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Bradner Central Company Announces Acquisition of conVerd LLC

Bradner and conVerd will expand production of their portfolio of green products.

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Bradner Central Company, an Elk Grove Village, Illinois-based wholesale distributor of printing and office papers, has announced the acquisition of conVerd LLC, a paper distributor and converter of environmentally sustainable products specifically engineered for the wide-format digital printing market.

All of conVerd’s current distribution deals will remain the same and it will continue with the brand name conVerd.

"This exciting time for conVerd allows us the ability to grow faster in product lines and to expand our worldwide presence. This new opportunity with Bradner Central brings a maturity to our enthusiastic growth in the green sustainable substrate market," says Sean McLaughlin, conVerd president.

"We believe the high quality sustainable product offering of conVerd will give our customers, including printers, retailers, and advertisers, an eco-friendly alternative to the substrates currently used in the trade…These capabilities, along with our financial stability, will allow conVerd to better serve this rapidly growing segment of the print community," says Richard Bull, Bradner Central chairman and CEO.

Bradner Smith & Company, affiliate company of Bradner Central Company, has ownership in paper mills; converters; and sales organizations focused on the forms industry. The company serves as headquarters for six wholly-owned subsidiaries that distribute, printing paper and allied products to the commercial printing, retailer, advertising, magazine and catalog publisher, business forms, direct mail, and label industries.



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