ProPack Buys EPA Midwest; Adds B.E.S.T. Line
ProPack Packaging Inc., maker of Kronen premium holding tank treatments for RV and marine applications, purchased the assets of EPA Midwest, including the popular B.E.S.T. line of RV cleaners and protectants.
According to press release, B.E.S.T., which stands for Better Environmental Solutions Technology, has been owned by EPA Midwest since they acquired the brand from its founder several years ago. “ProPack was a logical fit for B.E.S.T. products for several reasons,” noted Brady Locke, EPA president. “Notably, they have a tremendous filling operation with available capacity, they have a history in the RV industry with their Kronen brand, and B.E.S.T. products are a perfect complement to their current offerings.”
“Having just completed an acquisition two months ago, the timing was not ideal,” said Michael Meuser, president of ProPack. “But it was important that we got this done before the end of the year so that B.E.S.T. customers can be assured that their winter orders will be shipped on time for the 2014 season. The response from the distributors during our due diligence was that B.E.S.T. was their No. 2 seller, was loved by dealers, and would likely be No. 1 if manufactured to demand. We’re going to make that happen.”
He added, “Nicole and Brady have been great stewards of the brand and we’re excited they chose us to carry the B.E.S.T. product line forward in the future.”