Wurst Printing Acquires St. Louis Firm

Kansas City, Missouri, USA, February 10, 2017 – Henry Wurst, Incorporated (HWI), a company specializing in commercial printing, mailing and marketing services, has acquired Universal Printing Company of St. Louis, Missouri.

“As we welcome the Universal brand into HWI, we believe their cutting-edge printing services and solutions will greatly contribute toward expanding our product offerings,” stated Michael Wurst, CEO, HWI. “It was clear that our two companies, both resolutely focused on quality and customer service, are joining forces to offer a broad range of products and services to our clients. With the expertise of our combined workforces, we will continue to build strong, long-term business relationships, as we have been doing since our early days.”

Universal’s account management and client services office will remain open in St. Louis and will be positioned for growth opportunities, while their production operations will move to the HWI facility in Kansas City, Missouri. “We remain committed to the industry, to serving our customers, and to our community,” shared Michael.

“We’re confident about this next move for us. HWI has great respect for the business we’ve established, for our incredible team, and for our culture. We are truly enthusiastic for this partnership,” said Robert Ebel, CEO, Universal Printing Company. “Together, I am confident that we can offer our clients a range of services that combine a high level of know-how with the strength of increased capabilities. This alliance marks the beginning of a new era for our company, and our customers will be the first to benefit from it.”

New Direction Partners represented Universal Printing in this acquisition.

Henry Wurst, Incorporated (HWI)—HWI is the 77th largest printing and marketing communications company in North America, as ranked by Printing Impressions’ List of Top 400. For more than 80 years, HWI has been developing innovative solutions for printing, document management, and marketing communication for clients nationwide. In an industry that has undergone profound transition, HWI relies on its skills and vision to position itself as a leader in this industry.

Universal Printing Company—Founded in 1939 in St. Louis, Missouri, Universal Printing Company ranks among the top 100 printing companies in the United States. Their facilities include a state-of-the-art prepress department, a cutting edge heatset web and sheet-fed pressroom, and a bindery that includes saddle-stitching, perfect binding, folding, and various other high-quality finishing services.

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