Bolger Vision Beyond Print Adds Fellow Minnesota Firm Western Graphics
MINNEAPOLIS — February 17, 2016 — Bolger Vision Beyond Print, a commercial printer and customized technology solutions company based here, announced the acquisition of Western Graphics, a St. Paul, Minnesota-based provider of commercial and digital print, wide-format graphics, variable data management, and literature and inventory fulfillment services.
Commenting on the acquisition, dik Bolger, CEO of Bolger said, "Today’s acquisition of Western Graphics provides yet another dimension of quality service and product offerings, bringing great value for both Bolger and Western customers. Western has been singled out through the years for their lean process management, unique in the industry."
Bolger continued, "Both organizations have been successful for many years in the Twin Cities community, and with similar goals and objectives, the purchase strengthens our digital offerings at bolger│direct and provides us with more wide-format options. It also strengthens our commercial print operations in both the press work and bindery."
Bolger│direct houses the company’s digital services, including SmartQ, Bolger’s customized technology system for total print management throughout the workflow including print, variable data, assembly, mailing and fulfillment.
Bolger said the transition process will begin immediately, moving Western employees to Bolger’s two facilities, along with designated equipment per the purchase agreement. "It is a pleasure for me to welcome this dedicated group of people. I look forward to working with them as we continue building great service and products," he added.
According to Western President and Owner Timothy Keran, "Picking the right partner for selling the company was very important to us, he said, "with Bolger, we’ve found a partner with a strong reputation, impressive capabilities, and most of all, a highly talented, customer-focused team." Keran will continue to serve Bolger in an advisory capacity as he transitions to a new business consulting career.
Ranked as a Top Minnesota and National Printer, Bolger is recognized for its commitment to high-quality commercial printing, and technology solutions in the graphic arts industry. Primary markets include: healthcare, corporate, financial, manufacturing, education, luxury print and agency.
About Bolger Vision Beyond Print
For over 80 years, the family-owned business has been delivering results for Minneapolis-St. Paul clients, as well as national customers. Bolger was a pioneer in integrating customized communication services into a seamless, integrated process and continues to work closely with customers to provide imaginative solutions for their communication needs, using the latest technology available in print. Bolger has implemented sophisticated tools to protect sensitive data for particularly the healthcare and financial industries, leading the industry in creating a secure environment and establishing secure practices for managing sensitive customer data.
About Western Graphics
Western Graphics, formerly known as Western Design and Printing, was founded in 1967, and purchased by Bob Keran and James Muellner in 1977. In 2001, Tim Keran purchased the company from his father and has been providing offset print, digital print, variable data printing wide-format printing, mailing services, warehousing and print management programs. Western has also created partnerships in the community with non-profits that makes a difference, and works with several foundations.