The Marek Group, headquartered in Waukesha, WI, has acquired CPI Promotions, a promotional product distributor and manufacturer located in Pewaukee, WI. Marek Group CEO Fuzzy Marek said the acquisition is a strategic move—an opportunity that continues to transform and diversify its business model.
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The Marek Group’s acquisition of Publisher’s Diversified Mail Service, a 65-year-old Milwaukee-based direct marketing company, will provide additional postal expertise, data analysts and programmers, and a robust lettershop to enhance Marek’s direct marketing business.
MILWAUKEE—A communication breakdown has apparently prompted Milwaukee County to waste 450,000 election ballots because they were printed with more modern optical scanners in mind than the ones actually being used, according to WISN Milwaukee. What is not clear is where the blame lies for the incorrect specs.
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WAUKESHA, WI—Offset and digital commercial printer The Marek Group has struck a deal to acquire Minneapolis-based Brandspring Solutions, an integrated marketing communications firm. Brandspring Solutions primarily serves the business-to-business market, along with the business-to-consumer and non-profit markets.
Brandspring Solutions, an integrated marketing communications firm, has been acquired by The Marek Group, one of the nation’s leading commercial printing firms recognized for its advanced offset and digital print applications. “We’re taking our successful solution development strategy to a whole new level,” said Tami Marek, president of The Marek Group.
The Marek Group has more than 170 employees and provides a variety of offset and digital printing, as well as Web-to-print capabilities, to a wide range of industries. Offering a broad range of printing applications has rewarded the shop with a loyal customer base.
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Prepress and Press Capabilities Are Enhanced THREE RIVERS, MI—DeGraaf’x Inc. has streamlined its workflow with a new five-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 perfector and Prosetter P 52 platesetter, as well as several elements of Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow system, including Signa Station, Printready System and MetaDimension. Marek Dives Into Digital WAUKESHA, WI—Tamara Marek, president, and Fuzzy Marek, CEO, purchased a new Kodak Digimaster EX138 system, a NexPress 2500 press and NexGlosser glossing unit for their printing operation, The Marek Group. The digital technology was installed to help the company handle its expanding Web- to-print business. CALIFORNIA CARLSBAD—L + L Printers installed