Standard Group Adds Fellow PA Printer Whitmore

READING, PA—The Standard Group (TSG), based here, has acquired Whitmore Printing of Lancaster, PA, in what the parties described as a tuck-in deal. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The two companies have been serving the central Pennsylvania region for more than a century. The NAPL Mergers & Acquisition team conducted outreach services on behalf of The Standard Group.

Whitmore Owner Eric Whitmore, a member of the third generation to run the family business since its founding in 1873, will join The Standard Group. Whitmore Printing’s operations will eventually be folded into The Standard Group’s three Lancaster facilities.

“The addition of Whitmore Printing strengthens TSG’s market presence in Pennsylvania as we continue on our path of industry leadership,” said Standard Group CEO Scott Vaughn. “Whitmore’s customer focus fits perfectly with our vision and its talented staff will join TSG’s exceptional employee team.”

The $25 million Standard Group is a communication and creative content delivery partner that provides integrated communication solutions via new and traditional media. It offers personalized marketing and digital media communications solutions, as well as mailing and fulfillment services. It also provides Web-to-print, variable data and 1:1 marketing technologies for a global client base ranging from small, non-profit organizations to large Fortune 500 companies.