Imperial Dade, a distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies, has purchased American Paper & Twine. This is the 44th acquisition made by Imperial Dade under its current leadership.

APT is a distributor of janitorial, packaging, food service and safety and office products. The firm has built a reputation for its sales force, spectrum of products and customer service. The deal will strengthen ID’s southeastern presence and in turn enhance its customer reach across each coast.

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

“The legacy we have built here at American Paper & Twine over the past 95 years will provide a great foundation for growth for Imperial Dade in our region,” added Karen Doochin Vingelen, president and COO of APT. “With the added resources by combining with Imperial Dade, we will be able to continue to provide exceptional customer service while accelerating the growth we have experienced in recent years.”