Graphic Village Shakes Up Cincinnati Market with Multi-Craft Acquisition
BLUE ASH, Ohio - February 14, 2018 - Multi-Craft, one of Greater Cincinnati’s most venerable and respected graphic communications companies - and one of the area’s largest woman-owned businesses - has joined the Graphic Village family of companies. With this acquisition, and several other recent acquisitions, Graphic Village is now the largest independent print marketing company in the region.
Graphic Village appeared on the 2017 Printing Impressions 400 coming in at #364 with sales at $9.50 million; as did Multi-Craft coming in at #366 with sales at $9.40 million. Click here to access the list.
“Being able to acquire an organization the caliber of Multi-Craft excites us,” said Graphic Village CEO Eric Kahn. “Separately, we are two strong and healthy companies, but the possibilities, with the combination of both organizations, are incredibly exciting for us, our employees and the clients we both have diligently served over the years.”
Debbie Simpson, president of Newport, Ky.-based Multi-Craft, also added, "Multi-Craft and Graphic Village have been friendly competitors over many years, and we have a deep respect for Graphic Village and all they have accomplished. Together, we believe we can provide an unequaled standard of service to our clients.”
She added, "This company is our family. It was critical to us that people would keep their jobs and get to work for a new company that was growth-oriented.”
According to Larry Kuhlman, president of Graphic Village, “Bringing two solid, proven and tested providers together gives us the opportunity to become the industry leader in our region by leading with innovation, automation and the best technology. All of that will be supported by the greatest talent pool focused on ‘Best in Class’ customer service.” The GV team includes some 150 industry professionals in a variety of disciplines.
“This deal is shaking up the printing world here,” Kahn said. “It changes the entire landscape in Cincinnati.”
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