Will Consolidate at Kingston with $11.2 million in Sales
Kansas City, Mo. – Kingston Printing, one of the Midwest’s leading and forward-thinking printing and graphic arts communications companies, today announced that after almost 100 years of providing service to the Kansas City area, Richardson Communications Group is now part of Kingston Printing.
Operations will be consolidated at Kingston’s facility in Eudora, Kansas. Kingston president Kyle Johnson is president and Richardson president James Barker joins Kingston as Executive Vice President of the business. Richardson had $5.2 million in sales in 2019 with 35 employees. Kingston had $6 million in sales in 2019 with 36 employees.
“Richardson has had a great reputation as one of top printers in the area for nearly a century. After several conversations with Jim Barker, it was clear that Richardson’s staff, equipment, and expertise with client-branded online storefronts and materials fulfilment would be a great complement to the services Kingston provides clients,” said Kyle Johnson.
Said Richardson president James Barker, “We have always focused on our customers, and serving our customers’ needs. Through this consolidation, we become an even stronger operation. With Kingston’s two 40-inch, 6-color presses capable of UV printing and perfecting, wide format printing, and Kingston’s expertise with complex direct mail marketing programs and variable data printing, I’m excited about the possibilities we bring customers in combining both business’s strengths under one roof.”
About Kingston Printing and Graphic Solutions
Since our humble beginnings in 1987 as a two-color duplicator shop, Kingston Printing has now become a cutting edge, full-service commercial printing and graphics provider committed to application of leading-edge technology in assisting clients in meeting the needs of today’s fast-paced world of business communications. Kingston’s commitment to excellence is demonstrated through high quality work and industry leading customer service. Kingston Printing’s facility is headquartered in Eudora, Kansas.
Richardson Communications Group was represented by Graphic Arts Advisors in this transaction.