Imperial Dade Acquires Columbus Paper Company
Imperial Dade, a distributor of foodservice packaging and janitorial supplies, has announced the acquisition of Columbus Paper Company, Inc. (COPACO). The transaction represents the 64th acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, Chairman and CEO of Imperial Dade, respectively. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
COPACO, of Columbus, GA, was founded in 1933, and is currently managed by Michael and Steven Greenblatt, the third generation of ownership. The Greenblatt family has grown the business into a leading distributor of industrial, foodservice, and janitorial supplies throughout Georgia and Alabama.
“COPACO has a long history of outstanding customer service and core values that align with Imperial Dade. I would like to enthusiastically welcome them to the Imperial Dade family,” Robert Tillis said.
“Partnering with COPACO is yet another step in our mission to be the leading national specialty distributor of foodservice and janitorial products. We are thrilled to have Michael and Steven’s team on board, and the COPACO customers can expect the same excellent service coupled with a broader product offering,” Jason Tillis added.
“We are excited about the future of COPACO under the leadership of Imperial Dade. Our values and cultures align, and I could not have imagined a better next chapter for the COPACO customers and our employees,” COPACO President & CEO Michael Greenblatt said.