Rusken Expands Footprint to SC With Latest Acquisition of Nelson Packaging
Rusken Packaging (“Rusken”) is pleased to announce the completed acquisition of Nelson Packaging (“Nelson”), headquartered in Cowpens, SC, approximately 20 miles east of Spartanburg, SC. This acquisition is effective as of November 2, 2021. Privately-owned, Nelson Packaging has been operating since 1982 with a wide array of corrugated manufacturing, corrugated pallets, and inner packaging capabilities. Additionally, Nelson Packaging has obtained two U.S. patents for their trademarked corrugated Transporter Pallets ®. The Nelson Packaging team takes pride in their ability to provide customized corrugated packaging solutions and pallets specific to their customers’ needs. “Nelson is an exciting acquisition not only because of their strategic location, but also because of Nelson’s strong reputation as a market leader,” says Rusken Chief Operating Officer Randy Whiteaker.
Nelson and Rusken’s combined growth in the Carolinas will be led by Rusken’s Kevin O’Brien and Tim Bell, working alongside the current management team at Nelson. The Rusken team is thrilled to partner with the Nelson Packaging organization that optimally aligns with our customer-centric approach and culture. This acquisition is part of a strategic focus to expand Rusken’s footprint throughout the Southeast, further growing our existing capabilities and customer base in North and South Carolina.
Please join us in welcoming owner, Duane Nelson, and the entire Nelson Packaging team, to the Rusken Family.
About Rusken: Rusken is a dynamic, modern integrated packaging company with locations throughout the Southeast United States. With fourteen (14) facilities in seven (7) states, Rusken is a forward-looking regional organization. Headquartered in Cullman, Alabama, Rusken has experienced exponential growth over the last decade. This success is driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, focus on family-based values and a commitment to a truly remarkable customer experience. From standard corrugated boxes to highly customized packaging solutions that require robust design-work, colorful printing and hand finishing, the good people behind the Rusken name are passionate about quality, delivery and customer smiles.