A Vernon printing and marketing firm has acquired a smaller printing company.
Wayside has bought the Electric Paper Company.
Wayside co owner Neil Perry says its one one of several strategic moves they’ve made in recent years to expand their services.
“We’re very excited about this announcement,” says Neil Perry, a Wayside co-owner who has been with the company for nearly 30 years. The acquisition officially took effect March 31. “One of the biggest benefits for us is we now have an avenue for quick-turnaround type jobs.”
Photo: Wayside owners Richard Finn (left) and Neil Perry (right) pose in front of Electric Paper Company with former owner Lyle Doucette (middle).
Electric Paper Company—which specializes in small business short-run projects, such as business cards, brochures, forms and flyers—will continue to operate under its existing name, as a Wayside company, from its 31st Avenue storefront.
Owner Lyle Doucette says he’s looking forward to giving his customers access to a broader range of marketing services.
“Electric Paper company did a lot of outsourcing, and I’ve wanted to grow the business and offer customers more, so that’s the most exciting part for me—that Wayside has everything I would want to offer our customers, and more,” says Doucette, who bought Electric Paper Company, now in its twentieth year, in 2003. Doucette will stay on, along with his existing team of three, to ensure a smooth transition and the service his clients have come to expect.
Wayside Press was established in Vernon in 1921 as a commercial printer, and over the years, its services have evolved to meet the changing needs of customers. So much so that in 2011 the company dropped ‘Press’ from its name, and now Wayside offers a suite of digital marketing solutions as well as signage and display offerings—in addition to traditional printing services.
“This allows their customers to do more, and keep it local,” says Richard Finn, Wayside co-owner. “But it’s also a strong union because our companies have similar values. We’re both very customer-centric.”