Acquisition results in one of largest Indiana-based web printers
BERNE, Ind.— EP Graphics acquired the operating assets of Mignone Communications, a Huntington, Indiana, business founded in 1995, on Feb 18, creating one of the largest Indiana-based web printers.
Mignone and EP Graphics will begin an orderly transition to integrate staff and operations in the EP Graphics plant in Berne, Indiana, only 40 miles from Huntington. The combined operations will have approximately 150 employees.
“Mignone Communications is a great strategic and cultural fit with EP Graphics,” said Tyler Kitt, President and CEO of EP Graphics. “Our operations complement each other, and we share a commitment to quality on-time delivery solutions. We will be stronger together.”
Combining excellence in service with leading-edge technology, design services and state-of-the-art manufacturing, EP Graphics is the printer of choice for a diverse nationwide clientele. It specializes in short-to-medium runs for a wide variety of catalogs, books and other publications.
“Our two companies operate with the same set of core business values and integrity. I am excited about the benefits and opportunities this provides to our customers and staff. This acquisition makes us very competitive in the marketplace.” John Mignone, Mignone Communications president, said. Mignone will be the chief operating officer.
“Today’s announcement culminates a two-year process of evaluating business opportunities,” Mignone said.
EP Graphics was founded in Berne by Christian Muselman in 1925. It began as Economy Printing Concern. The company is now jointly owned by the Muselman family and Kitt.
A sister company also under Muselman ownership and based in Berne—DRG—is comprised of two divisions, media (Annie’s) and fulfillment (Strategic Fulfillment Group).
Annie’s has operations in Berne and St. Charles, Ill. Its products--including magazines, kits and supplies, books, online classes and TV programming--are targeted to home and family interests, including crafts, nostalgia and home décor.
Strategic Fulfillment Group provides state-of-the-art fulfillment and database marketing services out of a 140,000-square-foot facility in East Texas.