Meridian Printing acquires Barrington Printing

BARRINGTON PRINTING has been acquired by Meridian Printing.
BARRINGTON PRINTING has been acquired by Meridian Printing.

EAST GREENWICH – Barrington Printing has been acquired by Meridian Printing, Meridian announced Wednesday.

The move marks the combination of two of the larger commercial printers in the state.

“We are excited to have Barrington Printing join the Meridian Family,” said Meridian owner Bob Nangle in a statement. “Barrington Printing has a spotless reputation in the industry and brings a host of offerings that enhance Meridian’s services.”

A spokesman for Meridian, Steven Lee, said that the two printing companies have combined in Meridian’s East Greenwich office. Not all employees will make the move into Meridian, he said, but the company is interviewing Barrington Printing employees and examining what the company may look like post-acquisition to determine new staffing levels.

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Lee said that there was a very small clientele overlap between the two companies but that the companies were very similar, which made the transition “seamless.”

Meridian also said that the acquisition of Barrington Printing allows the company to provide in-house mail service, and fulfillment and kitting. Lee said that Meridian’s large format presses and larger production capacity and a team of application and software development services will also expand the Barrington sales team’s capabilities.

Barrington Printing founder Barry Couto will stay on with his sales team after the acquisition.

“As a family business, since our inception in 1981, Keith [Coutu] and I are incredibly proud and excited to join forces with Meridian Printing,” said Couto. “They are true leaders in the field with unmatched technology and superior quality.”

Financial details of the sale were not provided.

Chris Bergenheim is the PBN web editor.