Firespring and Midstates, Inc. of Aberdeen, S.D., have agreed to terms for Firespring to acquire Jacob North Print & Media Solutions and A to Z Printing, located in Lincoln, Neb., effective Oct. 1, 2016.
Jacob North, established in 1888, was purchased by Midstates in 2013.
Jay Wilkinson, Firespring founder and CEO, says the opportunity to bring the two companies into Firespring made sense. “Jacob North is a well-respected name in the printing business, especially in Nebraska,” Wilkinson said. “The additional capabilities and experience gained through this acquisition will help Firespring continue to grow.”
Jacob North Print & Media Solutions has focused on commercial printing, mailing and cross media marketing, while A to Z Printing has provided quick printing services. Justin Feickert, vice president of sales and marketing for Midstates, Inc. says customers of the two companies won’t notice any major changes. “Firespring is known for its excellent customer service and we’re confident this transition will be seamless,” Feickert said. “In addition, Firespring can provide integrated creative, website and Cloud IT solutions for our existing clients.”
Firespring was recently ranked #2 on the 2016 Printing News Top 100 Quick and Small Commercial Printers list and #829 in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America.
Firespring also made Inc. Magazine’s 2016 list of the 50 Best Places to Work.