In September 2012, Drummond announced the next phase of its expansion plans with the acquisition of Atlanta based Graphic Communications Corporation (GCC). This move broadened Drummond’s products and services, which will now include wide format printing, packaging, and improved logistics as well as expanded point of sale (POS) materials and improved Digital Storefront Technology. During its’ 40 years in business, GCC has developed programs for vertical markets such as packaged goods, convenience stores, hospitality and retail outlets. Drummond is now able to share the success stories in these areas with our clients and prospects. In addition, since the acquisition we have been able to apply GCC’s expertise to our product lines in education, publishing, insurance and utilities in order to provide enhanced value to existing clients.
In particular, Drummond’s clients and prospects will now benefit in the following ways:
- Large Format products – In addition to our “ink on paper” products, we can now image on most any material with sizes of up to 4 feet by 8 feet. Perfect for signs and Point of Sale.
- Plastics and Heavy Board – Due to uniquely configured presses, GCC is able to apply high quality offset printing to synthetic sheets (plastic, static cling, clear acetate, etc.) and heavy board up to 48 pt.
- Improved logistics – With plants in Jacksonville, FL and Atlanta, GA clients may realize lower shipping costs. Jobs are manufactured in either plant in part due to an effort in reducing total costs, which would include freight or postage and decreasing “time to market”.
- Improved Digital Storefront capabilities – The programming team at GCC adds new perspectives and innovation to an already successful Drummond program. Extraordinary programs have been created for hospitality and restaurant verticals that significantly reduce costs and bring efficiencies to the distribution of menus and other materials. Other B2B applications will benefit as Drummond has already merged our platform with GCC.
This is an exciting time for the Drummond Sales Team, as we are able to provide greater value than ever before. If you have any questions as to how we can help you, please don’t hesitate to ask.