Monday, April 4, 2011

Printing sector NOT affected by Cloud Printing or on-line Document Management

A “printing” business that hasn’t been affected by, and won’t be affected by, “cloud printing”. Growth in this sector of the printing business will continue to be be directly proportional to the world’s population growth. No on-line e-document-management services necessary for these guys!

St. Paul, MN – April 4, 2011 - Two of the premier label printers in the country are now one entity as Smyth Companies, LLC of St Paul, MN proudly announces the acquisition of Dow Industries of Wilmington, MA. Dow Industries is the world’s most decorated label printer, winning countless awards around the globe for its unsurpassed high-definition flexographic printing processes, used in the Health and Beauty markets and other demanding consumer goods segments. “Walter Dow has been a long time friend whose company I’ve admired from afar, and I’m delighted that he has aligned with Smyth,” says John Hickey, Smyth CEO. “Our goal will be to provide the industry’s highest quality label production for those companies who demand the very best!”

Smyth has been in business for 133 years, and recently partnered with Novacap, a Montreal-based private equity firm, to help Smyth in its quest to be the most relevant label company in the industry to the high end consumer goods companies. With established production locations in Minnesota, Virginia and Colorado, and the addition of the Dow facility in Massachusetts, Smyth will now employ approximately 400 people. The company specializes in package labeling for mass marketed consumer goods products, and serves clients in the food and beverage, personal care, household care, and beer markets, among others.

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