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Regional Supply Acquires Alaska-Based Graphic Arts Distributor


SALT LAKE CITY, May 10, 2014 -- Regional Supply LLC, one of the largest digital print and plastic supply wholesalers in the Western United States, today announced it has acquired the assets of Image Control Systems of Alaska, based in Anchorage, Alaska.

Founded in Salt Lake City in 1946, Regional Supply specializes in wholesale supply to wide format digital printers, screen printers, electric and vinyl sign makers and installers, and a large variety of plastics users. Regional Supply carries thousands of items -- from vinyl, inks and neon to plastic sheets, transformers, screens and lamps.

“We are very excited about the possibilities ahead as we blend the resources of Regional Supply with the team at Image Control Systems of Alaska,” said David Fisher, President and CEO of Regional Supply. “For almost 70 years our commitment has been to provide the best possible service, product and value for our customers. Now, by combining these two companies, we have multiplied our expertise, service and product offerings for the benefit of the sign, graphic and print industry in Alaska.”

Since 2003, Anchorage-Alaska-based Image Control Systems has distributed graphic arts supplies and services for the offset printing, digital printing, wide format inkjet and fine art markets. With the new transition to Regional Supply, principal Bob Christoffers will continue to manage operations for the division in Anchorage.

About Regional Supply LLC

Founded by Art Mendenhall in 1946, Regional Supply LLC began as a four-person electric motor repair shop called Regional Electric Works in Salt Lake City, Utah. By 1951 Regional had expanded into a sign supply business. Eventually the company comprised three distinct businesses – Regional Sign Supply, Plastic Fabricating and Supply, and American Label Company – each a pioneer in its own right. In 1968 all three businesses moved to their present location at 3571 South 300 West in Salt Lake City. Over time the buildings and scope of each of the three businesses have expanded.

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