Rusken Packaging acquires Great Southern Industries


CULLMAN – Cullman's Rusken Packaging announced Tuesday that it has completed the acquisition of  Jackson, Mississippi-based Great Southern Industries, Inc., effective Aug.  25, 2017. Rusken's Executive Vice President Gene Marino announced the news on LinkedIn.

Rusken expects this transaction to expand its presence in the Southeast, leveraging the reach, capabilities, talented team members and the stellar market reputation of Great Southern.

"We are extremely pleased to add Great Southern to the Rusken family. We feel that this is an excellent fit into our culture and growth strategy in the Southeast, and we look to continue to build upon the many years of success Great Southern has enjoyed,” said Greg Rusk, President & CEO of Rusken Packaging.

About Rusken Packaging

Rusken Packaging is one of the largest independent corrugated packaging companies in the Southeast. Headquartered in Cullman, AL, Rusken operates additional facilities in Jackson, TN, Harrisburg, AR, Heflin, AL, Atlanta, GA, Clarksville, TN and Tupelo, MS. Rusken is also a partner in two sheet feeders (RusCorr in Cullman, AL and CSC Atlanta, LLC of Atlanta, GA) and Alsip Minimill, LLC located in Alsip, IL.