Southeastern Paper Group to acquire Garland C. Norris Company

December 3, 2019

Spartanburg-based Southeastern Paper Group (“SEPG”) announced its intention to acquire Garland C. Norris Company, Inc. (“GCN”), an established regional wholesale distributor of food service disposables and janitorial and cleaning supplies. The transaction is expected to be completed on Friday, December 13, 2019, subject to customary closing conditions.

“Garland C. Norris Company provides a unique opportunity for SEPG to extend its position in the wholesale distribution market through an established and trusted business,” said E. Lewis Miller, Jr. Chief Executive Officer, Southeastern Paper Group. “GCN brings deep specialization in the redistribution segment to strengthen our offering, while SEPG’s expanding footprint and longstanding vendor partnerships will help deliver value to more customers and drive growth.”

GCN, a wholly owned subsidiary of S.P. Richards Company, is headquartered in Apex, NC, and is well positioned throughout the Southeast U.S. as a market leader to primarily wholesale distributor customers. GCN offers its almost 400 customers access to more than 3,500 stocked products.


About Southeastern Paper Group

Southeastern Paper Group, a third-generation family and veteran-owned business headquartered in Spartanburg, SC, has served the Southeastern United States since 1969 as a distributor of facility supplies, food service disposables, and industrial packaging equipment and products. With expanding national capabilities, SEPG employs almost 500 employees, operates nine warehouses, and proudly offers more than 25,000 products from over 500 major manufacturers to businesses across the region.