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Quantix acquires Mid-States Packaging

Dec. 9, 2022
Addition is the ninth under its PE ownership—and the third in the last three months, following the recent pickups of five fleet-owner companies, and G&W Tanks

Quantix continued its prolific pace in the M&A space this week with the acquisition of Mid-States Packaging headquartered in Auburn, Massachusetts.

Mid-States is a full-service dry bulk transportation, warehousing, and export services company specializing in the distribution of plastic resins. The company has 11 locations in Texas, the Northeast, and the Mid-Atlantic.

The pickup is the ninth under the ownership of private-equity firm Wind Point Partners, and comes on the heels of purchasing the assets of five fleet-owner companies and signing L.D. McCloud Transportation in November.

“We are thrilled to welcome the Mid-States team to Quantix, and we congratulate owners Tracy Harpin and Chuck Giroux on the exceptional business they have built,” said Chris Ball, president and CEO of Quantix. “The company’s service lines, geographic footprint, and culture build well upon our go-to-market approach as we continue to expand.”

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Added Harpin, CEO of Mid-States: “This next chapter for Mid-States looks bright, and we’re glad to have found a company that aligns so strongly with our mission and values. Being part of Quantix’s continued leadership in the dry bulk market is going to be incredibly rewarding for our team.”

Wind Point acquired Quantix (formerly known as A&R Logistics) in 2019 in partnership with board co-chair Mark Holden, a veteran logistics executive who served as CEO of Quantix from 2012 until his retirement in 2021. Quantix previously added G&W Tanks two months ago, Delaware Express in December 2021, RJ’s Transportation in July 2021, Luckey in April 2021, L.T. Harnett in August 2020, First Choice Logistics in February 2020, Plantgistix in November 2019, and Blue Water Plastic Transport in June 2019.

“Reinforcing our presence as a leading dry bulk logistics and export services provider is a key pillar of the Quantix value creation plan, and this acquisition does exactly that,” said Konrad Salaber, managing director at Wind Point. “Chuck, Tracy, and their team have created an outstanding operation and strong reputation for quality service.”

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