20 December 2021

Miller Johnson Represents Kamps Inc. in Acquisition of Tritz Pallet, Inc.

The Transaction

Miller Johnson represented Michigan based pallet management company Kamps Inc. (Kamps) in the purchase of Tritz Pallet, Inc. (Tritz) of Le Mars, Iowa earlier this month. Tritz is a full-service wooden pallet solutions provider with seven locations across the Great Plains region of the United States. The acquisition expands Kamps physical footprint and builds upon Kamps core mission of providing best-in-class pallet solutions on a national scale.

With access to additional assets, inventory, and systems, Kamps’ acquisition of Tritz will provide customers from both organizations in the region with a superior experience. It also enables Kamps to now reach more supply chains directly with their customer-centric approach to pallet solutions. Tritz’s founder, Hank Tritz, and all 250 employees will be staying on-board.

“Hank and his team have built a great company by providing fantastic service, quality products and developing total pallet management solutions to their customers,” said Mitchell Kamps, President of Kamps, Inc. “Their continued focus on operational excellence, harvesting the urban forest and developing and promoting career advancement opportunities to the team has aligned our companies well. We are excited to have Hank continue leading the team with an ever-bright future of growth and continued excellence in the Great Plains.”

“Looking to grow and expand our company, we knew we would need to get on-board with one of the larger, national, companies,” said Hank Tritz. “That choice was very easy to make since we have been working with Kamps for many years as partners. They have the same values we have in our company. These values include honesty, fantastic service, and a family-style care for their employees and customers.”

Anne Marie Carson led Miller Johnson’s team which included Michael Penny (corporate), Neil Williams (tax), Jim Ens (real estate), Matt O’Rourke (employment), and Brandon Griffith (intellectual property).


Kamps Inc.
( Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Kamps Inc. is a full-service national pallet company delivering innovative pallet solutions to customers since 1975. Kamps specializes in supplying high quality recycled pallets, new custom pallets, and comprehensive pallet recycling services to diverse supply chains across the nation. With more than 400 locations in its pallet network and over 40 asset-based locations, Kamps is the national leader in customer-centric pallet solutions.

Tritz Pallet, Inc.
( Tritz Pallet, Inc. is a regional pallet recycling and total pallet management solutions provider headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa. Tritz has seven locations across Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Colorado. Tritz has a history of providing exceptional customer service and value driven solutions to businesses in the Great Plains region since 1987.


Miller Johnson’s M&A Practice Group
Miller Johnson’s M&A practice group collaborates with clients and their advisors to structure, negotiate and close deals, and navigate the various challenges that can arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions.

Miller Johnson is recognized for mergers and acquisitions with U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and Chambers USA. Our attorneys are consistently involved in deals honored as winners and finalists at the M&A Advisor’s national awards and the ACG M&A Deals and Dealmakers regional awards. For further information, please contact Dustin Daniels at (616) 831-1737 or Anne Marie Carson at (616) 831-1787.