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Bunzl Acquires Chicago Redistributor

ST. LOUIS - Bunzl Distribution, Inc., a supplier of disposable paper and plastic packaging to the foodservice and other industries, announced today the acquisition of Joseph Weil & Sons, a 111-year old, privately-held, Chicago-based redistribution company.

Weil has been a leader in serving janitorial/sanitary maintenance, disposable foodservice and non-food retail business segments nationally.

Joseph Weil, president and ceo, will become vice president, national accounts, non-food retail for Bunzl. He will manage the transition of Weil's Chicago facility, which will remain open and continue to service clients. Weil is the great-grandson of the company's founder.

"The acquisition of Joseph Weil & Sons further exemplifies our commitment to re-distribution and other emerging business channels that can benefit from our national coverage, common IT and operational platform and national account management," said Patrick L. Larmon, Bunzl chairman and ceo. "We welcome the employees of Joseph Weil and Sons and are excited they are now part of the Bunzl team."

Bunzl based here, is the U.S. headquarters and largest division of London-based Bunzl plc, an international distribution and outsourcing Group. It has more than 80 warehouses throughout the U.S., Canada and parts of Mexico and the Caribbean.

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