Integrated Packaging Machinery, LLC (IPM) is a solutions-based engineering company located in Rockford, Michigan. IPM is dedicated to quality service and providing experienced project management. From humble beginnings in 1998 as sales representatives, IPM took a bold shift toward integration in 2000. The company’s growth over the years has been staggering. IPM broke into the robotic palletizing world in 2008, developed internal business units the following year, and now employs over 80 passionate individuals. The company has developed a unique customer-driven approach to the supply of packaging machinery known as “The IPM Method.” IPM offers a diverse set of high-quality packaging-related equipment and services, including case packing, conveying, palletizing, inspection, assessment-based training, safety education, and integration. For more information, visit www.callipm.com.
In continuation of the rapid growth pattern, IPM has now recently been acquired by the employee-owned parent company that owns Alexandria, Minnesota-based Douglas Machine Inc. (Douglas) “This deal is a major step towards realizing our vision and strategy for sustained value creation by adding a proven and highly respected provider of fully integrated packaging lines to our business portfolio,” says Jon Ballou, President and CEO of Douglas. “We are excited to work together with IPM’s 80+ employees as fellow owners in our employee stock ownership plan.” Brad Lamb, President and CEO of IPM, stated, “[Douglas and IPM] have a virtually identical sense of why our companies exist. For Douglas, it is to enrich lives, and for IPM, it is to positively impact others.”
About Douglas Machine Inc.
Founded in 1964, Douglas Machine Inc. (Douglas) is a global leader in automated secondary packaging solutions for paperboard, corrugated and shrink film. The company specializes in the design and manufacture of case and tray packers, shrink wrap systems, cartoners, sleevers and palletizers. Based in Alexandria, Minnesota, Douglas is an employee-owned company that has installed more than 9,000 machines in 30 countries. For more information, visit www.douglas-machine.com.