HCF Inc. Purchases Forms Divisions of FP Horak and Dupli-Systems
Few companies have been in the paper game longer than HCF (Highland Computer Forms), Hillsboro, Ohio. Part of HCF’s success can be attributed to the people employed there, and, most recently, due to the vision of its owners to plan for the future. With over 70 years of combined experience, Steve Patton, president, and Rob Jones, vice president had a plan.
Founded in 1979, HCF initially started out as a stock paper manufacturer. Over the years, the company expanded, and contracted, as business has dictated. In 1989, HCF expanded its product line and reach to the East Coast, then further into the Midwest with the acquisition of Economy Data Products.
Although the difficulties of the past two years-plus have made business tough, Patton and Jones stayed true to providing their distributor base a partner they can count on for quality products, service and options, in an unpredictable market.
“When Steve Patton and I took over ownership of HCF, our commitment to the company and all of our employees was to continue to grow the business in sales/volume and capabilities,” Jones said.
In continuing this mission, HCF acquired the forms businesses of FP Horak (Bay City, Michigan) in October 2021 and Dupli-Systems (Strongsville, Ohio) in March 2022. One of the acquisitions was brought to HCF by a mutual supplier, Jones shared, and the other was brought to them by one of their merger and acquisition broker partners.
“Both of the segments of business that we acquired were mainly products that we felt we are extremely knowledgeable [about] and really good at,” Jones said of acquiring the companies’ forms segments. “With our combined experience of over 70 years in the business forms market, and our with manufacturing facilities [in] close proximity of both books of business, it was just a great fit for all.”
The new businesses have already been seamlessly added to the fold, and HCF looks forward to additional opportunities for growth.
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