L to R: Eric Webber, Buzz Webber, Dan Tack, Ray Brown
Employees of Cohber will become employee-owners at Canfield & Tack and all operations will be consolidated into Cohber’s facility at 1000 John Street in Henrietta. The combined companies will have more than $24 million in annualized billings. Financial details of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Ray Brown, president and CEO of Canfield & Tack Printing and Eric Webber, president and CEO of Cohber Press have known each other since high school, but only in the last year did they begin to talk about working together.
“There was so much synergy between our companies – from our operations to our customer base to the equipment needed to serve our clients,” said Brown. “We realized by combining these two companies it would provide a major growth opportunity for both our businesses through an extended service offering for all of our clients.”
Canfield & Tack Printing has been a full-service provider of commercial printing, fulfillment, mailing and distribution services, serving customers across the country. Cohber Press has specialized in producing a full gamut of high-end marketing communication services including offset printing, digital printing, data solutions, mailing and digital marketing services.
Eric Webber, president and CEO of Cohber Press, said, “Together we bring over 180 years of experience to the printing industry. We can assure our loyal customer base that they will continue to receive the highest quality of work and unparalleled customer service as we use the best printing technologies available.” The equipment mix of the combined operation will include multiple automated 6-color 40” offset presses, four digital color presses including the state-of-the-art KM-1 digital inkjet press, updated bindery equipment including high speed folding, as well as multiple finishing and mailing lines.
Once the merger is completed, June 1, 2019, Brown will take on the role of President & CEO and Webber will be Director of Business Development and a member of the Board of Directors of Canfield & Tack.
About Canfield & Tack
Canfield & Tack serves customers from coast to coast with diverse capabilities encompassing printing and packaging, mailing and distribution, fulfillment and warehousing, and web to print solutions. It serves a wide range of industries including education, healthcare, advertising, insurance, financial services, and wine and spirits.
Headquartered in Rochester, New York, the 100% employee-owned firm has 76 employees and has been in business since 1926. The company has been honored with numerous industry awards and supports the communities it serves through many philanthropic efforts.
Founded in 1931, Cohber is a strategic marketing and graphic communications firm that provides industry leading solutions that drive innovation, value and growth for its customers. Cohber specializes in producing high end marketing collateral, direct mail and data driven communications with a focus on one-to-one direct marketing execution. Cohber has a dedicated staff of 47 with annual revenues that exceed $9 million.