Imperial Dade adds scale in the Southeast with acquisition of American Paper & Twine Co.

This is the 44th acquisition for the distributor of foodservice packaging and janitorial products.

Imperial Dade, the Jersey City-based distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies, on Thursday said it acquired American Paper & Twine Co. of Nashville, Tennessee

This is the 44th transaction for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, CEO and president of Imperial Dade, respectively. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

American Paper & Twine is a leading distributor of janitorial, packaging, food service, safety and office products run by Bob Doochin and Karen Doochin Vingelen. With 95 years of experience, the company has built a strong reputation for its knowledgeable sales force, wide breath of products and high-touch customer service.

The addition of APT will significantly strengthen Imperial Dade’s existing presence in the Southeast, help better reach customers coast-to-coast, and solidify its position as the national leader in specialty distribution. By leveraging Imperial Dade’s market leading platform, APT customers can expect the same exceptional customized service coupled with an even greater offering of products and solutions.

“APT’s storied history in the industry and exceptional customer service make it a great addition to the Imperial Dade platform. We enthusiastically welcome the Doochin family, and the APT team members, to our family,” Robert Tillis said.

“We look forward to partnering with APT and continuing to provide customers with a world-class value proposition and service offering. This acquisition is the next step in our ability to serve customers coast to coast as a national distributor,” Jason Tillis said.