ColorGraphics, Inc. acquires Quebecor's George Rice & Sons
Press release from the issuing company
Los Angeles, Calif. (June 30, 2005) — Southern California-based ColorGraphics, one of the largest family-owned commercial printers in the western United States, has acquired George Rice and Sons, also of Los Angeles, California. Formerly owned by Quebecor World, George Rice & Sons is one of the oldest established commercial printing companies on the West Coast.
ColorGraphics embraced the opportunity to continue its path of growth through the acquisition of this highly regarded facility. ColorGraphics’ President and CEO Chris Madison states, “As a longtime industry innovator, ColorGraphics strives to be the most responsive and easiest printing company to do business with while outperforming customer expectations. This acquisition complements our vision by combining the best elements of a company like George Rice and Sons with the people, equipment and processes that have brought us success at ColorGraphics.”
George Rice & Sons has a long history of quality printing with employees exceptionally talented at their craft. “We are looking forward to merging the capabilities of the George Rice employees with those already available in our present workforce. Our goal is to preserve as many jobs as possible in our local marketplace, while offering additional opportunities at our other facilities in San Francisco, Seattle and Orange County,” commented Jim Hahn, Director of Sales and Marketing.
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