NORTH MANKATO, Minn., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Taylor Corporation and its affiliate The Occasions Group announced today it has reached an agreement to acquire CardsDirect of Dallas, TX, becoming part of The Occasions Group business unit. CardsDirect will continue to carry its brand name, website and offering in the market place.
The Occasions Group is a leader in personalized business greetings and stationery, a part of Taylor Corporation. Taylor Corporation is one of the top 10 graphic communications providers, as well as having the largest and most diverse digital print platform in North America. Taylor has over 80 affiliated companies across North America, China and Europe, including well known brands such as Carlson Craft, Current, Corporate Graphics, Curtis 1000 and Travel Tags.
Mike Provenzano, President The Occasions Group stated, "As The Occasions Group continue efforts to grow in personalized business greetings, CardsDirect offers a full suite of designs, from corporate holiday cards to general occasion cards, all available on their website www.cardsdirect.com via a fast and easy ordering process. We are looking forward to the synergies we can create and together growing this area of our business."
Ward Mahowald at CardsDirect added, "The Occasions Group is an excellent fit for us. We have been strategic partners for many years and this step will create combined success and growth; we are very excited about the future possibilities together."
Founded in 1998 CardsDirect is a catalog and internet-based company that offers thousands of unique designs across dozens of categories including business holiday cards, corporate birthday cards, thank you cards, Christmas cards, photo holiday cards assorted boxed cards and more. CardsDirect's products are simple to customize and preview and printed in dazzling full color on premium paper stocks. CardsDirect's service, attention to detail, and competitive pricing have gained the trust of thousands of customers small and large, including every company on the Fortune 100 list. To learn more about CardsDirect go to www.cardsdirect.com.
About The Occasions Group and Taylor Corporation
The Occasions Group, an affiliate of Taylor Corporation, is a leading provider of personalized business greetings and stationery. Taylor Corporation is one of the largest privately held companies in the United States, with more than 80 subsidiaries and 9,000 employees. Taylor provides the interactive, printing and marketing solutions that help build the world's most popular brands. Its products are embraced by everyone from brides to big box retailers and from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Additional information can be found at www.taylorcorp.com.
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