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Superior Printing Ink Acquires Ink Makers, Inc.

By David Savastano, Ink World Editor | 02.16.12

In a move that strengthens its presence in Southern California, Superior Printing Ink has acquired Ink Makers, Inc., a Commerce, CA-based sheetfed ink specialist.

Founded in 1969, Ink Makers, Inc. is noted for its excellent quality and customer service. James La Rocca, Superior Printing Ink’s COO, noted that the two companies have been discussing the acquisition for some time, and added that the fit is ideal.

Superior Printing Ink had opened its own facilities in Commerce four years ago, and Ink Makers, Inc. will be consolidated into the new facility. Rick Mills, Ink Makers, Inc.’s president, will remain with Superior Printing ink as Western regional sales manager.

“Ink Makers, Inc. has good people and many good customers, and they will help us expand our reach in the Southern California market,” said Mr. La Rocca. “The company will be moved into our current operations in Commerce, a state-of-the-art plant we built four years ago.”

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