Thomas Quartier and Thomas House, co-owners of Quartier Printing, and Robert and John Williams, co-owners of Midstate Printing, have announced the merger of their prominent Syracuse-based print communications companies into a single entity. The purpose of the merger is to keep the companies competitive in the industry by giving them greater buying power and enhancing their ability to invest in the latest technologies.
The merger builds on Quartier Printing’s acquisition of Cayuga Press in 2011. “Cayuga remains a strong presence in the Ithaca/Cortland area, providing service to our customers there, as well as in the Southern Tier,” says Thomas Quartier. Peter Schug, former owner of Cayuga Press, continues with the company as a sales representative in that region.
The companies, which now rank among the top 400 in the nation, employ more than 80 workers with an average of 22 years of industry experience. “Midstate Printing, Quartier Printing and Cayuga Press have been leading forces in New York State for decades,” says John Williams. “Midstate has a strong reputation for quality and diversity in printing, with a large New York Metro clientele. Quartier has a major upstate presence as well as national accounts. Cayuga’s reach extends throughout upstate New York, the Southern Tier and nationally. This merger gives our clients the ability to experience the best technology and processes in the rapidly changing print and communications world, among other positive benefits.”
“A number of Central New York printing companies—some big, some small—have gone out of business in recent years,” says Thomas House. “We didn’t want to be part of this trend, so joining forces was the logical way to go. The industry has been telling us that mergers and acquisitions are the next step toward future growth.”
“We are now positioned as a multifaceted communications and marketing company through our use of multiple communications platforms to serve our diverse clientele,” says Thomas Quartier. “By responding in this way to the changing marketplace, we are ideally positioned to take the company to the next level.”