Minn. printers upgrade inserters
GSP Acquires Great Big Pictures
GSP, a leading provider of retail services, announced its growth plans today for Madison, Wisconsin-based, large-format graphics production lab, Great Big Pictures (GBP), which GSP acquired in May 2015.
The plant upgrades will accelerate the long-range growth of the fashion retail services provider and help GSP, its parent company, expand its reach. The upgrades include:
- Expanded warehouse and fulfillment facilities to support complex, multi-store distribution requirements
- The installation of specialized racking for storage of permanent retail graphics and store fixtures
- Increased staffing in customer service, design and fulfillment
“The improvements provide a springboard for the rapid growth we’ve already experienced in 2015, as well as for organic growth that continues as word spreads about our merger,” noted GSP CEO Geoff Neuhoff. “We are able to use GBP’s ideal Midwest location, talented staff and expanded facility to provide faster turnaround and reduced transit costs to customers in the area,” he said.
GBP’s Vice President and and General Manager Alice Torti, also added, “These are exciting times, especially the idea of adding new positions. We are really looking forward to the new technology and talent.”
SGS acquires Traffik
Traffik’s 90-person staff of copywriters, art directors, strategists, client-service professionals and production artists will integrate into SGS immediately.
“It’s a great day for both our organizations and our clients,” Aidan Tracey, SGS chief executive officer said. “With its top-notch team of creative professionals and strategists, Traffik bravely explores and often invents new avenues to connect with consumers. The addition of Traffik to SGS will significantly enhance both companies’ ability to serve clients in a creative, efficient, and scalable fashion globally.”
Traffik’s founder and CEO Mark Ferrier will continue to lead the company and will also take on an expanded roll with SGS overseeing Canadian operations.
“Over the course of the past 10 years, Traffik’s services have evolved to accommodate the ever-changing media environment – and we’ve done it well,” Ferrier said. “Together, SGS and Traffik offer a rare combination of skills and creativity. We’re excited to see where this new opportunity takes us.”