Rock Communications Acquires Colorfx, Inc. to Accelerate Growth and Expand Service Offerings
NEWTON, IA—August 10, 2007—Rock Communications, Ltd. of Newton, IA has acquired Colorfx, Inc. of Des Moines, IA. Effective August 10th, 2007, the combined companies will have approximately 400 employees in five facilities throughout central and northeastern Iowa. Combined annual sales of the two companies are approximately $75M. The companies will retain their original names.
The Rock/Colorfx team brings together two family-owned companies with a history of successfully serving customers with high quality print services for over 60 years. The combined company will be led by Jon Troen, President of Rock Communications. John DeVries, current President and CEO of Colorfx is retiring to pursue other interests.
“The union of these two companies will allow us to offer our customers the services of a national printer while providing the care and personal attention of a regionally focused business,” said Jon Troen. With little overlap in capabilities and customers, Rock and Colorfx will offer an array of complementary marketing services to include: commercial web, sheetfed, and digital printing as well as direct mail, photography, design and interactive web services.
“Both Rock and Colorfx have excellent reputations in the marketplace and we intend to keep their branding in place,” continued Troen. “Overnight we have become the region’s top comprehensive marketing solutions provider operating out of one geographic area.”
About Rock Communications, Ltd.
Rock Communications, Ltd. is one of North America’s premier providers of print advertising and direct marketing solutions. With in-house design and photography capabilities, Rock provides comprehensive marketing services all under one roof. Rock has two printing facilities and is headquartered in Newton, Iowa. For more information, visit www.rock-com.com.
About Colorfx, Inc.
Colorfx Inc. is a customer focused, high quality commercial printing and marketing services company. It has established a niche creating systems and executing marketing communications and direct marketing programs for customers with local and national distribution. Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, Colorfx has three locations including two facilities in Des Moines and a facility in Waverly, Iowa. For more information, visit www.colorfx.net.