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American Reprographics Company Acquires The Blueprint Company

Monday, July 14, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

WALNUT CREEK, CA, Jul 11, 2008  -- American Reprographics Company, the nation's leading provider of reprographics services and technology, today announced the acquisition of the assets of The Blueprint Company (TBC), a major provider of reproduction, document management and related services to the architectural, engineering and construction industry in Hawaii. The acquisition extends ARC's presence into a premiere tropical design center, and a market well-known for supplying Eastern Asia with design- and construction-related services. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

TBC services all of Hawaii's major islands and is headquartered on the island of Oahu, in Honolulu. The acquisition of the firm not only furthers the ARC strategy of establishing a leading position in major metropolitan areas across the country, but also helps close the geographical gap between the Company's U.S.-based operations, eastern Asian markets, and UDS, ARC's joint venture with Beijing-based Unisplendour in China.

Allan Dowsett, President of TBC, said, "We continue to see tremendous opportunities in Hawaii and joining ARC will help us pursue them. With nearly 100 years in this market, we're excited to be growing here on the islands, and also to be able to look across the Pacific in both directions for new business. As a part of ARC, we're going to be able to offer our clients all the services of a global reprographics firm on the mainland to the east, as well as to the west in Asia and the Far East."

"TBC fits in perfectly with our global expansion plans," said K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, President and CEO of American Reprographics Company. "The company is remarkably well-established in its home market of Hawaii, but there's still plenty of room for growth. And with its location nearly half-way across the Pacific, TBC has a natural advantage in helping us bring our services into Asia. We're very happy to have them on board."

 

 

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