Ovation Graphics Buys Branch-Smith Printing

FORT WORTH, TX—Ovation Graphics purchased substantially all of the business assets of Branch-Smith Printing. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

As part of its purchase, Ovation Graphics obtained the rights to the Branch-Smith name. The 102-year-old firm had been owned by the Branch family for more than a century.

“We believe there is significant inherent goodwill in the Branch-Smith name, and Ovation is honored to continue to use the Branch-Smith trade name while serving a growing field of clients locally and nationally from our Fort Worth headquarters,” said Daniel Hanson, president of Ovation Graphics and a Branch-Smith employee for more than 14 years prior to the acquisition. Ovation is remodeling its 63,000-square-foot plant located just south of downtown Fort Worth.

Branch-Smith had 2010 gross sales of $15.3 million and currently has 80 employees. It specializes in providing commercial printing, binding and mailing services to national publishers, as well as producing large-format packaging and retail marketing products.

Branch-Smith claims tenure as the longest-running, continuously ISO-certified commercial printer in the United States, as well as being the only commercial printer in the United States ever awarded the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

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