Envoy Solutions to Acquire Penn Jersey Paper

The addition of the Philadelphia-based PJP is the second acquisition in a week for Envoy Solutions, which now has six assets in its portfolio.
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Envoy Solutions — the Glenview, Illinois-based holding company that owns and operates North American, WAXIE Sanitary Supply, SWPlus, Southeastern Paper Group and Daycon Products Co. — on Wednesday announced it has agreed to acquired Penn Jersey Paper Co., Philadelphia. Financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

PJP is a nearly 60- year-old company with a significant presence in the Mid-Atlantic as a distributor of cleaning products, foodservice disposables, and janitorial supplies.

Envoy Solutions, which rebranded from NW Synergy (NWS) earlier this year, said this acquisition is part of the company’s “ambitious approach to build a national platform offering facilities supplies, foodservice disposables, packaging solutions, and specialty marketing solutions. With this new partnership, Envoy Solutions is well-positioned to achieve its vision of making buildings cleaner and more sustainable, people safer, and operations more productive, every day.”

Envoy Solutions now employs more than 2,200 workers, operates a network of 42 distribution centers and supports more than 45,000 customers nationwide.

“I couldn’t be happier that the Furia family has put their trust in Envoy Solutions. I look forward to working with the whole PJP team,” said Mark M. Fisher, CEO of Envoy Solutions. “As we continue to expand our footprint from coast to coast, our customers will increasingly benefit from more products and more solutions, supported by more knowledgeable category experts. Our goal is to leverage best practices from each family-owned business to create the best customer experience, along with the strongest supplier partnerships in the industry.”

PJP’s owner, Thomas R. Furia Sr., founded PJP in 1963. The company’s leadership now spans three generations, including Thomas R. Furia Jr., president and COO, and Thomas Furia III, vice president of supply chain management.

“Our objective was to align ourselves with a partner who values the strength of the PJP brand and whose culture aligns with our Think Customer First strategy,” said Furia Jr. “Envoy Solutions provides us with the resources to broaden our position in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast marketplaces. With the addition of PJP, the Envoys Solutions team is enhancing their product offering of foodservice disposables. By joining Envoy Solutions, we are well-positioned to expand our jan-san and commercial foodservice equipment and supplies business. We are excited about our future.”

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