Excelsior Printing Announces Formation of Excelsior Integrated, LLC and Acquisition of Assets

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Excelsior Integrated has acquired the assets of Berkshire Information Systems

Upper Management from left to right: Shawn Ouillette, Tara Coty, Brendan Burns, David Crane

"It is very exciting to establish a new company that complements our existing business and keeps important jobs in Berkshire County.” -David Crane, Chairman.

Excelsior Printing Company's Chairman David Crane and CEO Brendan Burns announce the formation of a new company, Excelsior Integrated, LLC. Excelsior Integrated has acquired the assets of Berkshire Information Systems, Inc. (“BIS”), a leading provider of fulfillment, inventory management and electronic commerce services since 1978. “For several years now, Excelsior Printing has worked with Berkshire Information Systems on various projects that mutually benefited our customers. We have grown to admire the capabilities of BIS and, especially, its people,” said David Crane. “When the opportunity arose to acquire the assets of the company and work more closely with its customers, we felt we had to act quickly. It is very exciting to establish a new company that complements our existing business and keeps important jobs in Berkshire County.”

Excelsior Integrated, LLC is an independent company and continues to maintain its current customer relationships with numerous corporations, media companies and tourism offices. “Our customers will now benefit from a tight integration with the capabilities or our new sister company, Excelsior Printing,” said Shawn Ouillette, Executive Vice President of Excelsior Integrated and former BIS executive. “In the past when one of our tourism customers asked us to help them create a brochure or other marketing materials we would make suggestions of companies to work with, but ultimately had no real influence in the process. Now, with Excelsior Printing we can create integrated product offerings that allow for great value and outstanding service.”

The joint capabilities of the two companies create a powerful combination from a customer’s point of view. “Over the last several decades the Printing Industry has experienced a lot of pricing pressure due primarily to the proliferation of technology,” said Brendan Burns, CEO of Excelsior Printing. “Ultimately, this has benefited customers. What has been more difficult for customers is that they face their own competitive pressures and often need to manage three or more vendor relationships to support their marketing and business development needs. Now, together with our new sister company, Excelsior Integrated, we will be able to jointly offer a streamlined solution for most of their needs, and at great value along with the outstanding service Excelsior has always been known for.”

Excelsior Integrated, LLC management will consist of Brendan Burns, CEO (also CEO of Excelsior Printing), David Crane, Chairman, Shawn Ouillette, Executive Vice President and the former employees of BIS. The Company plans to remain in the former BIS facilities in Lee, MA.

Founded in 1892 and reborn in 2005, Excelsior Printing is dedicated to providing its customers with creative, cost-effective printing, digital communications, mail and distribution programs that provide a competitive edge. Specialty business divisions include SeedPrint, packaging for the seed industry, and Oatmeal Studios, greeting card publishing. For more information on Excelsior, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, visit us at http://www.excelsiorprinting.com, or email Julianne Fruscio at jwfruscio(at)excelsiorprinting(dot)com.


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