Member News: Southland Printing Acquires Assets of Digital Printing Systems
SHREVEPORT, LA, September 9, 2019 – Southland Printing Company, Inc. today
announced that it has acquired substantially all the business assets of Digital Printing
Systems, Inc., a leading provider of printed parking and transit products. Digital Printing
Systems, founded in 1971 by Don Nores and based in Azusa, CA, serves more than
500 customers in over 30 countries and is known for high quality products and
personalized customer service.
“It’s such an honor to be entrusted by the Nores family to continue building on the
legacy of their business,” said John Manno, Jr., President and CEO of Southland
Printing Company. “To assure a smooth transition we will be offering employment to
many of Digital’s key personnel and we will transfer their customers’ order history,
pricing, artwork and dies to Southland. Southland, as a family owned and operated
business, is dedicated to providing our customers, new and old, the best products,
service and value.”
“This acquisition insures that our customers will continue to receive exceptional service
and quality U.S. made products,” said Peter Young, Digital’s President. “Our shared
family-business values align perfectly and we know we can rely on Southland’s
continued commitment to the parking and transit customers we both have served for
With this acquisition, Southland Printing Company cements its position as the market
leader in printed parking and transit products.
In the months to come, customers can continue to place orders directly with Digital
Printing Systems and Southland Printing. As the companies work to consolidate the
operations into Shreveport, Louisiana, customers and vendors will receive regular
This transaction was facilitated by Strategic Growth, Inc., a private investment banker
for the parking and event ticket markets. Southland was advised by Kean Miller LLP
(legal advisor) and KPMG (financial and accounting advisor). Digital Printing Systems
was advised by Hahn & Hahn, LLP (legal advisor) and Lucas Horsfall (accounting and
About Southland Printing Company, Inc.
Founded in 1960 by John Manno, Sr. and currently under the leadership of John
Manno, Jr., Southland Printing Company, Inc. delivers high quality printed parking and
transit products that meet the ever-changing needs of its customers. This commitment
is evident though Southland’s market leadership and strong customer relationships.
With its broad range of print-based solutions, Southland is trusted by more than 1,000
organizations in the United States and abroad, including parking operators, transit
authorities, municipalities, universities, hospitals, and airports. Southland Printing is
headquartered in Shreveport, Louisiana. For additional information about Southland’s
products and services, visit www.SouthlandPrinting.com.
About Digital Printing Systems, Inc.
Digital Printing Systems, Inc. was founded by Donald J. Nores in 1971. Since then,
Digital, with the commitment of its owners, the Nores family, and under the leadership of
its President, Peter Young, has grown to become a leader in printed products for the
transit and parking markets. Headquartered in Azusa, California, Digital serves
customers around the world. For additional information about Digital Printing Systems,
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Southland Printing Company, Inc.
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