Second Quartier acquisition in less than a month will operate out of previously added Cayuga Press facility
East Rutherford, N.J. -12/21/2011 -The National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) has announced that Graphics Plus Printing (GPP) of Cortland, N.Y., has become part of Quartier Printing Company, headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y., and will operate out of Quartier Printingâs Cayuga Press of Cortland facility. The transaction comes less than a month after Quartier and Cayuga Press successfully joined forces. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.
NAPL has provided ongoing strategic advice on growth by acquisition to Quartier. Senior Vice President John Hyde, head of NAPLâs Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory Team, stated, âQuartier Printing is a great example of a forward thinking company that is positioning itself for future success and growth. It fully expects to explore further strategic acquisitions in 2012.â
âWe are happy to have Bob [Eckard] and his team come on board with us,â said Tom Quartier, President of Quartier Printing. âWe appreciate that they think highly enough of us to trust that their customer relationships will be maintained and enhanced with access to our customer service team and additional capabilities.â
âEverybody in this venture is going to benefit immensely,â said GPP Owner Robert Eckard. âAll three companies have been around for a long time; we all have something different to offer.â
âGPP has in-house design services that support all the companies,â he continued. âWe do sportswear, screen printing, and embroidery, which many commercial print customers buy. Weâve got a customer base that is 33-34 years old and we call on a different group of customers [than Quartier and Cayuga] so thereâs not much overlap. Weâre able to sell what Cayuga Press does, which is large-format work, and we have the firepower of Quartier production and marketing, as well as the storefront activity that we can offer customers, which is extremely important.
âPeople are joining forces these days to operate more efficiently and to lower costs,â Eckard added. âAs part of the Quartier and Cayuga Press family, we have a diverse group of customersâin everything from manufacturing to education. Weâre going to become pretty powerful.â
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