A subsidiary of Grand Rapids-based Universal Forest Products Inc. (UFPI) has acquired certain assets of Dallas-based Bigs Packaging and Lumber LLC, the company announced today.

Founded in 2011, Bigs Packaging is a manufacturer of industrial wood and packaging solutions. It generated $50 million in sales over the past year. Two key Bigs executives, President Bryan Bigham and Industrial and Packaging Sales Specialist Andrew Hughes, will join UFP.

The deal will help expand Universal’s industrial business and grow its customer base, according to a statement.

“I know Universal well and I know we’re going to do great things together,” Bigham said. “We’re anxious to help grow the industrial business, which presents so much opportunity.”

From MiBiz.com: http://mibiz.com/item/21985-universal-forest-products-acquires-dallas-based-bigs-packaging-and-lumber