Boutwell, Owens & Co. Acquires Guynes Printing, Enhancing Its Reach in Southwestern Market

FITCHBURG, MA—April 2, 2014—Boutwell, Owens & Co., a manufacturer of printed paperboard retail and specialty packaging, has acquired the assets of Guynes Printing of Texas, and formed a new corporation, Guynes Packaging and Printing of Texas, A Boutwell Owens Co.

Boutwell, privately held since 1887, is already a nationally respected packaging manufacturer with an impressive international client base.

This move provides new capabilities and product line extensions into labels, and commercial printing services, as well as a site on the busiest border town in the United States, with direct access to the Maquiladora and central Mexican markets, which are a hotbed of manufacturing activity for U.S. Companies.

This move enhances the company’s solid Massachusetts base and prepares it to compete in the Southwestern market, as well as to service a large existing customer book inside Mexico currently.

Ward McLaughlin will serve as president of the new company with Brian Jansson serving as vice president of finance and administration; William Lorenz as vice president of operations; and William Hodges as vice president of sales and marketing. All four men serve in identical roles with the parent company, Boutwell Owens. Questions should be directed to Ward McLaughlin, president at (978) 343-3067.

Source: Boutwell, Owens & Co.

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