Imperial Dade grows in Calif. market with acquisition of Focus Packaging & Supply

Jersey City-based Imperial Dade on Thursday said it acquired Focus Packaging & Supply Co. of the Fresno, California, area. The transaction represents the 59th acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, chairman and CEO of Imperial Dade, respectively.

Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Mike Liang, Focus Packaging’s current owner, founded the business with Paul Rodriguez in 1995 and grew it from a small trailer warehouse into a leading distributor of foodservice packaging and janitorial supplies. The firm’s roughly 25 full-time employees share the common goal of providing customers with the best service possible. The company never stopped supporting its customers through the pandemic and helped ensure school systems had the right products to create a safe learning environment for students and teachers.

By leveraging Imperial Dade’s market leading platform, Focus’ customers can expect the same exceptional customized service coupled with an even greater offering of products and solutions.

“Focus’ reputation in the industry and exceptional customer service make it a great addition to the Imperial Dade platform,” Robert Tillis said.

“The acquisition of Focus provides us with a foothold in the growing Fresno market, which is key as we expand throughout California. We enthusiastically welcome the Focus family into Imperial Dade,” Jason Tillis said.