Royle Printing Announces Merger with W.D. Hoard & Sons

Sept. 23rd, 2015 - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin – Royle Printing is pleased to announce a definitive merger agreement with W.D. Hoard & Sons, whereby W.D. Hoard’s printing business, located in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, will be merged into Royle’s print operations. The merger will take place over the next 60 days; terms and conditions of the agreement were not disclosed.

The merger will allow Hoard’s print customers to take advantage of Royle’s very modern and efficient manufacturing platform. Chris Carpenter, President and Owner of Royle Printing remarked,

We are delighted to have the W.D. Hoard print operations become part of Royle Printing. Hoard Printing has a good reputation and has worked hard to sustain the relationships they share with their customers. The newly combined team, led by Royle Printing, intends to maintain and hopefully grow these relationships through our enhanced service and capability offering.
— Chris Carpenter, President & CEO, Royle Printing

The merger comes in the wake of a recent expansion underway at Royle Printing, including the installation of a new Goss Sunday 2000 press. The expansion will be completed in early December 2015.

About Royle Printing

Founded in 1948, Royle Printing is a privately held print and distribution company, specializing in the production of magazines, catalogs and corporate collateral. The company is recognized as a Best Workplace in America by Printing Industries of America, demonstrating their commitment to Royle associates, company culture and the experience they provide to their customers.

About W.D. Hoard & Sons

Founded in 1870 by William Dempster Hoard, W.D. Hoard & Sons publish and print the international dairy-farming magazine, Hoards Dairyman, several regional running magazines, one daily, and 13 weekly newspapers, as well as maintaining the Hoards Dairyman Farm, home of the oldest registered Guernsey herd in the world. W.D. Hoard & Sons will continue to publish the various titles, but will close their print facility as a result of this merger.

To learn more about this merger, please contact:

Taylor Graham, Marketing Coordinator

745 S Bird Street, Sun Prairie, WI 53590

608-837-5161 -