PrintAmerica and The Peer Group, two long-standing industry peer groups consisting of 14 printing companies and organizations located across the United States, have merged to form what they describe as a powerhouse peer group. The new group, representing combined annual revenues of over US$400 million, will retain the name PrintAmerica.
The group aims to focus on strategic renewal and growth of its members by providing opportunities for learning, sharing and collaborating. Of particular importance is growing the network of peer interaction beyond the CEOs and owners and deep within each member company – including operations, sales, marketing, HR, finance and IT.
“Our goal is to create a strong fellowship among the members, while remaining focused on the sharing of technology, innovation, and information to help the leadership of each member company rise to new levels within their markets,” said Michael Marcian, CEO, Corporate Communications Group, a member company of the newly formed peer group.
Other members of PrintAmerica include Aradius Group, Best Press, Cohber, DCG One, The DOT Corporation, Garlich, GLS/Next Precision Marketing, Graphic Visual Solutions, Heeter, Standard Press, The Standard Group, Suttle-Straus, and Trabon Group. They offer specialized services including agency, creative and branding expertise as well as automated, programmatic and analytic marketing solutions. Print, mail, fulfillment, display graphics and inkjet services are also included in the portfolio.
Bill Woods, Executive Director of PrintAmerica, describes the group’s networking opportunities and events as including tours of member facilities and strategic suppliers, as well as hosting speakers and visits to operations that are completely unrelated to print and graphic communications that provide thought-provoking conversations and ideas.
“Peer groups tend to run out of steam due to a lack of engagement and new ideas. The commitment these members have made to PrintAmerica and to each other through this merger is exciting and refreshing. To our members, this is an important use of their time and talent, and we will build toward their vision of making the group an even more valuable asset to them.”
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