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Southern Lithoplate acquires Welsh Corrugated Container's corrugated sheet plant in Butner, NC

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Southern Lithoplate acquires Welsh Corrugated Container's corrugated sheet plant in Butner, NC

April 23, 2014 - 01:21

YOUNGSVILLE, NC, April 21, 2014 (Press Release) -Southern Lithoplate, a North American market leader in digital and analog lithoplate, has acquired the assets of Welsh Corrugated Container, LLC a corrugated sheet plant located in Butner, NC.

The acquisition marks the entry of Southern Lithoplate into the manufacture of corrugated packaging, and expands their rapidly growing North American footprint.

"This acquisition is aligned with our long-term strategy of market diversification," said Edward A. "Trip" Casson, Chairman and CEO. "We have a reputation for providing quality products and high service levels to our customers and the Butner, NC plant brings that same reputation in packaging."

"Printing is a rapidly changing market. E-commerce brings new challenges to many industries, but packaging continues to thrive. We see our expertise in printing as going hand-in-hand with the growth sector of packaging," said Clark Casson, President and COO.

The new division of Southern Lithoplate will operate as Axis Container, LLC.

About Southern Lithoplate, Inc.

Southern Lithoplate Inc. (, headquartered in North Carolina, specializes in themanufacture, distribution, and service of analog and digital plates and associated products fortargeted print markets. Southern Lithoplate enjoys a reputation for Quality, Value andPerformance throughout the world. Southern Lithoplate provides customers with a full array of high quality, value priced products. Southern Lithoplateʼs service infrastructure is designed toexceed the needs of their customer markets. Our state-of-the art manufacturing facilities are located in Grand Rapids, MI, and Wake Forest, NC near the world renowned Research Triangle Park.