After 78 years of family ownership, Jim Motheral, president of Motheral Printing, announced that his company has been sold to Ovation Graphics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Ovation also recently purchased Fort Worth's Branch-Smith Printing and is affiliated with Ussery Printing, of Irving, TX.
FORT WORTH, TX—After 78 years of family ownership, Jim Motheral, president of Motheral Printing, revealed that the company has been sold to Ovation Graphics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
After 78 years of family ownership, Jim Motheral, president of Motheral Printing, announced the company has been sold to Ovation Graphics. Rapid changes in technology coupled with the lingering effects of the recession triggered the decision to sell. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
Daniel Hanson, president of Ovation Graphics, has announced that Ovation, a privately-held company, has purchased substantially all of the business assets of Branch-Smith Printing. Terms of the asset acquisition were not disclosed. Ovation obtained the rights to the Branch-Smith name.
IRVING, TX—Ussery Printing, a 57-year-old integrated printing, marketing services and ad specialties company, has appointed Joe Trizza as president.
“We are very fortunate to have Joe Trizza, an industry veteran with over 30 years of printing experience, join us as president effective immediately. Over his career, Joe has built a stellar reputation throughout the North Texas marketplace,” said Fran Ussery, company CEO.
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Ussery Printing Co. will continue to operate in its current Irving, TX, location providing Cross Media clients the benefits of the more comprehensive services as key personnel from Cross Media join the Ussery team. This is the third of acquisition of a competing printing company by Ussery during the past decade.
Vox Employees Put on a Happy Face! OKLAHOMA CITY—Maintaining a pleasant workplace atmosphere at Vox Printing is very important to company management, headed by CEO Laverna Reid, whose family owns the business. Which is one of the main reasons Vox Printing was selected by OKC Business (journal) as one of the “Best Places to Work in Oklahoma” for 2008. So, why is it such a great place to be employed? For starters, smiles appear first thing in the morning when employees drive past the baseball diamond, soccer field and Frisbee golf course on the grounds before walking through a sunny atrium in Vox Printing’s
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