ALPHAGRAPHICS UTAH-BASED HQ MOVING TO METRO DENVER AREA
Printing and marketing communication services company AlphaGraphics Inc. will make the greater Denver Metro Area the home of its corporate headquarters. The company, now based in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced plans to move its headquarters to Colorado before the end of the year. "We have made the strategic business decision to be in the Greater Denver Metro Area," said Ryan Farris, President and Chief Operating Officer of AlphaGraphics. "We are reviewing specific location alternatives and expect to make a final decision shortly.”
AlphaGraphics currently has approximately 250 independently-owned AlphaGraphics Business Centers in the U.S., including nine in Colorado, from Grand Junction to Greeley. The company is focused on growing its network of Business Service Centers in the U.S.
The AlphaGraphics network is currently supported by a seasoned team of nearly 50 full-time employees. In the move, the company will consolidate much of its finance, marketing and network support service teams in the new location.
AlphaGraphics considered several U.S. cities for the headquarters relocation. “The Denver area has excellent air transportation connections, a highly skilled labor force and other impressive characteristics to support the company’s growth plans,” said Paolo Fiorelli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MBE Worldwide, which acquired AlphaGraphics in October 2017.
“The Denver area is a great metropolitan market to attract and retain top talent to meet the company’s needs for the future. The area also has good transportation connections, a beautiful natural environment, a vibrant culture and a balanced emphasis on the quality of work and life," according to Farris.
“Colorado is certainly an exciting next chapter for the future of AlphaGraphics and only builds upon the tremendous growth, entrepreneurial owners, and excellent corporate talent that the Salt Lake Area and State of Utah has provided”, Farris said. “We look forward to continuing to leverage and work with the tremendous owners and their team’s in the Salt Lake Area, and all other owners in the AlphaGraphics family, as we continue working together to grow this great brand.”
Rebecca Gillis Denver, Colorado - Global Business Development Manager - Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, said "We here at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade have been working alongside stakeholders at AlphaGraphics, Inc to demonstrate that our state will provide a great atmosphere to move into and grow. We are excited the team has made the decision to relocate their headquarters to our state! AlphaGraphics chose Colorado for a favorable and affordable business environment, ample availability of talent, and excellent domestic and global connectivity for executive leadership. This is a significant addition to our business ecosystem. OEDIT and the State of Colorado welcomes AlphaGraphics, Inc as a valued member of our corporate community."
AlphaGraphics, Inc., with more than 250 locations in 5 countries, is one of the largest U.S.-based networks of locally-owned and operated Business Centers offering a complete range of print, visual communications, and marketing products and solutions including: full-service digital, offset, and large format printing; design services; mailing; one-to-one marketing solutions; promotional products; web to print solutions. For more information about AlphaGraphics services and/or franchise opportunities, go to www.alphagraphics.com.
ABOUT MBE WORLDWIDE
MBE Worldwide, a family-owned Italian holding company based in Milan, which originally started as a Master Franchisee of MBE Inc. in 1993, and subsequently acquired the worldwide Mail Boxes Etc. business (except for the United States of America and Canada, which remain under MBE Inc.) in May 2009 from UPS Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiary, U.S.-based MBE Inc. Mail Boxes Etc. is one of the world’s largest networks of conveniently located business service centers offering logistics, printing, marketing, communication and support services to business and private customers. MBE’s Service Centers are owned and managed by franchised entrepreneurs and supported by experienced service teams. With the acquisition of both AlphaGraphics and PostNet (also headquartered in Denver) in 2017, MBE expanded its network to ca. 2,500 locations in 44 countries, and projects combined System-wide sales of approximately $940 Million for 2017. For more information about MBE Worldwide, please visit www.mbeglobal.com.