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Ennis Executes Agreement to Merge Wright Business Graphics Into a Wholly Owned Entity of Ennis

Posted by PSDA Headquarters on Jul 17, 2018 4:22:32 PM

Midlothian, Texas July 17, 2018 -- Ennis, Inc. (the “Company”), announced the signing of an agreement to merge Wright Business Graphics, Inc. (“Wright”), with a wholly owned entity of Ennis in a stock merger transaction that is expected to close on or before Sept. 30, 2018, pending approvals. Wright Business Graphics is a printing company headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The majority stockholder, Jim Wright, began the company back in 1970 and built it into the large, highly diverse print communication organization that exists today. Wright has seven locations in Oregon, Washington and California, with its main facility located in Portland, Ore. The business produces forms, pressure seal, packaging, direct mail, checks, statement processing and commercial printing. Wright had approximately $58 million in sales for its fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, and sells mainly through distributors and resellers. Wright will continue in all of its current locations, and Dan Adkison will continue in his current role as president/COO of Wright Business Graphics. The purchase price will be paid 55 percent in cash and 45 percent in stock (based on the weighted average share price of the Company’s common stock for the previous 30 trading days). The Company believes the transaction will be accretive to its shareholders.

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Ennis, Inc., Acquires Allen-Bailey Tag & Label Asset Purchase

Posted by PSDA Headquarters on May 14, 2018 5:00:35 PM

May 2, 2018  (EBF – NYSE) – Ennis, Inc., through one of its subsidiaries, has acquired Allen-Bailey Tag & Label of Caledonia New York, in a purchase of assets and assumption of trade payables. A majority of employees will continue to run the business in the same location.

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Cool Guide to Industry Software Providers

Posted by PSDA Headquarters on Apr 30, 2018 4:18:31 PM

Covering technology in our industry is challenging but fun — writers and editors who cover distributors and manufacturers try to nail down details of software providers and their systems, but it’s akin to throwing darts at dozens of constantly moving targets.

To keep that metaphor going, we could have loaded up on darts last month — more writer resources, more research, more demos, etc. — as PS Magazine prepared a special section on technology options available to distributors. We knew the section would be timely because so much is changing and advancing with e-commerce systems, operations management platforms, campaign management tools and other technology that benefits distributors and their clients.

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Topics: Data & Technology

USPS Ruling Reduces Clear Envelope Postage for Direct Mail Marketers

Posted by PSDA Headquarters on Apr 16, 2018 3:05:02 PM

EnvyPak, America's No. 1 Clear Envelope Manufacturer, announces an innovative, patent pending, clear plastic envelope format that can reduce postage for marketers by as much as 57 percent. EnvyPak recently received a monumental ruling from the United States Postal Service specific to this new clear envelope that utilizes EnvyPak's proprietary manufacturing technology. 

The groundbreaking invention is the first clear plastic envelope to ever receive automation rates for letter size pieces with no surcharges.

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Young Innovators: Connections That Mean Business

Posted by PSDA Headquarters on Jun 20, 2017 1:00:00 PM

PSDA's Young Innovators Conference brought together more than 50 of the industry's trailblazers and decision makers — folks hungry to improve their organizations and themselves. At the Grand Hyatt Denver, they asked each other questions, shared ideas, gained insight from professional speakers and had fun.

The event shined a spotlight on just how much the next generation of industry pros is fueled by innovation, technology and each other. Energized about the future, attendees discussed new ways to seize opportunities and improve their businesses. The Young Innovators Conference is the only event designed specifically for them.

"The ability to network and learn from others was outstanding," says Stephanie Page, sales and account manager at the Dallas office of distributor Regency Business Solutions. "We left with new sales ideas and other ways to increase our value to clients."

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Topics: Business Development, Collaboration

Expert Insight on Forgery

Posted by PSDA Headquarters on Apr 4, 2017 1:02:00 PM

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Topics: Document Security, Data & Technology, Distributor Successes

Bigger Is Better: A Recap of the California Regional Event

Posted by PSDA Headquarters on Nov 1, 2016 11:01:00 AM

Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, home of Super Bowl 50 and the San Francisco 49ers, was the perfect venue for 26 print distributors and manufacturers to gather and discuss why "bigger is better" in the print industry.

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Topics: Distributor and Manufacturer Partnerships, Large Format


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