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Allegra Network Will Acquire Signs Now

(January 2005) posted on Thu Jan 20, 2005

Adds 240 franchise locations to its roster


The Allegra Network printing franchise will acquire the assets and franchise agreements of Signs Now Corporation, which has more than 240 locations in 41 states as well as Canada, the United Kingdom, and Brazil. Operational support for Sign Now franchise members will continue to be provided by the Signs Now headquarters in Brandenton, FL; some administrative functions will be moved to Allegra Network offices in Northville, MI.

"The acquisition of Signs Now is a strategic move in the expansion of our services and another step in fulfilling our vision to build a progressive network of the best graphic-communications providers in North America," says Allegra COO Carl Gerhardt. "The emergence of digital technology in the graphic-arts industry creates unique crossover synergies among our printing brands and the sign industry. WE are a business-to-business franchise network-this acquisition strengthens our platform for further expansion as total solutions providers."
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Allegra Network, founded in 1976, currently has more than 400 locations in the US, Canada, and Japan. Its brands include Allegra Print & Imaging, American Speedy Printing, Instant Copy, Insty-Prints, Speedy Printing, and Zippy Print. (Allegra Network: www.allegranetwork.com, Signs Now: www.signsnow.com)


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