Mac Papers Acquires Florida Graphic Supply
Acquisition extends company's sign and display offering
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (July 31, 2017) - Mac Papers, one of the largest merchant distributors in the Southeast U.S., announced today that on Friday July 28 it completed the acquisition of Florida Graphic Supply, Inc. (FGSI), a Clearwater, Fla.-based distributor that specializes in the most advanced wide format technology available.
"Mac Papers is proud to announce this acquisition, which is an important and strategic move for us in wide format," explained Sutton McGehee, President of Mac Papers. "Not only does the acquisition reaffirm the company's commitment to offering our customers a broad, diversified product lineup, but it also affirms our focus on extending our capabilities in the sign and display market. We are pleased to welcome FGSI employees into the Mac Papers family."
The acquisition enables Mac Papers to distribute Roland equipment across all of its Southeastern markets. Florida Graphic Supply is the number one Roland® dealer in Florida. In addition to Roland, Mac Papers will now carry products by ORAFOL®, a leading manufacturer of self-adhesive products and reflective materials.
"We are very excited to be a part of the Mac Papers family and offer our customer base even more extensive resources and logistics capabilities as a result," said John Eukovich, wide format sales manager. "Florida Graphic Supply and Mac Papers share a passion for excellent customer service."
Florida Graphic Supply is a wholesale distributor of wide-format printing, plotters, and engraving equipment, as well as digital print media, plotter vinyl, software, and inkjet supplies. The company has been in business for over 25 years.
"Further expanding our sign and display capabilities has been an ongoing strategic goal for us and the expertise and offerings brought by the team at Florida Graphic Supply will help deepen our presence tremendously," said Marty Davis, director of wide format and graphics of Mac Papers. "We are especially pleased to now be able to offer all of our customers Roland equipment and ORAFOL products."
FGSI's location at 2060 Calumet Street in Clearwater is open for business as a new Mac Papers location.
This announcement follows a string of acquisitions the company has made in recent years. In 2016, Mac Papers acquired the Birmingham-based packaging company Higdon Paper and Packaging, after acquiring two Nashville-based packaging companies in 2015 (Boxes Etc. II and Packaging Professionals). In 2013, Mac Papers purchased Alles Inc., a full-scale distributor of packaging products, systems and services out of Hialeah, Fla. In December 2012, the company acquired All Packaging Supplies, a distributor of industrial and food service packaging supplies located in Pembroke Park, Fla. In 2011, Mac Papers also acquired Orlando, Fla.-based Redd Paper Company, and Greenville-based All Square Digital Solutions, an authorized professional reseller and leading distributor of wide format inkjet printers, inks, digital print media, dye sublimation inks & media, laminators, laminates, and RIP software.
About Mac Papers
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., Mac Papers is one of the largest wholesale distributors in the Southeast U.S. The company is a distribution partner for paper and print, packaging, facility supplies and office products. Mac Papers works with best-in-class suppliers to help businesses and consumers deliver quality results, improve efficiency and increase their bottom line. The company operates 22 locations and 16 retail stores across nine states in the Southeast. Mac Papers is a third generation, family-owned and operated business founded in 1965. Our sister company Mac Papers Envelope Converters converts and prints an extensive range of standard and custom envelopes - over 14 million per day - utilizing the latest in equipment and technology. For more information, please visit macpapers.com or follow us on Twitter.