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Harvey-Hauser, Garrity Print Solutions Join Forces

December 17, 2010
NEW ORLEANS—Harvey-Hauser Press and Garrity Print Solutions have agreed to merge the two locally owned commercial printing companies into one, larger organization in order to significantly enhance the printing capabilities, technology and capacity available to their customers.

The new company, to be known as Garrity Print Solutions, a Harvey Co., will reportedly create the largest commercial printer in the area in terms of annual sales. Over the past five years, the companies have invested more than $7.4 million on technology, printing presses, pre- and post-production equipment, and other areas to build their competitiveness and position the businesses for the future.

“Both Garrity and Harvey-Hauser have built reputations based on quality and a strong focus on customer service,” said Paul Alker, who will serve as CEO. “Our enhanced ability increases our competitiveness with printers located outside the region. Of significance to the New Orleans area, it will allow a lot of printing work that previously had to leave this market to return, and along with it the profits and employment opportunities.”

The current Garrity plant in Harahan, LA, will become the main production facility, with another 20,000-square-foot Garrity property nearby that will house digital, direct mail, accounting and warehousing. However, over the next few months, the company will run parallel production at the companies’ plants, complete build-out of the permanent production location and move equipment.
 

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