Drummond Expands Atlanta Presence Through Agreement with Sunbelt
Transaction enhances print solutions to customers
JACKSONVILLE, FL (January 15th, 2018) – Drummond is pleased to announce a deal to acquire Sunbelt, an Atlanta-based commercial printer. This step brings together two organizations that share significant synergies, and strengthens the Jacksonville-based commercial printer’s presence in the opportunity-rich Atlanta marketplace. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Drummond, a rare recipient of the Best of Print and Digital Award three years in a row, is confident this transaction strengthens the Drummond team, capabilities, and service offering through:
- State-of-the-art technology that focuses on optimizing the workflow involved in creating, printing, ordering, and distributing branded materials;
- Premier digital printing capabilities that offer the same rich color images with more economical options for customized short runs and variable data for projects like direct mail campaigns;
- advanced inline finishing capabilities that provide high-quality finishes done in-house to save time and cost; and
- a growing team of management, sales, support and technical experts serving the Atlanta area.
“For 78 years, Drummond has remained committed to finding new ways to add more value to our growing customer base – and that’s exactly what this move accomplishes,” said John Falconetti, Chairman and CEO of Drummond. “This is a merger of two highly compatible firms. We hold similar values and philosophies on doing business: providing excellent solutions for the client, an emphasis on honesty and integrity, and the importance of bringing accountability to our work product.”
This is Drummond’s third investment in the Atlanta area. In 2012, the company purchased Graphic Communications Corporation (GCC), expanding its geographical footprint outside of Florida, as well as enhancing its offering around wide format printing, packaging solutions and operational logistics. In 2015, the company purchased the print division of RGI enhancing its digital marketing services offering. Drummond now operates three production facilities in Jacksonville and Atlanta.
Sunbelt has specialized in providing custom commercial print, print management and marketing solutions since 1991. As a result of the continued growth by loyal customers, Sunbelt strategically decided to join the Drummond brand, renowned for excellent client care and meaningful solutions.
“This is a very exciting event for both companies, for our employees and our clients. Our greatest assets have always been our loyal customers and our people,” said Richard Dukes, President and CEO of Sunbelt. “By joining forces with Drummond we have just accelerated the opportunity for our customers and our people to grow.”
Drummond helps their clients optimize the workflow involved in creating, printing, ordering, and distributing branded materials providing innovative, measurable, and sustainable improvements. They focus on the Total Cost of Ownership by helping remove waste from the design, procurement, manufacturing and distribution stages. Putting “ink on paper” is only a fraction of the true cost. This holistic approach identifies costs that are often hidden such as long-distance shipping, storage, fulfillment and obsolescence. Drummond is an industry leader in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma strategies, coupled with value design. To learn more about Drummond’s innovative approach that focuses on sustained savings for clients visit www.drummondpress.com. Drummond is a privately held company headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.
For the past 26 years, Sunbelt has proudly served the printing and marketing needs of the Atlanta community — offering programs in print management, distribution and fulfillment, direct mail, and custom design. The company has thrived by meeting the needs of loyal customers and dedicated employees.