Professional Printers and R.L. Bryan Create Dynamic Partnership

WEST COLUMBIA, SC—Oct. 21, 2011—Challenging economic times can create new opportunities for success. In that spirit, the R.L. Bryan Co. (#367 with $9 million in sale: 2010 Printing Impressions 400 list) and Professional Printers (#324, $12.1 million) have agreed to a new strategic alliance that allows R.L. Bryan to develop its fulfillment and book business by partnering with Professional Printers to handle its commercial printing sales.

In addition, Professional Printers has acquired R.L. Bryan’s six-color Heidelberg heatset web press, six-color Heidelberg 40˝ CD102 sheetfed press with aqueous coater, and several other machines for finishing. Operations will remain active at the Columbia, SC, location, and Professional Printers will employ approximately a dozen of R.L. Bryan’s production personnel.

The agreement reached frees RL Bryan to grow with the challenging future of educational resources and electronic media. Professional Printer is honored to be selected to carry on the proud tradition of excellence that has made the RL Bryan Company a part of South Carolina history for over 160 years.

Source: Professional Printers.

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  • Barney

    Uhhh. You mean RL Bryan went out of business! One of the better PR efforts . Best of luck to the 12 lucky winners, and the rest of the sales force. Hope it works out for you all!