De Pere-based durable graphics company Romo Durable Graphics has acquired Chicago Decal Co., a Chicago-based manufacturer of custom decals.
The June 1 purchase gives Romo Durable Graphics increased market strength and access to enhanced capabilities for its decal and in-mold decorating solutions, the firm said in a news release.
Chicago Decal will retain a Chicago-based sales office, but will close its production facility in Burr Ridge, Ill.
Though we are decreasing our operations in Burr Ridge, we are pleased to be acquired by a company that is confident Chicago Decal employees and capabilities will enhance its business, said Frank Riggio, president of Chicago Decal, in the release.
Chicago Decal and Romo Durable Graphics have been competing respectfully for years with similar products and capabilities, said Jonathan Darling, president of Romo Durable Graphics. The opportunity for the acquisition presented itself when Chicago Decal's parent company, Chicago Freight Car, made a strategic business redirection that did not include the printing industry. We are grateful for the opportunity this has given both companies and look forward to expanding.
With the Chicago Decal acquisition, Romo Durable Graphics also picks up the GB Frank International division, which will continue to operate and serve current and future customers without change to its name.
Romo began as a signage and in-store graphics printer for the retail industry in Green Bay, Wis., in 1953.
The company's claim to fame is that it created the G logo for coach Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers football team.
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