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Gilson Graphics Acquires Certain Assets of Integra

February 9, 2009
GRAND RAPIDS, MI—02/09/09—Effective February 2, 2009, Gilson Graphics through its purchase of certain assets of Integra, Inc. creates a world class graphics communication firm. The new Gilson is one of the Midwest's leading providers of print communications with projected annual sales of $30 million.

According to Dave Gilson, President/CEO of Gilson Graphics, "The graphics communications industry is experiencing many positive changes as the Internet and other digital technologies transform the way people and businesses share information. Keeping pace with these changes requires large and continued investments in technologies and training. Gilson Graphics, is now perfectly positioned to continue making these investments."

Jeff Palmitier, of Integra and now Executive Vice President of the Gilson, says customers' will also benefit from additional convenience. "This gives our customers a one-stop resource for all their printing and graphic communication needs. Now, we have all the equipment and expertise any customer might need in one place. It allows us to deliver more speed, efficiency and economy."

"Both companies have over a century of history in providing excellent service to their clients," adds Gilson. "The energy, knowledge and dedication of all of our employees along with a solid financial structure will assure the continuation of that tradition, we can accomplish much more than either firm could individually."

With minimal duplication of services and equipment between the two firms, staff adjustments should be minor. "This is a positive move for our employees as well as our customers," says Palmitier. "It only enhances the career opportunities we can offer."

That stability was an important consideration in the decision to join Gilson, says Palmitier. "Gilson Graphics and Integra, both family operations, have strong beliefs regarding loyalty to employees, customers and our community. This commitment remains an integral part of Gilson Graphics going forward."

Services that Gilson Graphics can now offer our customers include:

• Offset Printing including leading-edge prepress systems and services. Comprehensive finishing solutions with in-house perfect binding, UV coating, aqueous coating and die cutting.

• Digital Printing including both black and white and full color, with variable and one-to-one data capabilities.

• Large Format Digital Printing, Mounting and Lamination.

• Creative Services including; brand strategy, development and support services, graphic design; complete web design services and programming; and composition services for print and digital distribution.

• Complete Mailing Services capable of handling mailings from 500 to 1,000,000+.
 

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