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Atlantic Tape & Packaging (ATP), a rapidly expanding distributor of packaging supplies and equipment headquartered in Peachtree City, GA, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Southeast Mailing Equipment (SME), a leading source for a full range of equipment, supplies and services used in mailing, printing, and packaging environments based in Cumming, GA.

As an exclusive dealer for several equipment manufacturers across 10 states in the Southeast U.S., SME has been installing and servicing mailing and packaging equipment for customers of all sizes for over 23 years. In addition to bringing extensive experience in the printing and mailing space, the SME team also maintains a well-established, customer-centric service operation covering the entire Southeast. SME’s current President & Owner, Clay Parks, will be leading this New Division of ATP.

ATP is a national supplier of packaging supplies and equipment to customers of all types across all sectors. Established in 1975, ATP has a rapidly growing footprint across the United States, with sales presence and distribution centers strategically located in nine states (Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Texas, California, Oregon, Illinois, Ohio and Pennsylvania). ATP is committed to providing the highest levels of customer service, quality products and professionalism unequaled in the packaging industry and is dedicated to improving customer’s efficiencies and profitability through process improvement, new product introduction, and automation.

ATP’s customers will now benefit from SME’s deep expertise in the printing and mailing equipment and supplies market, as well as an extended equipment service area throughout the Southeast. SME customers will be able to avail themselves to a dramatically larger product line of packaging products, equipment and solutions, as well as an expanded, national, sales and distribution area.

“The acquisition of SME instantly makes us a stronger and more diversified company and puts us in a strong position for continued growth. Our customers will benefit from the added knowledge, products and service that Clay and his team will bring to the ATP family,” said Mike Benton, CEO of Atlantic Tape and Packaging.

“We are excited to become part of the ATP family and to embrace our new colleagues. We are proud of what we have built, and we know this new partnership will bring much more opportunity for our customers, suppliers and employees,” said Clay Parks, Owner and President of SME.

The deal has closed, and integration planning is already underway.

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