The 2020 Mid-Year Economic Update_long

UFPI Affiliate Acquires Container Systems, Inc.

Acquisition will expand International Wood Industries' presence in the Eastern U.S.

Industrial Wood Industries, a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products Inc. (NASDAQ: UFPI), Grand Rapids, MI, has acquired Container Systems Inc., Franklin, NC, a manufacturer of crates and containers for industrial applications and the moving-and-storage industry.

CSI had sales in 2013 of approximately $3 million.

The acquisition provides a presence in the Eastern U.S. for Industrial Wood Industries, which supplies bulk shipping and storage bins and other specialized wood products to industrial and agricultural customers.

CSI joint-owner Scott Parsons will remain as plant manager of the Franklinton operations and employees Lyle Davis and James Boswell will serve as operations manager and account manager, respectively.

About the Author
Leave a Reply

Leave a Comment

Sign Up for the MDM Update Newsletter

The MDM update newsletter is your best source for news and trends in the wholesale distribution industry.

By subscribing, you are agreeing to MDM’s Privacy Policy.


articles left

Want more Premium content from MDM?

Subscribe today and get:

  • New issues twice each month
  • Unlimited access to, including 10+ years of archived data
  • Current trends analysis, market data and economic updates
  • Discounts on select store products and events


articles left

This is your last free article

Subscribe to MDM Premium today and get:

  • Unlimited access to
  • 1 year digital subscription, with new issues twice a month
  • Trends analysis, market data and quarterly economic updates
  • Deals on select store products and events



You have one free article remaining

Subscribe to MDM Premium to get unlimited access. Your subscription includes:

  • Two new issues a month
  • Access to 10+ years of archived data on
  • Quarterly economic updates, trends analysis and market data
  • Store and event discounts

To continue reading, you must be an MDM Premium subscriber.