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Printing United Alliance Partners with Brand Chain and PERF

The merger of the three organizations will elevate the printing industry supply chain and provide educational resources to its members.

Printing United Alliance, a member-based printing and graphic arts association; Brand Chain, a community for the brand solutions supply chain; and the Print Education & Research Foundation (PERF), an organization dedicated to providing research and education for the printing industry, have announced a merger. This strategic alliance will bring together the three organizations that are committed to advancing the printing industry through collaboration, education, and innovation, according to a press release. The target date for the merger is April 1, 2024.

“With a rich legacy in print, Brand Chain is excited to join forces with Printing United Alliance and sees this merger as an opportunity to further empower distributors and elevate industry standards,” says Matt Bruno, executive director, Brand Chain. “Together with the Alliance, Brand Chain aims to develop a stronger supply chain ecosystem, enabling members to expand their capabilities and forge even more meaningful partnerships.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Brand Chain and PERF to the Printing United Alliance family,” says Ford Bowers, CEO, Printing United Alliance. “This merger represents a significant milestone in our collective efforts to strengthen the printing industry’s product life cycle and chain of value. By combining our strengths and resources, we can create new opportunities for growth, innovation, and success for all members.”

“The synonymous missions of Printing United Alliance, Brand Chain, and PERF make this partnership not only highly anticipated, but exciting to see just how well we can even better serve the marketplace,” says Nathan Goldberg, CEO of Specialized, and Chairman of PERF. “By uniting all resources, we are able to accelerate the growth of education in print for distribution and wholesale.”

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