Royal Containers Expanding Into St. Thomas

Royal Containers Expanding Into St. Thomas

May 18, 2021 Off By Sebastian Reisig

Royal Containers Ltd. (Royal Containers) is poised to expand operations into a facility in St. Thomas, Ontario.

The decision to move Royal Containers’ “western” facility to a larger footprint at 400 South Edgeware Road was made to address growth and to increase the capacity of their present location in London. And, according to Royal Containers’ President & CEO, Kim Nelson, many other factors contributed as well. “First of all, being in the top three of 2021 McLean’s magazine’s Best Places to Live in Canada made St. Thomas a very attractive location,” she says. “We are super excited to join this community and extend our congratulations to all the people who live and work here for attaining this distinction!”

A strong team of leaders is in place to facilitate, plan and execute the expansion. The team is equipped to face the challenges of a dynamically changing marketplace and the economic impacts brought on by the pandemic. “In May 2020 we closed an acquisition that brought an established display company, C&B Display, into London and into the Royal Containers fold. Since then, we have been rapidly growing both sides of the business,” said Nelson.

Royal Containers was founded in 1980 by Ross Nelson. Today, Ms. Nelson upholds the pride in ownership that her father established and operates the business by building on strength through partnerships and vertical integration. Royal Containers is partnered with TenCorr Packaging and Greenpac Paper Mill. The company’s success is a direct result of its history of strong acquisitions, including that of Morphy Containers, which ran on the original London site. Don Morphy founded the London manufacturing facility in 1970.