Pipeline Packaging acquires packaging distributor MidStates Container Company


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Pipeline Packaging, a US distributor of rigid industrial containers, has acquired MidStates Container Company, a full-line packaging distributor.

Pipeline Packaging’s announcement explained that MidStates Container Company is strategically located in St. Louis, Missouri. The purchase will consolidate supply lines and leverage both companies to enable geographic expansion in the Midwest. Additionally, their current product line and related services are complementary to Pipeline Packaging’s current distribution footprints.

“This is an exciting new opportunity to expand our market and our services in major cities across the Midwest,” said Chris Nelson, president of Pipeline Packaging. “We envision a strong presence in cities such as St. Louis, Kansas City, Des Moines, Chicago and Memphis.”

MidStates President and Owner, Gregg Tureen, added, “I couldn’t have chosen a better company to sell my business, Pipeline Packaging, with their true focus on customer service as well as their company culture. is a great choice! I’m really excited to have my team and I join the Pipeline family and look forward to continuing to grow our presence in the Midwest. Teaming up with Pipeline gives us a broader product line as well as multiple places to draw from for our existing and new customers.”

Pipeline Packaging and COEXCELL are subsidiaries of Cleveland Steel Container Corporation. Pipeline Packaging claims to be the largest US distributor of industrial rigid packaging and a strong resource in the consumer packaging market.

December 20, 2021

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