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Omaha Box Company joins LDI family

Acquisition adds depth and breadth to Liberty Diversified International packaging businesses.

April 5, 2016
by MM&D Online Staff

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota—Liberty Diversified International (LDI) announces acquisition of the assets of Omaha Box Company, a designer and manufacturer of custom corrugated cartons and displays.

According to Mike Fiterman, LDI’s Chairman and CEO, “We have great respect for the 125-year history of Omaha Box Company and now they will be a part of the LDI family of packaging companies. We will continue manufacturing from their current site under their familiar brand, and we have offered their 50 employees jobs with LDI.”

Fiterman said that LDI’s own history as a family-owned company founded in 1918 assures a smooth transition.

Omaha Box Company President Robert Knapp, Jr, who will maintain a leadership role with the company, said, “When we decided to sell the company, LDI rose to the top of our list as a buyer because they share similar values, including care for customers, employees and the community.”

Fiterman said that Omaha Box will be an excellent regional complement to LDI’s Liberty Carton Company based in Minneapolis.

Liberty Carton Company (LCC) is a designer and manufacturer of corrugated packaging containers and point-of-purchase displays.

As both companies are privately held, purchase price was not disclosed.