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Published April 5, 2021
Published April 5, 2021
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Oliver Inc. makes its third acquisition buying Boutwell Packaging, aligning with the company’s strategy to create a leading provider of innovative packaging solutions.

WHO: Boutwell, Owens & Co., in business since 1887, is a custom designer and manufacturer of paperboard packing located in Fitchburg, MA. Boutwell offers design, graphic management services, printing, die-cutting, and specialty finishing, providing folding cartons, custom display packaging, and blister cards.

Oliver Inc. is a leading provider of highly customized, quick-turnaround packaging and marketing collateral solutions. Known for its white-glove approach to customer service, the company provides a turnkey platform from design to fulfillment, simplifying complex requirements with consistent on-time, on-budget, ultra-high-quality products and services.

WHY: The Boutwell transaction represents Oliver’s third strategic acquisition and aligns with the company’s strategy to create a leading provider of innovative, high-quality packaging solutions.

IN THEIR OWN WORDS: “Oliver is pleased to announce the acquisition of Boutwell to strengthen our position as a leading provider of custom paperboard packaging,” said Dan Rodenbush, President and CEO of Oliver. “With the addition of the Boutwell team, we will increase our reach into key markets while expanding our capabilities and capacity. We are proud to welcome Boutwell to the Oliver family.”

“Boutwell is excited to team up with Oliver,” added Ward McLaughlin, CEO of Boutwell. “The combination of Boutwell and Oliver will generate value for our customers by expanding our ability to create unique, innovative, and sustainable world-class packaging.”


  • Oliver Inc. has acquired Boutwell Packaging.
  • Oliver has made significant investments in modern equipment, facilities, and people since Pfingsten became the majority shareholder in May 2016.

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