Iowa-Based Industry Companies Merge

Action Print of West Des Moines, IA, has merged with nearby Universal Printing of Des Moines. Company principles said the merger will allow Universal Printing to provide Action Print clients additional services. Virtually the entire Action Print staff is transitioning to Universal Printing, the companies said.

“Bringing not just the equipment, but also the people was a high priority for us during this process,” Universal Owner George Springer said in a statement. “Being a family-owned company has a special meaning, and knowing that Action Print’s employees and clients understand that, will make this transition all that much easier.”

Universal Printing is a third generation, family-owned company currently celebrating its 50th year in business. The company’s services include promotional products, decorated apparel, digital printing, offset printing, graphic design, direct mail services and signs and displays.

Merging with an established company that offers such an array of services, as well as a like-minded culture and customer-focused philosophy, made sense, said Carol Hansen of Action Print, a family business with 40 years of experience in the printing industry.

“We are excited to make this transition,” said Hansen. “It was very important to me to find a company what would be a good fit for my clients and my staff. Aside from the company name and physical location, not much will change for Action Print clients. The same people will provide the same great customer service.”

The merged company will conduct business at the Universal Printing facility, located at 2828 5th Avenue in Des Moines, IA.