Canadian Packaging

Consolidated Graphics To Purchase RT Associates

Leading N.A. printing company looks to add to its already impressive array of print technology.


June 27, 2011
by Canadian Packaging Staff

Consolidated Graphics, Inc., headquartered in Houston, is one of North America’s leading general commercial printing companies, with 70 printing businesses strategically located across 27 U.S. states, Toronto, and Prague, has entered into a letter of intent to acquire RT Associates, Inc., located in Chicago. The transaction is expected to be completed in the next 90 days.

Founded by Bob Radzis in 1983, RT Associates has grown to become one of the most technologically sophisticated marketing services providers in the U.S. Midwest. Using six sigma lean manufacturing protocol and state-of-the-art digital technology, RT Associates offers a full suite of marketing campaign management tools as well as digital and offset printing (including large format) and fulfillment services. RT Associates has also developed a proprietary marketing program that incorporates data analytics to develop web, mobile and print based marketing strategies such as web-to-print applications as well as targeted marketing utilizing trigger based personalized URLs and QR codes.

“RT Associates is a technologically innovative company which will further expand our capabilities and footprint in the Midwest as we continue to build on our industry leading position,” says Joe R. Davis, chairman and chief executive officer of Consolidated Graphics. “We believe RT Associates is an attractive company that fits our proven strategic acquisition strategy.”

Jim Cohen, executive vice-president of mergers and acquisitions with Consolidated Graphics adds: “RT Associates is a forward-thinking company that has evolved with the times to embrace solutions selling, technology and digital printing. From my experience, it is unusual to find independent printing companies that have successfully made this transition, and RT appears to have done it.”

About Consolidated Graphics

Consolidated Graphics, Inc. is a leading North American general commercial printing company featuring 70 printing businesses in 27 States, Toronto, and Prague. Its technologically advanced sheetfed and web printing capabilities are complemented by the world’s largest integrated digital footprint. By coupling North America’s most comprehensive printing capabilities with strategically located fulfillment centers and industry-leading technology, the company delivers end-to-end print production and management solutions based on the needs of its customers to improve their results. For more information, visit www.cgx.com.