Quad/Graphics Acquires Commercial and Specialty Printer Williamson Printing Corporation
Quad/Graphics Inc., a global provider of print and related multichannel solutions in Sussex, Wis., announced it has purchased Dallas-based Williamson Printing Corporation, a full-service commercial and specialty products printer specializing in short- to medium-run catalogs, case-bound books, direct mail and other promotional products. The acquisition expands the company's growing U.S. network of commercial and specialty print facilities to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, home to one of the largest concentrations of corporate headquarters in the United States.
"Williamson is an exceptional printing company with a long list of regional and national clients," said Joel Quadracci, chairman, president and CEO of Quad/Graphics. "It has a superior reputation for quality, service and innovation, and its experience and success in growing its commercial and specialty printing business will complement our own growth plans for that segment."
Williamson Printing Corporation's two Dallas facilities will join Quad/Graphics' commercial and specialty group, which also operates facilities in Burlington, Menomonee Falls and New Berlin, Wis.; Enfield, Conn.; and Leominster, Mass. The group provides publishers, marketers and retailers with specialized print products and services, including specialty books, catalogs and directories; marketing collateral; print-on-demand custom publications; specialty binding; and mailing and fulfillment.
Craig Faust, president of Quad/Graphics' commercial and specialty group, said Williamson Printing Corporation is part of an ongoing plan to grow commercial and specialty printing services. "Through strategic investments in technology and capabilities, we're building a more complete, innovative and cost-effective platform for our clients while maintaining the high level of personal interaction and service they expect," Faust said.
Jesse Williamson, president of Williamson Printing Corporation, said Quad/Graphics' financial strength and stability, plus a mutual commitment to innovation and service excellence, will produce a winning combination. "We're both innovative printers at heart, and we're passionate about print's crucial role in today's multimedia landscape," he said. "The combined QuadWilliamson brand will create more value and more solutions for more clients."
Williamson will continue in his leadership role with QuadWilliamson. His brother, Jerry Williamson, chairman and CEO of Williamson Printing Corporation, will serve as an advisor before retiring in the near future, at a date yet to be determined.
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