HOUSTON, TX -- December 18, 2012
Nationwide Argosy Solutions Announces the Combination of The Whitley Group and Cerqa
Nationwide Argosy Solutions and The Whitley Group announce the combining of Cerqa
LLC, a division of Nationwide, with The Whitley Group, a leading Austin graphic-communications
firm. TWG’s services include digital printing, sheet-fed offset printing, fulfillment
and database marketing. Cerqa is Nationwide’s largest fulfillment, small- and largeformat
digital, offset and ad specialty distribution division in the southern U.S. region.
The combined company will be named The Whitley Group (TWG).
“Combining TWG and Cerqa is a great opportunity to build on our individual strengths
by offering our customers a broader platform of services,” said Karl Kluetz, president
of Cerqa. “We are pleased to have our teams come together to deliver full-service
solutions to our significant customer base.”
Founded in Austin 22 years ago, Cerqa works with Fortune 500 companies, financial,
telecommunications and insurance-related companies. It is one of eight U.S. divisions
owned by Houston-based Nationwide Argosy Solutions, a company that specializes in
technology, graphic communications and fulfillment.
TWG’s president, Kevin Cassis, said, “Nationwide and Cerqa have made technology
the foundation of their businesses. Combining these services with the proven quality
offset printing capability of TWG in the Austin market will make a huge difference
in our changing industry. We’re confident that our customers will benefit from these
solutions in conjunction with our extensive printing services.”
“We’re excited about this combination,” said Nationwide’s CEO, Mark Berkey. “TWG’s
respected 62-year history of exceeding customer expectations and continually modernizing
their service offering with innovative new products aligns perfectly with our core
objectives. The Whitley Group will be Austin’s most experienced, technologically
advanced and customer-centric graphic communications service provider,” Berkey added.
Kevin Cassis will serve as president of the newly combined company with Karl Kluetz
continuing to serve as regional vice president, responsible for Nationwide’s southern
U.S. region, including: TWG, Austin, TX; Page International, Houston, TX and Franklin
Dodd Communications, Miami, FL.
Based in Houston, Texas, Nationwide Argosy Solutions provides turnkey services for
businesses and marketing communications firms, including custom online storefronts,
just-in-time online ordering, multi-channel direct marketing campaign design and
support, small and wide-format digital printing, sheet-fed and web offset printing,
kitting and assembly, logistics and warehousing. Nationwide’s industry-leading technology,
Argosy™, allows clients to more efficiently manage their client transactions, supply
chain partnerships and inventories through its powerful suite of customizable application
software. For more information visit www.nwas-llc.com.
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