Ripon Printers in Ripon has acquired certain business interests of Sells Printing Company in New Berlin.
Ripon is a catalog, manual, publication and soft-cover educational product printer and Sells is a commercial printer specializing in digital and lithography.
Both companies are market leaders who will provide a wider range of services and resources to their clients together.
The combined company will be known as Ripon Printers. Andy Lyke will continue as president and CEO of Ripon.
Combined annual sales are expected to be about $55 million.
“This is an exciting time for our customers and for Ripon Printers,” Lyke said. “Sells Printing is well respected in the Milwaukee market and beyond. Its commitment to meeting and exceeding its customers’ expectations makes it a perfect match for Ripon Printers. We look forward to continuing this fine tradition—providing customer delight to all of our customers.
Lyke said the acquisition will create job opportunities, particularly in Ripon.
“Once we decided that being acquired was the best course of action, choosing Ripon Printers was easy, said Donald Schroeder, president of the former Sells Printing. “The Lyke family has provided steady, successful leadership for the past 50 years that resulted in significant company growth. The Lykes and the team at Ripon Printers have also created a customer-first culture that Sells Printing customers value and have come to expect.”