17 July 2013
Reprodux hits Hamilton with latest growth spurt
HAMILTON, ON—Reprodux is steadily stretching into new territory. A new branch sprouted in Hamilton last month and the company quietly announced its acquisition of Entire Imaging Solutions in February.

"We're trying to grow, enter a few new markets, and grow the graphics side of our business" said Dan Hemming, marketing manager, client experience, at Reprodux. With Entire under its banner, the reprographics company adopted new footholds in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) markets, and is now eyeing growth in retail, car wraps and more.

Reprodux Hamilton team members from left to right: Jason Morse, branch manager/sales; Helen Vieira, assistant branch manager; Barry Brazier, courier 

The merger brought new capabilities in-house, including 3D printing, which complements the AEC industries where the ability to prototype plans and equipment parts is a boon. "Entire was strong in terms of its business processes, its technology. It did a few things that we didn't," Hemming said.

Entire initiated the sales process with Reprodux in 2012. "There had been some talk over the years, so there was a professional relationship there," Hemming explained.

Reprodux was established in 1963 and provides print, copy and document management services. Kimberly Long was named chief executive officer earlier this year, transitioning from vice-president.

Entire Imaging Solutions was founded by former president Andy Chiodo in 1968, offering digital printing, scanning and archiving specializing in construction-related documents. Reprodux's new Hamilton location (pictured on left) is building on this foundation.

With gentrification remaking the city and the 2015 Pan Am games on the way, contractors, i.e. the company's bread and butter clients, are keeping busy. "We had been servicing Hamilton out of our Burlington location, and now there's more and more work there so we felt there was an opportunity to set up a small shop," Hemming said. The 800 sq. ft. location, managed by Jason Morse, is a makeshift home until Reprodux finishes renovating a nearby space.

The company has also reorganized its Toronto offices, consolidating its local Reprodux and Entire operations in Entire's larger of the two facilities. Respective locations just north of Toronto also merged, temporarily located at Entire's Richmond Hill home until renos are complete on a bigger space with more room in the back that Reprodux plans to use for car wraps.
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