PRINTING United Alliance, the most comprehensive member-based association in North America for the printing and graphic arts industry, is proud to announce a historic milestone with the inclusion of Franchise Services, Inc. This prominent franchise management company owns well-known brands such as Sir Speedy, PIP, and Signal Graphics, among others, and this marks the first time that all members of a printing franchise have united under one association.
With this significant collaboration, nearly 200 franchise locations across the United States, operating under the umbrella of Franchise Services, Inc., will gain immediate access to the wealth of resources, programs, and services offered by PRINTING United Alliance. The partnership was formally solidified at the annual convention of Sir Speedy, PIP, and Signal Graphics, held in Kansas City, Missouri from July 12 to 15.
Franchise Services, Inc. joins the Alliance at a time of remarkable growth and achievement. The company recently disclosed an impressive 20 percent sales growth within its print management group during the previous year. This growth was predominantly driven by the signage sector, with other products and services, including direct mail, mailing services, marketing brochures, labels, and promotional products, contributing to the strong performance.
“In this exciting period of growth and success across our organization, we recognize the tremendous value in becoming part of the PRINTING United Alliance community,” stated Richard Lowe, President and COO of Franchise Services, Inc. “Our brands boast a history of more than fifty years, and we have welcomed new, younger-generation owners into the Sir Speedy and PIP networks due to the growth opportunities in the graphic communications industry.
“We are committed to providing our experienced and novice owners with the latest training, education, certifications, research, trends, and more. The Alliance offers a comprehensive solution to meet all these needs for our entire network, and we eagerly anticipate the immediate access to these benefits.”
Ford Bowers, CEO of PRINTING United Alliance, extended a warm welcome to Franchise Services, Inc. and all its locations across the U.S. “This momentous step by Franchise Services, Inc. brings their owners into the broader Alliance community, connecting them with thousands of industry peers and granting them instant access to invaluable resources, including training, education, trends, analysis, and more. We are enthusiastic about collaborating with the entire organization.”
This alliance between PRINTING United Alliance and Franchise Services, Inc. represents a significant advancement in the industry, fostering collaboration and knowledge-sharing among print and graphic arts professionals throughout the United States. It underscores the commitment to growth, innovation, and the continuous improvement of services and products in the ever-evolving world of graphic communications.