Kirkwood Acquires Nu Graphics Etc.

WILMINGTON, MA—April 4, 2012—Kirkwood Holdings has acquired Nu Graphics Etc., an advanced digital print solutions company. Nu Graphics Etc. joins renowned commercial printer Kirkwood Printing (Printing Impressions 2011 Top 400 ranking: #111 with $43 million in sales) and direct marketing communications leader Kirkwood Direct in serving a sophisticated domestic and international clientele. Perrone Group, which is also under Kirkwood Holdings’ umbrella, offers extensive direct marketing expertise to the higher education and nonprofit marketplace.

“The purchase of Nu Graphics Etc. is a growth-based acquisition designed to meet our clients’ rapidly growing demand for high quality variable digital and large format printing,” says Robert Coppinger, president and CEO of Kirkwood Holdings. “We are poised to take Nu Graphics Etc. from a strategic partner to a member of the Kirkwood family, retaining the same exceptional management and services.”

According to Stephan Duncan, president and general manager of Kirkwood Direct, “The acquisition of Nu Graphics is extremely positive and will continue to ensure that our clients receive a full roster of services unmatched by any other company.”

Nu Graphics Etc. president Wayne Moda expresses similar excitement. “I am looking forward to working with the Kirkwood leadership and growing the business significantly in the short term. I believe we have the opportunity to create something truly unique for all our customers and employees,”remarks Moda.

Located in Wilmington, MA, Kirkwood Printing was founded in 1973 and purchased by its present owners in 2004. Through the company’s strategic and effective sales programs and executive expertise, Kirkwood Holdings has grown from $9 million in annual sales to $50 million in less than a decade.

By adding Nu Graphics Etc. to the Kirkwood Family, the organization continues its quest to offer the latest technology to its clients while remaining the industry leader in high-quality printing and mailing services.

About Kirkwood
A renowned commercial printing and direct marketing communications company, the award-winning Kirkwood Printing offers clients personalized consultations, singular craftsmanship, accountability and value. The company is dedicated to producing and mailing the finest printed materials while maintaining a commitment to the social, environmental, and economic impact of its operations.

About Nu Graphics
Nu Graphics Etc. utilizes a unique combination of the latest technology and digital print solutions to help distinguish clients in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Offerings such as large format signage and P.O.P to variable print and database management help businesses communicate with the marketplace in ways that conventional methods simply cannot.

Source: Kirkwood.

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