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Professional Printers, Inc. and RL Bryan Company Create Dynamic Partnership
COLUMBIA, SC - October 19, 2011 - Challenging economic times can create new opportunities for success. In that spirit, the RL Bryan Company and Professional Printers, Inc. have agreed to a new strategic alliance that allows RL Bryan to develop its fulfillment and book business by partnering with Professional Printers, Inc. to handle their commercial printing sales.
In addition, Professional Printers, Inc. has acquired RL Bryan's 6-color Heidelberg heat-set web press, 6-color Heidelberg 40" LXCD 102 sheet-fed press with aqueous coater, and several other machines for finishing. Operations will remain active at the Graystone Blvd. location, and Professional Printers, Inc. will employ approximately a dozen of RL Bryan's production personnel.
The agreement reached frees RL Bryan to grow with the challenging future of educational resources and electronic media. Professional Printers, Inc. is honored to be selected to carry on the proud tradition of excellence that has made the RL Bryan Company a part of South Carolina history for over 160 years.
Professional Printers is a privately owned communications company working with a diverse client base including local, regional, national and international Fortune 500 companies.We offer our clients a full range of services including marketing support (brand development, layout, design and copy writing), online storefront creation, digital and offset printing, mailing and fulfillment.
Combined, the three owners of Professional Printers have more than 100 years of industry experience. Jimmy Kohn, Tom Conley and Jess MacCallum bring complementary skills and backgrounds to serve our clients. Jimmy (sales and management), Tom (pressroom, paper industry sales and management, and print production) and Jess (graphic arts degree, pre-press, and marketing) have reinvented Professional Printers since they purchased the company in 1993. From day one they have committed themselves to recruiting the right people to become a regional player in communications, exceeding $14 million in sales, and, in 2007, winning the coveted national "Benny" award.