White Pine Printers has Joined Foresight Group
October 20, 2014
Foresight Group Acquires White Pine Printing in Ann Arbor.
ANN ARBOR, October 20, 2014 — Foresight Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of White Pine Printers, a long-time leader in the Ann Arbor printing industry. For more than 50 years, White Pine has been providing high-quality offset printing services to clients throughout Southeast Michigan, and with the long history of Foresight Group, the combined company will be able to offer customers more than 100 years of experience.
“We are very aware of the long-standing positive reputation of the White Pine brand, and are honored that this will now be a part of Foresight Group,” said Bill Christofferson, president of Foresight Group. “White Pine customers can expect a continuation of the same service and support they have been receiving for years, delivered under the White Pine name.”
White Pine president Martha Edwards echoed that sentiment. “This is a great opportunity for our customers to gain immediate access to additional products and services within the White Pine experience. By combining with Foresight Group, we are able to satisfy a broad range of communications and imaging needs that meet the demands of today’s marketing expectations.” In addition to their existing offset capabilities, customers can now turn to White Pine for mailing services, large format display graphics, and promotional products.
Having already established a sales and support presence in the Ann Arbor market with the acquisition of Huron Valley Printing and Imaging in 2011, Foresight Group will now maintain printing and production operations in the Ann Arbor market as well. Martha is remaining with the company, as are many of the sales and production members on staff. Christofferson said Foresight Group aims to minimize any changes and interruptions to the existing relationships and operations of White Pine. “We really see this opportunity as a major benefit for both companies. White Pine customers will gain immediate access to a much broader suite of products and services from a business they trust and respect. And Foresight Group will be able to increase our operational footprint in a market that has become increasingly important to our customers.”
The formal acquisition is effective immediately. Operational integration is expected to be completed within the next several months. For more information, contact Martha Edwards at 734-645-7901 or Bill Christofferson at 517-749-0670.