Cenveo to Sell Its Forms and Business Documents Group to Ennis
STAMFORD, CT—Jan. 30, 2012—Cenveo Inc. announced that it has agreed to sell its Forms and Business Documents Group to Ennis Inc., a manufacturer of printed business products and apparel headquartered in Midlothian, TX. The divestiture of the group, including the Printegra and PrintXcel brands, to Ennis is expected to better position that business for continued growth and success.
The sale is expected to close during February 2012. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
According to Ennis, the combined sales of PrintXcel and Printegra total approximately $80 million annually. The PrintXcel facilities are located in Visalia, CA; Toledo, OH; Clarkesville, TN and Fairhope, AL. The Printegra facilities are located in Livermore, CA; Arlington, TX; Smyrna, GA; Indianapolis, IN; Fairport, NY; and Greensboro, NC, with a sales office in Jaffrey, NH. Trade liabilities were assumed in the transactions.
The operations will continue to operate under their respective trade names of PrintXcel and Printegra. Ennis will continue to manufacture and market the pressure seal product line under the VersaSeal brand name. The acquisition will also expand the Ennis’ high-color commercial print capabilities and business check product lines, which will continued to be sold through the company's 40,000+ independent distributor network.
Substantially all of PrintXcel’s and Printegra’s employees will be offered positions with Ennis’ new operation. Customers can continue contacting all of the locations under the same methods. No changes to the day to day operations are expected to be made.
Robert G. Burton, Sr., Chairman and CEO, stated, “Cenveo’s Documents Group has built its leading position and strong reputation on producing business forms and document products to meet a variety of business customer needs. This divestiture allows Cenveo to focus on our core operations including labels, specialty packaging, envelopes, print and content management.
“We remain committed to executing our game plan of operating niche growth businesses while using our cash flow to invest in and grow our higher margin product groups and de-leveraging our balance sheet to achieve our stated leverage targets by the end of next year. I look forward to sharing our fourth quarter results and outlook for 2012 when we release earnings next month,” Burton added.