Ennis Acquires Englund Graphic Assets
Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis Inc., a manufacturer of printed business products and apparel, has acquired certain assets of Englund Graphics through its wholly owned subsidiary, Northstar. Headquartered in New Hope, Minn, Englund Graphics’ product line includes laser forms and checks, blank and printed stock, and other printed products. This opportunity presented itself as a result of Englund Graphics making the decision to exit the business after more than 30 years of serving the short run market.
Included in the purchase was the key equipment used in the production of the Englund Graphics product line. Northstar has retained Kelly Faris as the key accounts customer service representative for Englund Graphics’ customer base. Faris worked in a similar position with Englund Graphics for the past 9 years.
The operation will utilize the trade name of Northstar and become part of Northstar’s Roseville and Brooklyn Park, Minn. facilities. Northstar’s goal is to allow for a seamless transition of customer’s work from Englund Graphics to Northstar.
John Christenson, vice president of Ennis, said, “Adding Englund Graphics to Northstar is a very exciting opportunity for us. This addition will give Northstar a larger distributor base and increase our production capabilities.”
Ennis, Inc. (formerly Ennis Business Forms, Inc.) is primarily engaged in the production of and sale of business forms, apparel and other business products. The Company is one of the largest private-label printed business product suppliers in the United States.
For more information, visit www.ennis.com or call (800) 641-2496.