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Kelmscott Arrives in Midwest

November 1999
KANSAS CITY, KS—San Francisco-based Kelmscott Communications has signed a letter of intent to acquire Spangler Printers, a $26 million, full-service printer based here. Founded in 1941, Spangler is the consolidator's fourth acquisition in two months.

In July, Kelmscott acquired Watermark Press in San Francisco, Printing Control in Seattle, and Commercial Printing Company/CDS in Medford, OR.

"We welcome Gary Staab and his talented management team into the Kelmscott family," says President and CEO Ron Jensen. "Spangler has an impressive breadth of capabilities, including sheetfed and web printing, as well as bindery, fulfillment and mailing, which gives all our member companies important new cross-selling opportunities."

Staab adds: "We are very pleased to join forces with Kelmscott. We share a common vision of the future of this industry, and a common one-stop, solution-based approach to meeting the strategic needs of our customers. By joining the Kelmscott network, Spangler and its customers will benefit from the substantial cost and operating efficiencies that will strengthen our competitive position in our markets. The strategic move will provide great opportunity to our employees and great benefits to our customers."
 

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