Signet LLC’s family of graphic arts operating companies has expanded throughout the Midwest over the past five years with the acquisitions of Riverside Group in New York (‘15), PSSC in Massachusetts (‘15), BindTech in Tennessee (‘17), and Specialty Bindery in Tennessee (‘19). As of September 2019, their growth has expanded west with the acquisition of Arizona-based Roswell Bookbinding.
Roswell Bookbinding has nearly 70 years of excellence in the trade with a one-of-a-kind combination of the latest high-speed technology and old-world hand binding craftsmanship. This allows the bindery to accomplish projects that no one else in the country can do, such as specialized restoration/conservation, short runs, prototype, luxury packaging, unique materials, and oversized projects.
“By adding Roswell Bookbinding to our family of post-press service companies, we grow deeper and wider in our service offering,” said Chad Dillon, vice president of operations and sales at BindTech. “It is not just continued business as usual for Roswell Bookbinding clients. Together, we combine our strengths and minimize our weaknesses to gain further reach, more capacity, disaster planning, shared logistics, and the best service to our marketplace for all their needs.”
Signet LLC will maintain Roswell Bookbinding’s strong brand equity as well as their entire team, including president, Mike Roswell. Roswell is the second-generation leader of Roswell Bookbinding and looks forward to the expansion of resources in the partnership.
“The timing was right and my comfort level with the vision of Signet leadership made it a no-brainer,” Roswell said of the acquisition. “The Signet LLC team is honest, aggressive, and knowledgeable. Having them as a sounding board and being part of something bigger is a smart step forward for my company and my loyal clients.”
Roswell Bookbinding was established in 1960 in Phoenix, Arizona, by Mark and Iris Roswell. The original focus of the company was on Library Binding, with binding service initially provided to private and public libraries statewide in Arizona. Edition Binding was added in the late 1960’s, and the family-owned business has grown steadily over the past five decades. Mike Roswell, the son of the founders, has been involved in the business for 40 years, expanding it both nationally and internationally.
With the acquisition comes the Arizona-based facility, taking the current total footprint of the Signet LLC graphic arts group to 350,000-sq.-ft. in manufacturing and warehousing and over 250 employees nationwide. This depth leads to a strong pool of talent, abilities, and bench strength within Signet LLC.
“The post press production industry is experiencing consolidation, but we know that it will never go away,” said Anthony (Tony) Manna, chairman of Signet LLC. “Partnering with strong and well-respected industry leaders like Roswell Bookbinding with unique craft expertise keeps us at the forefront of this critical market.”
Co-owner and CEO of BindTech, John Helline, expressed his vision for the future. “This industry is evolving, and our firm will remain out front because of our innovative philosophy for growth and continuous expansion of reach by partnering with the best in the industry, such as Roswell Bookbinding.”
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