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Firespring and Midstates, Inc. of Aberdeen, S.D., have agreed to terms for Firespring to acquire Jacob North Print & Media Solutions and A to Z Printing, located in Lincoln, Neb., effective Oct. 1, 2016.

Jacob North, established in 1888, was purchased by Midstates in 2013.

Jay Wilkinson, Firespring founder and CEO, says the opportunity to bring the two companies into Firespring made sense. “Jacob North is a well-respected name in the printing business, especially in Nebraska,” Wilkinson said. “The additional capabilities and experience gained through this acquisition will help Firespring continue to grow.”

Jacob North Print & Media Solutions has focused on commercial printing, mailing and cross media marketing, while A to Z Printing has provided quick printing services. Justin Feickert, vice president of sales and marketing for Midstates, Inc. says customers of the two companies won’t notice any major changes. “Firespring is known for its excellent customer service and we’re confident this transition will be seamless,” Feickert said. “In addition, Firespring can provide integrated creative, website and Cloud IT solutions for our existing clients.”

Firespring was recently ranked #2 on the 2016 Printing News Top 100 Quick and Small Commercial Printers list and #829 in the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in America. Firespring also made Inc. Magazine’s 2016 list of the 50 Best Places to Work.

About Firespring

Firespring is one of the largest marketing communications firms in the Midwest, providing print, creative, website and IT solutions for approximately 6,000 brands, businesses and nonprofits all over the world. Firespring employs more than 250 team members in Lincoln and Omaha, Neb., and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Firespring was named to Inc. Magazine’s 2016 list of the 50 Best Places to Work. In 2014, Firespring became the first Certified B Corporation in Nebraska and operates under the stated purpose to “leverage our people, products and profit as a force for good.”

About Jacob North Print & Media Solutions

Founded in 1888 as Jacob North Printing, the company has evolved to provide commercial printing, graphics communications and cross-media marketing services. Jacob North Print & Media Solutions serves clients across the nation.

About A to Z Printing

A to Z Printing began in 1984 as Prairie Paper, a supplier of recycled paper in Lincoln, Neb. The printing business was started in 1986 and the company now provides short-run printing, graphic design and desktop publishing services. A to Z Printing has adopted a variety of green business practices and is committed to serving the community.


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