Service Paper Co. has acquired Easy Packaging Northwest, a leading distributor of packaging supplies to the retail grocery segment, Service Paper announced today in a news release. The transition of all distribution functions from Easy Packaging to Service Paper will be completed by May 4, 2009.

Easy Packaging Northwest, a privately held company, has operated out of Spokane, WA, providing domestic and imported plastic products to Washington, Idaho, and Montana since 1982. Its core competency of paper and packaging supplies is seen as a perfect fit to strengthen the position of Service Paper, the release said.

Larry Baker, president of Easy Packaging, and a number of other Easy Packaging employees will be joining Service Paper. Baker will be assuming the role of branch manager, replacing retiring branch manager Dave Spraul, effective June 1.