After 25 years as an independent operation, Peoria printing and graphics company Graphic Express was bought recently by Martin One Source, the largest printer in the Champaign-Urbana area.
“Our company’s growth plan called for expansion into the Peoria market," Martin One Source Founder Chuck Martin said. "After a great deal of research, it became apparent that the only Peoria printer who fit with our company’s values was Graphic Express.”
Graphic Express will continue to print projects for Peoria-area customers with more services being available as part of Martin One Source.
"The two companies share a belief in placing the customer first, producing the highest quality printing and graphic design and meeting deadlines without fail,” Martin One Source President Greg Gonda said.
Graphic Express has completed 50,000 printing projects since its launch by President and Co-owner David Pfanschmidt.
“The similarities with Martin One Source were too apparent to ignore," Pfanschmidt said. "We started in the same year. We grew steadily. We take our commitments to our customers very seriously. We appreciate our clients and never take them for granted. We truly believe the transition will be seamless and that the enhanced services we can offer will yield exciting changes going forward.”
All Graphic Express employees will join Martin One Source.