Two Vernon companies have joined forces.
Wayside, a standing printing and marketing firm, has purchased Electric Paper Company, also a printing business.
“We’re very excited about this announcement,” said Neil Perry, Wayside co-owner.
“One of the biggest benefits for us is we now have an avenue for quick-turnaround type jobs.”
Wayside offers a range of marketing options as well as signage and printing, while Electric Paper Company specializes in small business short-run projects such as business cards, brochures, forms and flyers.
Electric Paper Company will continue to operate under its existing name from its current location.
“Electric Paper company did a lot of outsourcing, and I’ve wanted to grow the business and offer customers more, so that’s the most exciting part for me — that Wayside has everything I would want to offer our customers, and more,” said Lyle Doucette, who bought Electric Paper Company in 2003.
Doucette will stay on, along with his existing team of three.
“This allows their customers to do more, and keep it local,” said Richard Finn, Wayside co-owner.
One of Wayside’s recent investments was a computer numerical control machine and it also purchased a flatbed printer that prints directly on glass and dark substrates.
Also joining the company is a printer that can tackle oversize sheets and heavyweight paper stock.