|[February 05, 2014]
Quad/Graphics Acquires East Coast Commercial and In-Store Printer UniGraphic
SUSSEX, Wis. --(Business Wire)--
Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYSE: QUAD) ("Quad/Graphics") today announced it
has acquired UniGraphic, Inc., one of the largest commercial printers in
the Boston metro area. The acquisition fortifies Quad/Graphics'
commercial and specialty printing, in-store marketing, and digital and
fulfillment solutions for businesses on the East Coast. The acquisition
also strengthens Quad/Graphics' ability to service national retailers'
large-format and in-store marketing needs, adding an East Coast presence
to Quad/Graphics' existing Midwest and West Coast locations.
"UniGraphic is a premier print solutions company that has earned
customer loyalty through superior quality, flexibility and
reliability," said Joel Quadracci, Quad/Graphics Chairman, President &
CEO. "We are excited to build on UniGraphic's success on the East Coast,
serving clients in a wide range of industries from arts and
entertainment to education, financial, food, healthcare, mass media,
pharmaceutical and retail. This acquisition expands our commercial and
specialty and in-store marketing footprint to both coasts as well as the
Midwest, and supports our vision to grow in markets where we can create
value for clients and shareholders alike."
Craig Faust, Quad/Graphics President of Commercial & Specialty, added:
"We look forward to welcoming UniGraphic's employees to our family and
leveraging their experience and expertise in high-impact, quick-turn
solutions. UniGraphic serves the East Coast from two strategically
located facilities featuring leading-edge capabilities such as
web-to-print and on-demand services for static and variable print as
well as the latest technology for producing large-format signs and
point-of-purchase displays. This is an ideal platform on which we can
better service our existing client base as well as grow by providing a
more robust national footprint."
Bob Quinlan, Owner and President of UniGraphic, will remain with the
company along with the rest of his management team and employees.
"We are excited to be part of Quad/Graphics - a company with a
long-standing reputation for investing in its business to improve
quality and productivity," said Bob Quinlan, President of UniGraphic.
"Its culture of employee empowerment and servicing customers beyond
expectations match the way we do business. We look forward to
introducing our clients to Quad/Graphics' worldwide platform and
distinctive revenue-generating solutions, such as interactive rint."
UniGraphic employs approximately 190 employees between two facilities: a
91,000-square-foot plant in Woburn, Mass., just north of Boston, and a
27,000-square-foot plant in Long Island City, New York, strategically
located across the East River from Midtown Manhattan.
Among UniGraphic's offerings are:
Full-service prepress services, digital asset management and color
Web-to-print / On-demand printing and finishing
Complete wide-format digital printing capabilities
Digital printing featuring the latest technology for variable data and
Offset printing, including 10-color UV perfecting press technology
Full-service binding and specialty finishing
In-house mailing services that are HIPAA compliant and feature
CASS-certification and NCOA verification
Automated, quick-turn kitting and fulfillment services.
Quad/Graphics' other commercial and specialty and in-store marketing
facilities are located in Leominster, Mass.; Enfield, Conn.; Burlington,
Menomonee Falls and New Berlin, Wis.; Dallas, Texas; Huntington Beach,
Calif.; Radzymin, Poland; and throughout Latin America.
This press release contains certain "forward-looking statements" within
the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Forward-looking statements include statements regarding, among other
things, our current expectations about the Company's future results,
financial condition, goals, strategies, revenue, earnings, free cash
flow, margins, prospects and/or outlook and are indicated by words or
phrases such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "believe"
and similar words or phrases. These forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause
actual results to be materially different from those expressed in or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements
are based largely on Quad/Graphics expectations and judgments and are
subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are
unforeseeable and beyond our control. The factors that could cause
actual results to materially differ include, among others, the risks
identified in Quad/Graphics' most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as
such may be amended or supplemented by subsequent Quarterly Reports on
Form 10-Q or other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Except as required by the federal securities laws,
Quad/Graphics undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information,
future events or otherwise.
Quad/Graphics (NYSE: QUAD), a leading global printer and media channel
integrator, is redefining print in today's multichannel media world by
helping marketers and publishers capitalize on print's ability to
complement and connect with other media channels. With consultative
ideas, worldwide capabilities, leading-edge technology and single-source
simplicity, Quad/Graphics has the resources and knowledge to help its
clients maximize the revenue they derive from their marketing spend
through channel integration, and minimize their total cost of production
and distribution through a fully integrated national distribution
network. The Company provides a diverse range of print solutions, media
solutions and logistics services from multiple locations throughout
North America, Latin America and Europe.
UniGraphic, established in 1964, is a premier marketing communications
provider, offering a wide variety of services, including full-service
prepress; web-to-print and on-demand printing and finishing; digital,
offset and large-format printing; full-service binding and specialty
finishing; in-house mailing services; and automated, quick-turn kitting
and fulfillment. One of the largest printers in the Boston metro area,
UniGraphic serves clients in a variety of industries from arts and
entertainment to education, financial, food, healthcare, mass media,
pharmaceutical and retail. Headquartered in Woburn, Mass. with a second
facility in Long Island City, N.Y., UniGraphic offers experience and
expertise in high-impact, quick-turn solutions utilizing the latest
technology for producing large-format signs and point-of-purchase
displays. For additional information, please contact us at 781-231-7200
or visit www.uni-graphic.com.
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