BOPI, Illinois Graphics to Merge Operations
Illinois Graphics was founded in 1970 when Pantagraph Printing and Stationery of Bloomington acquired McKnight Publishing Company’s Bloomington production facility at 810 IAA Drive, and has since been operated as a wholly owned subsidiary. Dolan has served as President and CEO of both Illinois Graphics and Pantagraph Printing and Stationery, 217 W. Jefferson, and will not join BOPI as a result of the transaction. He will remain at the helm of Pantagraph Printing and Stationery, and that company will retain ownership of the Illinois Graphics facilities. Plans for those assets are undetermined at this time.
“Merging the operations of the two companies provides the best possible result for the loyal clients of Illinois Graphics as well as our employees,” Dolan noted. “We have had a longstanding friendly, yet competitive, relationship with BOPI. They have expanded into the marketing services realm with several new initiatives that will provide additional value to our customers and opportunity for our employees.” Illinois Graphics currently has 39 employees; BOPI employs 49.
“I came to a point in my career where managing two companies was becoming increasingly difficult, yet I was looking for a way in which to secure a solid future for what we have built at Illinois Graphics over the past 40 years,” he continued. “This association makes sense for all concerned.”
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