NAPL Rebuffs PIA Merger Overture

SEWICKLEY, PA—It doesn’t appear that a merger between Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) is in the immediate future. PIA President and CEO Michael Makin sent out a short letter to PIA members, informing them that NAPL has rejected an offer of consolidation discussions with PIA.

Makin was told that while NAPL is open to collaborative projects, the longtime rival prefers to maintain its independence and autonomy while focusing on a business model centered around its consulting practice. Joe Truncale, president and CEO of NAPL, was unavailable for comment.

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