Exploring Inc. Expands with Acquisition of Grand-Format Printer GCI Graphics
ATLANTA — July 12, 2016 – Exploring, Inc., the parent company of several rapidly growing Atlanta-based companies, including Brumark and ID3 Group, has acquired the assets of GCI Graphics, a full-service grand format digital printing company headquartered in Atlanta. This is Exploring’s third acquisition in 14 months, and advances the company’s mission of discovering truly innovative solutions and value for clients.
The transaction enables the Exploring companies to offer clients a unique and expanded range of services, with convenient in-house printing and graphics capabilities at significant cost savings.
For more than 20 years, GCI Graphics has specialized in visually branded graphics for tradeshow displays, marketing tours and live events, museums, architectural signage, and retail and point of purchase advertising. The company operates a state-of-the-art, 40,000-square-foot facility in Atlanta and works with clients nationwide. Its industry-leading services include:
- 126˝-wide dye sublimation printing
- UV flatbed and roll white plus four-color printing
- digital and ink jet printing
- 16' vinyl and mesh printing
- custom routing and die cutting
- silk screening
- kit packing and fulfillment
- graphic design
- finishing and sewing
As a full turnkey print provider, GCI Graphics also supplies indoor/outdoor media displays, vehicle graphics, architectural and building signage, stage graphics, tents, point of purchase and point of sale signage, and more.
“We are extremely excited to add GCI Graphics to the Exploring family of companies,” says David Walens, president of Exploring. “This acquisition gives us in-house printing and graphics capabilities, with cost-savings that will transfer to our clients. Several of our companies have worked with GCI on a variety of client projects, and we know first-hand the quality of work and tremendous scope of capabilities GCI provides. The company’s focus on offering clients high-quality solutions is a natural fit with Exploring’s commitment to providing innovation and value.”
Greg Pappas, currently president of GCI Graphics, will serve as VP of business development. Tyler Alexander, VP of business development, will serve as senior account executive.
“The GCI team is pleased to join the Exploring family because of its commitment to growth and innovation,” says Pappas. “This is an exciting time for our company and we can’t wait to see what the future holds, both for GCI and our valued clients.”
About Exploring Inc.
Exploring Inc. is the parent company of several rapidly growing Atlanta-based companies, including ID3 Group, Chisel 3D, Atlantis Waterjet, Brumark, Shelmarc Carpets and GCI Graphics. These companies offer services for exhibits, events and environments — including tradeshow flooring, full-service custom fabrication, and graphics — as well as commercial and hospitality flooring. Exploring’s operations include facilities in Atlanta and Dalton, Georgia and a distribution facility in Las Vegas. Founded in 1999, Exploring was named to the Inc. 500 / 5000, Inc. magazine’s annual list of the fastest-growing private companies in America, in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014.
Source: Exploring Inc.