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Intertape, a Montreal and Sarasota, Florida-based packaging products maker, last month agreed to be taken private by Clearlake in a deal valued at $2.6 billion.
With a major plant in Mexico, Schumacher isn't burdened by the increased container costs and shutdowns that competitors relying on parts from Asia are, said Lincolnshire's Tom Callahan.
"There's a long runway of secular growth, because many of the distribution centers are still manual, and you have people physically picking and packing boxes," said Thomas H. Lee's Mike Kaczmarek.
Supply chains long trended toward globalization, but now the pendulum is swinging the other way.
Clearlake is acquiring Intertape Polymer Group, a Montreal packaging company, for $2.6bn in a take-private deal announced earlier this month.
"Businesses have learned that it is much more cost effective to search for and find problems early on rather than wait for things to break," said SFW partner Ahmad Sheikh.
'Many owners of private companies have found the past year to be very stressful, and are simply ready to sell and move on,' Mitchell said.
Specialty Products and Insulation operates 59 distribution branches and 16 co-located fabrication facilities and sells to more than 3,500 contractors in the U.S. and Canada.
The deal is Vehicle Accessories sixth add-on for Vehicle Accessories since its acquisition by Kinderhook. 
Goldner Hawn has acquired Steven Label, a maker of specialty labels, medical instructions for use, graphic overlays, and membrane switches serving the healthcare and industrial markets.

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