinking industry. Their acquisition
activity in the past year has been part of a larger strategy to ultimately
become a one-stop-shop for customer's total packaging needs.
    Robert Meggy, President of GLBC adds, "This is an exciting next step for
Great Little Box. This is the fourth acquisition in the last four years. In
this industry you have to innovate faster than competition can imitate.
Creating a company that offers a range of products under one roof will give us
a significant advantage to meet customer demand."
    Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

    About Great Little Box Company

    Great Little Box Company is a dynamic BC based manufacturer of boxes,
foam and additional packaging components. Founded in 1982 by husband and wife
team, Robert and Margaret Meggy, the company is widely recognized for its
progressive human resource practices and successful management track record.
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