The Allied Group Acquires United Printing with an Eye Toward Growth in New England

CRANSTON, RI—April 11, 2012—The Allied Group, a leading marketing communications and fulfillment services company, announced the acquisition of United Printing, a full-service, commercial printer based in Warwick, RI.

United, a successful family-owned and operated business led by President and CEO Raymond Amore and Vice President Barbara Caminito, has been a leading commercial printer offering sheetfed printing and mailing for close to 70 years.

“We saw an excellent opportunity to join forces with another well-known and well-respected printer,” commented Robert C. Clement, CEO of The Allied Group. “We have a progressive attitude and approach to growing our business which is critical to maintaining and increasing our relevance in the Rhode Island and New England marketplace. We must have the resources and manpower to provide the new technology that our clients demand. Actions like this play a large role toward accomplishing that strategic goal.”

United Printing is Allied’s sixth acquisition since 2000. With this most recent acquisition, the organization anticipates that its annual sales will top $22 million in 2012 and it will have a staff of 160 employees.

As a result of the acquisition, The Allied Group will add numerous new clients to its customer base, as well as a large percentage of the existing United Printing employees.

“We are confident that our existing customers will be well taken care of by The Allied Group and benefit from the same high quality products and exceptional customer service that they have been accustomed to receiving from United,” commented Carminito. “Also, they can take advantage of the wide range of additional products and services that Allied currently provides.”

The Allied Group continues to build award-winning marketing and fulfillment programs for leading national and New England based companies looking to attract, acquire and retain new business and/or contain, reduce, or remove cost from their business process.