The Garvey Group
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ August 2013 2013 edition, featuring The Garvey Group and Foremost Communications.
NILES, IL—The Garvey Group announced it has acquired the wide-format printing division of Schawk Inc., a brand management firm. The new facility will be rebranded as The Garvey Group West Large Format Facility, and will remain in Los Angeles.
Since installing a 110˝ Saber XXL paper cutter from Colter & Peterson (C&P) three months ago to address a need for extra throughput, The Garvey Group in Niles, IL, has not only met new work demands but has also improved the processing time for jobs off the press.
The Garvey Group in Niles, IL, has acquired the large-format printing division of Schawk Inc., based in Los Angeles. The Garvey Group's new facility will be re-branded as The Garvey Group West Large Format Facility.
The Garvey Group in Niles, IL, is adding a new six-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162a press with UV curing to its fleet of KBA presses. This latest addition at the firm is due to be operational later this month. This acquisition will also answer capacity needs due to a growing customer base and increasing sales volume.
It is not surprising to note that much of the commercial printing industry news in 2010 was dominated by the continuing struggle of printers trying to reconcile employee ranks with dwindling press hours. White-collar crime was rampant and, in some instances, theft indirectly led to closures.
It's hard to believe that Monday's Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame awards ceremony held during Graph Expo in Chicago marked the 25th anniversary of the Hall of Fame. An award created when I assumed the role of editor-in-chief in 1985 to recognize individual industry achievement, this year's induction class was certainly worthy of our important silver anniversary milestone.
Ed Garvey, president and CEO of Niles, IL-based The Garvey Group, took the helm of his family-owned business following the sudden death of his father, and has transformed it from a $1.2 million business forms provider with about a dozen employees to a $40 million performer employing 175 people in four locations.
We have assembled a trio of printer profiles detailing the positive year-over-year growth enjoyed by these establishments. They're living proof that, no matter how tough times can get, there are always those companies who can see their way clear to prosperity.
GIVEN THE state of the economy, it’s not surprising that printers are constantly on the lookout for fresh revenue streams. Heck, even in a robust economy, printers are seeking out ancillary products and services to help offset the erosion of more mature or vulnerable markets.