The Dingley Press Acquired
Former owner repurchases the catalog printerOctober 11, 2013
The Dingley Press announced on Oct. 10 that it was re-acquired by former owner, Christopher A. Pierce. The catalog printer was purchased from The Sheridan Group, a Hunt Valley, Md.-based print, publishing services and technology provider to publishers of scholarly journals, magazines, books and catalogs.
Mr. Pierce is once again involved with a business that he knows well. He first became an employee of Dingley's back in 1972. Rising through the ranks, he was able to purchase the company in 1981. Over the next 20-plus years, he proceeded to grow the business beyond the $100 million mark and employ over 500 people.
In 2004, Mr. Pierce sold The Dingley Press to The Sheridan Group. He stayed on with Sheridan holding various leadership roles at Dingley, including CEO and Chairman, until retiring in 2011. At that point, he assumed the Deputy Commissioner of Finance position with Maine's Department of Health and Human Services. Earlier this year, Mr. Pierce approached Sheridan's leadership and expressed his desire to purchase the business.
"I am very excited to be reunited with the great people at The Dingley Press. The company has a unique niche in the catalog printing business, successfully providing sophisticated printing and mailing distribution services to over 140 nationwide catalog customers," said Mr. Pierce. "I very much look forward to continued growth at Dingley in the years ahead."
The Dingley Press will continue to produce high quality catalogs from its facility in Lisbon, Maine.
Pierce, a resident of Cumberland Foreside, is a graduate of Bowdoin College. He has served on a number of nonprofit boards in the state of Maine. He is currently a board member of the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME), a quasi-government agency that provides loan insurance to over 900 Maine companies. His commitment to social services is reflected by the creation of the Christopher and Nancy Pierce Foundation in 2004 to assist and support Maine's non-profit institutions.
About The Dingley Press
In business since 1928, The Dingley Press provides high quality catalog printing, binding, co-mailing, and distribution services from its Lisbon, ME facility. As a full-service catalog printer, serving medium to long run catalog customers, Dingley brings value to its customers through its unique RIGHTSIZETM catalog format and sophisticated in-house co-mailing and distribution services. www.dingley.com
About The Sheridan Group
Headquartered in Hunt Valley, MD, The Sheridan Group is a leading provider of print, publishing services and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers. The Sheridan Group is comprised of The Sheridan Press, Dartmouth Printing Company, Dartmouth Journal Services, and Sheridan Books. Each company has a market specialty that supports the scholarly journal, magazine, catalog, or book industry. For more information, please visit www.sheridan.com.