Imperial Dade acquires St. Louis-based Mid Continent Paper

By Emily Bader
Jersey City | May 14, 2019 at 11:52 am

Jersey City-based Imperial Dade, a distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, announced Monday it has acquired Mid Continent Paper & Distributing Co. Inc.

This is Imperial’s 21st acquisition under the leadership of Robert Tillis and Jason Tillis, CEO and president, respectively.

Mid Continent Paper, based in St. Louis, Missouri, was founded in 1952 and is a distributor of food service disposables and food packaging supplies serving the Midwest.

“Mid Continent is a leading distributor in the Midwest and has an excellent commitment to service, which makes it a great addition to the Imperial Dade platform. We enthusiastically welcome the Mid Continent team members to Imperial Dade and look forward to working together to further grow the business,” Robert Tillis said.

The acquisition, Imperial said, will help expand its footprint in the Midwest and strengthen its footprint in Kansas City.

“We are excited about the future of Mid Continent Paper under the leadership of Imperial Dade. On behalf of the Mid Continent team, we look forward to joining the Imperial Dade organization,” Cathy Grommet, CEO of Mid Continent Paper, said.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“This acquisition further builds our presence in the Midwest following the opening of our Kansas City facility in 2018 and the acquisition of Kranz,” Jason Tillis said. “We look forward to working with the Mid Continent Paper team members and continuing to grow together.”

Emily Bader | ebader@roi-nj.com | emilybader