GPA Announces Acquisition of TEC Papers
Chicago-based GPA announced its acquisition of TEC Papers USA from Wausau Coated Products Inc. This acquisition establishes a fourth GPA-operated facility in the United States and vastly expands the service and products GPA offers its current customers, as well as those of TEC Papers. TEC Papers, a long time competitor of GPA, is a national distributor of sheetfed pressure-sensitive paper, film and digital substrates to the printing industry.
Located in Atlanta, TEC Papers' Southeastern presence will strengthen GPA's service and distribution capabilities in that region, as well as enhance both companies' overall level of service. GPA's customers will experience the benefits of GPA's stronger market presence and a wider selection of products immediately available to them. TEC Papers' customers now have full access to GPA's application knowledge and solutions, sales and technical substrate training, worldwide supply base and broad range of products.
"We are extremely excited about GPA's acquisition of TEC Papers, which is important to GPA for several reasons. Similar to our investments in Hartford, Conn. and Los Angeles, the addition of this facility will help accelerate our growth in an important region of the country for the Graphic Arts Industry. GPA will be afforded the opportunity to offer its broad array of products to TEC Papers' diverse customer base. Finally, TEC Papers brings with it a group of employees that has significant experience in the specialty substrate market. We are excited to add this group of talented individuals to our team," said Bob Niesen, GPA's senior vice president of sales and marketing.
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