Franklin Dodd Communications Combines Two Florida Printing Firms

HOUSTON—Feb. 21, 2012—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’s services include design, digital printing, sheetfed and web offset printing, fulfillment, database marketing and promotional items. It is one of the largest fully integrated digital and offset printing companies in the southeastern United States. (The printer tied for #344 with $11.5 million in sales on the 2012 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.”

Franklin’s president, Peter Dunne, added, “Nationwide and Dodd have made technology the foundation of their businesses. Their approach to helping clients solve supply-chain and cross-media marketing challenges using digital solutions is a huge differentiator in our changing industry. We’re confident our customers will utilize these solutions in conjunction with our extensive services.”

“We’re excited about this transaction and welcome Franklin’s customers into Nationwide Argosy’s family of companies. Franklin’s respected 90-year history of exceeding customer expectations and continually modernizing their services is aligned with our core objectives,” said Nationwide’s CEO, Mark Berkey. “We’re equally excited about the new company’s industry-leading management team, co-presidents Peter Dunne and Rich Sierra, and Mike Barber, v.p. operations. Franklin Dodd Communications will be the region’s most experienced, technologically advanced and customer-centric graphic communications service provider.”

About Nationwide Argosy
Nationwide Argosy Solutions, based in Houston, provides turnkey services for businesses and marketing communication firms, including custom online storefronts, just-in-time online ordering, multi-channel direct marketing campaign design and support, small and wide-format digital printing, sheet-fed and web offset printing, kitting and assembly, logistics and warehousing. Nationwide’s industry-leading technology, Argosy, allows clients to more efficiently manage their supply chain and inventory through its cloud-based suite of application software.

Source: Nationwide Argosy.