Welch Packaging Announces Acquisition of Nashville Box
ELKHART, Indiana, February 28, 2023—Welch Packaging, a family-owned corrugated packaging company in the Midwest, has acquired Nashville Box, a supplier of corrugated packaging located just outside Nashville in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Nashville Box was established in 2021 by Scott Lawrence and several business partners. The acquisition of Nashville Box adds additional capacity and expands the Welch Packaging footprint to Middle Tennessee. With operations already located in six Midwestern states, this acquisition reinforces Welch’s commitment to serve new customers and expand its cause with new associates.
“Nashville Box has a solid reputation with customers, and we felt a deep cultural fit with the talented Nashville Box team,” stated Scott Welch, CEO of Welch Packaging. “We look forward to partnering with Nashville Box to leverage this great potential,” concluded Welch.
“Nashville Box is excited to join the Welch Family of companies. This combination will expand our efforts in providing capabilities and resources that benefit our customers and associates,” stated Scott Lawrence, the principal owner, and a co-founder of Nashville Box. “Being part of the Welch family of companies will bring considerable experience and expertise to Nashville Box, as well as an opportunity for our team to grow. We look forward to the opportunity for Nashville Box to better serve customers in the Nashville market and across Middle Tennessee.”
About Welch Packaging:
Welch Packaging was established in 1985 as Elkhart Container. Since its founding, the company has experienced strong organic growth supplemented by strategic acquisitions to become one of the largest independent corrugated sheet plant operators in the U.S. Each business is operated independently to maintain the company’s entrepreneurial spirit. All Welch businesses specialize in custom corrugated products, while providing packaging solutions and services that deliver the “Ultimate Corrugated Experience” for local customers. In addition, this family-owned business operates a network of corrugated sheet feeders and a packaging supply company. All Welch businesses are united by the company’s cause to “Make a Difference” in their customers’ business, their associates’ lives, and their respective communities.