Integrates Jacksonville and Winter Haven facilities
Container Graphics Corporation (CGC) has confirmed it has acquired General Graphics and its locations in Jacksonville and Winter Haven, Florida. Both locations manufacture flexographic printing plates and rotary and flat cutting dies for the corrugated industry as well as for other packaging segments. General Graphics was founded in 1966 by Charles E. Wilson.
CGC’s existing locations in Jacksonville and Winter Haven will be integrated into the former General Graphics facilities, creating a significant player in the Florida tooling market. The combined locations will be overseen by Bill Faber, CGC’s Southeast Regional Vice President. General Graphics’ former owners, Danny Wilson and Rob Haynes, will remain with the business.
Farber stated, “This is an exciting time as our companies join forces to provide more service, coverage and innovation to the Florida market and broader region. We look forward to partnering with Danny Wilson and Rob Haynes to extend their long track record of success.”
As a similarly family-owned business, Wilson said, “We were very comfortable with CGC and their team from the moment that we met them. We are confident that they are the right partners to carry our family business forward.”
For Container Graphics, the transaction represents a natural extension of their current business. CGC’s Vice President of Business Development, Graham Saunders, stated, “The acquisition of General Graphics is right in line with our strategy to own and operate differentiated businesses that are dedicated to service and innovation. We look forward to building on Charles Wilson’s legacy as well as all on the contributions of Danny Wilson, Rob Haynes and the entire General Graphics team.”
The integration of General Graphics into Container Graphics is expected to continue into the new year, however CGC expects an easy transition for the customers and suppliers of both companies. “Our goal from day one will be ‘business as usual’ for all of General Graphics’ valued customers,” Farber said. “As we continue with the integration, these customers will see the same level of service that they enjoy today plus the innovation and technical expertise that Container Graphics offers.”