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Straight set to buy Blackwall

Container supplier Straight is to become a £20 million business this month when it buys competitor Blackwall.

Straight will acquire its fellow Leeds firm for an undisclosed figure as long as it gets shareholder approval at a meeting on January 17.

Formed in 1993, Straight is the market leading manufacturer of kerbside boxes. Blackwall, founded two years later, is the biggest maker of home composters.

Straight chief executive Jonathan Straight said: "I have admired the Blackwall business for many years. Max Davidson and Grant Blakemore have built up an excellent organisation, delivering the best in home composting initiatives as well as innovative recycling solutions.

"The merger gives both sets of customers access to the best elements of both brands."

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