Consolidated Goes North Of the Border

HOUSTON—The Canadian province of Ontario can be added to the roster of 26 states that currently play home to Consolidated Graphics (CGX) facilities.

CGX broke new ground with the announcement it had signed a letter of intent to acquire Annan & Bird Lithographers, a general commercial printer based in the Toronto suburb of Mississauga, Ontario. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of CGX’s third quarter.

Annan & Bird Lithographers specializes in large-format offset printing for the point-of-purchase (P-O-P) and packaging markets. The company was founded in 1987 by Jack Bird and his sons, John and David.

“Annan & Bird is a highly creative, technology focused company led by a strong management team that will allow us to grow our large-format capabilities and customer base,” noted Joe Davis, chairman and CEO of CGX. “It is also an ideal platform for us to expand into Canada, an attractive market for Consolidated Graphics’ business model.”

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