Dodd Communications, Franklin Combine Firms

HOUSTON—Dodd Communications, a division of Nationwide Argosy Solutions, and Franklin Communications are combining their operations in Florida. The resulting company will be named Franklin Dodd Communications.

Dodd Communications, founded in Miami 35 years ago, works with Fortune 500 companies, advertising agencies, graphic designers and artists. It’s one of eight U.S. divisions owned by Houston-based Nationwide Argosy Solutions, a technology, graphic communications and fulfillment company.

Based in Miami, Franklin Communications’ services include design, digital printing, sheetfed and web offset printing, fulfillment, database marketing and promotional items. It is said to be one of the largest fully-integrated digital and offset printing companies in the southeastern United States. (The printer tied for No. 344 with $11.5 million in sales on the 2011 Printing Impressions 400 ranking.)

“Combining Franklin and Dodd is a great opportunity to build on our individual strengths by offering our customers a broader platform of services,” said Richard Sierra, president of Dodd. “We’re excited for our teams to come together and leverage our new scale and scope to deliver full-service solutions to our significant customer base.”