06 January 2017
Iron Heart Canning is proud to announce its third acquisition of 2016; Land of the Sky Mobile Canning operating out of Asheville, NC. Iron Heart Canning continues to grow its reach, expanding upon a company that already operated in 13 states along the East Coast and Midwest. This deal allows Iron Heart to expand further into the Carolinas and consolidate with its other recent acquisition from September, Old Dominion Mobile Canning.
“We’re excited to add a great team in Land of the Sky Mobile Canning to our portfolio so we can continue building upon our winning solution for customers,” said Joe Marston, President of Iron Heart Canning. “Meg & Craig Smith bring a wealth of knowledge & experience that we will certainly need, as we strengthen our quality of service and reach an even larger customer base,” he said. With this acquisition, in combination with the prior acquisition of Old Dominion Mobile Canning, Iron Heart will immediately bring assets to Raleigh, North Carolina to open a new branch of the business. This new branch will provide broader depth of coverage in North Carolina as well as a greater capacity for the booming region.
“We are excited to be a part of the Iron Heart team, as we believe this merger will be the next step forward for the mobile beverage canning industry. We believe in Iron Heart’s capability to progress and grow successfully in ways that support and provide customers with the quality and resource they desire in an already progressive and innovative industry,” said Meg & Craig Smith, owners of Land of the Sky Mobile Canning. “We are excited for the future and the partnership that has been created and are grateful for our region’s trust and respect as we plan to continue operating with the highest levels of quality and passion.” Land of the Sky Mobile Canning’s operations team will remain unchanged and they will continue to operate as they have, supporting North and South Carolina. Michael Horn, President of Southeast Operations for Iron Heart Canning and former owner of Old Dominion Mobile Canning, will now head the Southern Division.
“From the onset, Old Dominion and Land of the Sky have developed a close working relationship to meet the needs of customers in the region. This close relationship that has developed over the years will serve to ensure a smooth transition and foster the growth of the Southern Region,” said Michael Horn. Iron Heart Canning recently acquired Ohio’s Buckeye Canning in June, and Old Dominion Mobile Canning in September. They will now operate sixteen canning lines with the inclusion of Land of the Sky, demonstrating a strong foothold as the industry’s mobile packaging leader.