Royal Printing and Modern Printing to merge operations at Ellington Road facility

Posted: Jan. 30, 2013 10:25 am Updated: Feb. 20, 2013 10:27 am


Royal Printing and Modern Printing of Quincy are merging, according to owners of the two Quincy businesses.

Dan Asbury of Royal Printing and Kevin Curran of Modern Printing said the companies will combine starting Friday under the name of Royal Printing and eventually will be in one production facility.

"The industry has evolved into more than just printing stationery, brochures and business forms," Asbury said in a press release. "Technology keeps advancing, and now many customers need more color and faster turn-around, for short runs as well as larger quantities. Kevin and I realized if we worked together, we'd be able to more efficiently handle the needs and demands of all our customers."

Modern Printing was established in 1959. Curran, along with Dave Rees, bought the company in 2000. Curran said the merger will "keep us growing for years to come."

Royal Printing was founded in 1912 by a group of Quincy businessmen and eventually was owned by Ken Moenning and Bill Larimore, who sold the business to Asbury when they retired.

Modern Printing will begin to move its operations to the Royal Printing facility on Ellington Road, where Curran and Asbury will work together managing the new business. Rees will step aside as a partner to focus on Rees Construction, his family business.

Plans do not call for loss of jobs for employees of the companies.

"There's a good chance everyone will be utilized in one way or another," Curran said.