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Heritage Signs & Displays Beacon Acquistion Press Release

For Immediate Release:

Heritage Signs & Displays acquires Beacon Printing in Waldorf Maryland

Heritage Signs & Displays owners, Joe Gass & Steve Gass have successfully negotiated the acquisition of Beacon Printing, a well-established commercial printing company serving the Washington, DC market since 1974.

On August 28, 2015 Heritage Signs & Displays relocated their Leonardtown, MD operation into the larger Beacon Printing facility in Waldorf, MD., both companies will share the building while operating individually as Beacon & Heritage Signs & Displays; “We will exceed the immaculate level of customer service and quality products all Beacon and Heritage Signs & Displays customers have enjoyed for decades.” Joe Gass, Heritage Signs & Displays President.

The Gass brothers were casually searching for a larger manufacturing facility closer to the DC area when the opportunity to join the Waldorf location arose. “Joe and I have been open for relocating Heritage Signs & Displays in Leonardtown for several years, the Beacon acquisition a perfect fit in location and size.” said Steve Gass.

The Beacon ownership group were also researching a positive change, which led to longtime friend, Heritage Signs & Displays. Arthur Grimes, Majority Owner of Beacon Printing commented: “Heritage Signs & Displays & Beacon is a match made in Heaven! This is a positive move for both companies.”

The inclusion of Heritage Signs & Displays technology, equipment and staff will measurably increase production at Beacon Printing to include: commercial printing, folding, binding, full bleed envelopes and wide format printing. Wayne Magoon, Co-Owner of Beacon Printing was quoted: “Heritage Signs & Displays greatly improves our capabilities in technology and equipment. We couldn’t be happier.”

Lynda Rainbolt, Customer Service Manager at Beacon Printing, was enthusiastic as she spoke on Heritage Signs & Displays: “Customer service has always been the most important aspect at Beacon Printing. We work jointly with everyone involved to ensure every project is correct and on schedule. Heritage Signs & Displays makes our process even better.”

Tish Clem-McClanahan, Graphic Design, and Customer Service Manager added to her coworkers’ comments: “Beacon Printing is committed to delivering the highest quality printing services available. The addition of Heritage Signs & Displays to our Waldorf family greatly expands our capabilities to serve our customers.”

Beacon Printing is located at 2850 Old Washington Road in Waldorf and welcomes the addition of Heritage Signs & Displays to the idle portion of their building. Heritage Signs & Displays has claimed the postal address: 2854 Old Washington Road and is operating at full production.

Heritage Signs & Displays is a veteran owned and operated company established in 1977, Joe and Steve Gass purchased the company from their parents in 1988 and rebranded it as Heritage Signs & Displays. The Leonardtown, Maryland facility is led by Steve Gass and Charlotte Norris and has been awarded over 200 print quality awards.

Heritage Signs & Displays in Charlotte, NC was established in November 2009 at Harris Technology Blvd and is led by Joe Gass. Heritage Signs & Displays quickly established itself as the “Go To” wide format printer in the Southeast. February 2011; Heritage Signs & Displays expanded again by acquiring Blue Fire Visual, a leading wide format printer in the Charlotte area.

In February 2013, Leonardtown expanded to wide format printing, introducing Heritage Signs & Displays as a signage and print provider in the DC area. A sales office was established at 2639 Connecticut Avenue in Northwest Washington, DC. The Heritage Signs & Displays footprint continues to expand.

The exponential increase in wide format services and clients found Heritage Signs & Displays Charlotte needing a larger production facility, in May of 2013 they relocated to 2739 Interstate Street. This was a strategic move as Interstate St. is closely located to several national logistic providers, thus shortening delivery times to “Next Day” in many cases.

August 2015, Heritage Signs & Displays Leonardtown relocates to 2854 Old Washington Rd to share the acquired Beacon Printing production facility. The new ownership group has plans to upfit the facility with the aesthetic improvements being gradual but definitely noticeable. An open house will be forthcoming in the very near future.

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