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Georgia-Pacific Expands Corrugated Packaging Business In Santa Fe Springs, California

Georgia-Pacific, a leader in customer-focused packaging solutions, expanded its corrugated packaging business with the acquisition of Reliable Container. The acquisition includes converting plants in Tijuana, Mexico and Santa Fe Springs, California.

"Georgia-Pacific has had a working relationship with Reliable Container for many years and now welcomes them as part of our organization, expanding our capability and geographic reach in the important Southern California and Baja region," said Billy Medof, GP Corrugated president.

"This acquisition further demonstrates our commitment to build our customers' brands, improve their operations and optimize their packaging. With this acquisition and following the conversion of our La Mirada sheet feeder to a state-of-the-art box plant, we will serve customers in Southern California and Northern Mexico with a box plant, two sheet plants, and through our interest in the GoldenCorr sheet feeder,” he added.

Reliable Container provides a variety of custom corrugated containers and point-of-purchase displays, in addition to offering consultation, design and inventory services. Their diverse customer base includes furniture, food and beverage, consumer products, auto, electronics, fabricated metal products and services industries. The approximately 250 employees are now part of Georgia-Pacific.

"Georgia-Pacific has been one of our major suppliers and a customer for many years. We are very pleased they have purchased Reliable Container," said Dan Brough, President/Founding Partner of Reliable Container. "Having seen how Georgia-Pacific applies a market-based business philosophy, we felt this would be the right company for our long-term and hard-working employees and loyal customers. As a Georgia-Pacific company, we know that Reliable will continue to grow and maintain outstanding support of our customers."

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