Midlothian, TX, January 5, 2015 – Ennis, Inc. (the “Company”), (NYSE: EBF), announced the purchase of Kay Toledo Tag and Special Service Partners (collectively “Kay Toledo”) in a stock purchase transaction that closed December 31, 2014. Kay Toledo has locations in Toledo, Ohio and Neenah, Wisconsin through Special Service Partners. Experts in digital printing and customer short-run printing, Kay Toledo Tag produces tags, labels, tickets and commercial printing. Kay Toledo Tag has $25 million in sales and sells through distributors and resellers. The Company will have 5 tag facilities in Texas, Iowa, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Keith Walters, Chairman, President & CEO of the Company stated, “we are delighted to have the opportunity to combine the tag and label expertise of Kay Toledo Tag with the other Tag & Label operations of Ennis. The Kay family will be instrumental in bringing their skills and know-how in this market to the Ennis organization and we believe they will allow us to grow this business in all segments of the Tag & Label market.
Dan Kay, President of Kay Toledo Tag, Inc. stated that “he and his family are excited to be able to merge with the Ennis organization. The ability to market to a broader customer base with more geographic and product diversity will strengthen the business and allow Kay Toledo Tag to expand. The financial strength of Ennis will allow us to grow this business and serve our customers”.
The operations will continue under the Kay Toledo Tag and Special Service Partners names. All of the locations will continue their normal operations.
Ennis, Inc. (www.ennis.com) is primarily engaged in the production and sale of business forms, apparel and other business products. The Company is one of the largest private-label printed business product suppliers in the United States. Headquartered in Midlothian, Texas, the Company has production and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the United States of America, Mexico and Canada, to serve the Company’s national network of distributors. The Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates in two business segments: print and apparel. The print segment manufactures and sells business forms, other printed business products, printed and electronic media, presentation products, flex-o-graphic printing, advertising specialties and Post-it® Notes, internal bank forms, plastic cards, secure and negotiable documents, envelopes and other custom products. The apparel segment manufactures T-Shirts and distributes T-Shirts and other active-wear apparel through nine distribution centers located throughout North America.
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For Further Information Contact:
Mr. Keith S. Walters, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Mr. Richard L. Travis, Jr., CFO, Treasurer and Principal Financial and Accounting Officer
Mr. Michael D. Magill, Executive Vice President and Secretary