Welch Packaging announces effective January 27, 2020, Tri-Lakes Container has joined the Welch family of businesses. Tri-Lakes Container is a supplier of corrugated packaging products and supplies located in Pierceton, IN. The business is a significant supplier to the corrugated distributor market. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Tri-Lakes Container was started in 1990 by Bob Peter and has often been described as a small company with a big heart. Known for their high quality, family atmosphere, and dedicated associates, they have used their diverse equipment mix and manufacturing experience to target servicing corrugated distributors and suppliers.

Welch Packaging was started in 1985 with a vision to make a difference in their customers’ businesses, associates lives, and their communities. Tri-Lakes Container’s philosophies dovetail perfectly with this vision. Tri-Lakes Container will maintain their leadership, associates, and customers while benefitting from the infrastructure, expanded product capabilities, and stable supply of corrugated material that Welch Packaging provides.

“We’re excited for this new chapter,” comments Bryan Kaiser, President and CEO of Tri-Lakes Container. “We bring experience in servicing corrugated distributors and Welch Packaging’s footprint allows us to better serve all of our customers throughout the Midwest United States.

“We want to partner with great leaders and passionate associates who want to build lasting relationships with their customers and that’s just what Bryan Kaiser and his team at Tri-Lakes Container have been doing since 1990,” says Scott Welch, president and CEO of Welch Packaging.