RockTenn Acquires NPG

Published in CSP Daily News

Expands offering of retail display solutions to convenience stores

NORCROSS, Ga. -- RockTenn has recently acquired NPG Inc., a leading independent merchandising displays company. Based in Chattanooga, Tenn., NPG provides a variety of display products and services to retailers.

NPG employs approximately 400 co-workers and operates two manufacturing facilities in Chattanooga and one in Las Vegas.

"NPG's focus on retailers, their innovative retail solutions and large-format printing capability expands our customer base and significantly improves RockTenn's ability to provide retail insights, innovation and connectivity to all of our customers," said Craig Gunckel, executive vice president of RockTenn and general manager of RockTenn Merchandising Displays.

NPG will operate as RockTenn Retail Solutions. Phil Harris, formerly CEO of NPG, has been named vice president and general manager of RockTenn Retail Solutions. Harris will continue to manage the operations along with his current leadership team.

"NPG is a strong strategic fit for us that will strengthen our display business," said Steve Voorhees, RockTenn's CEO. "I am excited to have the NPG team join RockTenn and look forward supporting their continued success."

Norcross, Ga.-based RockTenn is one of North America's leading integrated manufacturers of corrugated and consumer packaging. It delivers promotional and permanent merchandising programs including design, manufacturing, fulfillment and distribution services to consumer product companies and retailers.