Green Bay Packaging Acquires SMC Packaging Group, Expands Central US Presence

SMC Packaging Group corrugated plant in Springfield, MO. Source: Green Bay Packaging

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) announced the successful acquisition of SMC Packaging Group, a leading manufacturer of corrugated packaging solutions based in Springfield, Missouri.

Finalized on May 31, 2024, the acquisition marks a significant milestone for both companies.

Founded in 1972, SMC Packaging Group has built a strong reputation for innovative corrugated packaging solutions throughout the Midwest. Their core values of quality, customization, and exceptional customer service align perfectly with those of Green Bay Packaging.

This acquisition unites two well-established, family-run businesses, positioning them for continued growth and success. Green Bay Packaging Chairman and CEO, Will Kress, expressed his enthusiasm about the combined future of the two companies.

SMC Packaging Group has a long history of prioritizing employee well-being and community involvement, mirroring Green Bay Packaging's philosophy. Kevin Ausburn, Chairman and CEO of SMC Packaging Group, sees the acquisition as a perfect next chapter, citing the shared dedication to employees and communities as a key factor.

SMC Packaging Group will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Green Bay Packaging. Mark McNay, previously SMC's Vice President and General Manager, will now serve as President, reporting to Bryan Hollenbach, GBP Executive Vice President.

The acquisition strategically expands Green Bay Packaging's presence into the Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma markets. SMC's strong cultural fit and established operations make them an ideal partner for GBP's future growth.

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Green Bay Packaging Inc. (founded in 1933) is a family-owned, vertically integrated manufacturer with a diverse range of operations. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, they are committed to safety, sustainability, and continuous improvement across their facilities in 16 states. Visit for more information.

SMC Packaging Group, established in 1972, is a family-owned manufacturer of custom corrugated boxes, displays, and packaging solutions. Headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, with additional locations throughout the region, SMC Packaging Group focuses on innovative solutions that effectively present, protect, and ship customer products. Visit for more information.