Liberty Diversified International (LDI) has acquired the assets of Miller Container Co., a manufacturer of corrugated packaging and displays serving Northwest Illinois and Southeastern Iowa.
Miller Container will continue to operate under its well-established brand name at its Rock Island, Illinois, headquarters and warehouse as well as its sheet plant in Clinton, Illinois. Mike Vonderhaar, who has served as owner and president, will remain with the company and join LDI’s packaging management team. Miller Container employees will be offered continued employment.
With facilities in Minnesota, Nebraska, Texas, California and Mexico, the acquisition expands LDI’s profile as a major player in the corrugated packaging industry. Mike Fiterman, LDI Chairman and CEO, said, “By joining forces with Miller Container, we are increasing LDI’s Midwest market power and footprint as a leader in packaging manufacturing, design, warehousing, distribution and fulfillment. We’ve been in the packaging business for nearly 100 years, and we recognized Miller Container as a gem for quality products and exemplary customer service – both of which beautifully fit into our LDI values.”
Vonderhaar said, “LDI is the perfect partner for us because of their business approach of caring for customers, employees and the community.”
Fiterman added, “Community involvement is a core value of the LDI organization. This new partnership with Miller Container will result in new and deepened connections with community organizations in the Quad Cities, matching our commitment to communities hosting our other North America operations.”
Because each of the companies are privately held, the purchase price was not disclosed.