The Phoenix Group Featured in Printing Impressions Magazine
Following an exclusive interview with the Phoenix Group’s CEO Dean Baker, Vice Chairman Steve Anello, and ICS partner David Neff, Printing Impressions Magazine featured both companies in a recent article, “Phoenix Lithographing, ICS Corp. Merger Creates Commercial Printing and Mailing Industry Powerhouse.” The article highlights the announcement that Phoenix Lithographing and long-time industry partner, ICS Corp. of West Deptford, N.J., have newly merged forces to create Phoenix-ICS Group of Companies.
The partnership brings together ICS, a direct mail organization offering strategic development and creative services, and Phoenix Lithographing, one of the largest privately-held commercial printing companies in the marketplace. The article also emphasizes the added capabilities, capacity, and benefits this partnership will enable for customers of all sizes, from Fortune 500 companies to middle-market enterprises. To learn more about the Phoenix-ICS Group of Companies, read the full article below.
The full release of the announcement is listed below:
Phoenix Lithographing & ICS Corporation Announce New Group
Phoenix-ICS Group of Companies will be one of the largest privately owned print and direct mail providers in the country
February 11, 2021, Philadelphia, PA – The Phoenix Group of Companies, a leading full-service provider of comprehensive printing, packaging, mailing, and fulfillment solutions, announced today that its affiliate Phoenix Lithographing and long-time industry partner ICS Corporation are merging forces to create Phoenix-ICS Group of Companies.
The new partnership brings together ICS Corporation, a state-of-the-art direct mail organization offering strategic development and creative services, and Phoenix Lithographing, one of the largest commercial printing companies in the marketplace. The group will benefit from ICS’s expertise in mailing and creative development and Phoenix’s comprehensive print production knowledge.
Steve Anello, Vice Chairman of Phoenix, first conceived the idea of joining forces and worked with Matt Bastian, Principal Owner of ICS, to bring the parties together. “We’re excited that this union will allow ICS corporate clients to experience the diversity that the Phoenix Group of Companies offers through our minority-owned businesses,” said Steve Anello. “More and more companies are looking for easy-to-use, turnkey solutions, and very few suppliers can provide the resources and certifications we can to meet their Tier 1 diversity procurement goals.”
“This is a natural next step in an already great working relationship between Phoenix and ICS,” said Matt Bastian. “We have worked together for years to meet the print and mailing needs of many large direct mail clients, and are looking forward to our continued partnership.”
Businesses within the Phoenix-ICS Group of Companies umbrella meet several diversity classifications, including Minority-Owned Business (NMSDC), Disabled Combat Veteran-Owned Business, Woman-Owned Business (WBENC).
Phoenix-ICS Group of Companies headquarters will be at 11631 Caroline Road in Philadelphia, with five additional production facilities located in Philadelphia, PA, West Deptford, NJ, Woodridge, IL, and Moonachie, NJ. Each location has its own specialization while also providing business continuity and redundancy to the other facilities.
“Our combined resources will create a print and mail powerhouse capable of printing over 75 million pages per day and mailing over 100 million pieces a month,” said Dean Baker, CEO of Phoenix and President of the newly formed company.
Phoenix-ICS Group of Companies will provide an unmatched array of services, including traditional web, sheetfed, and digital printing technologies; direct mail; commingle services; data solutions; fulfillment; and wide format display and packaging printing. “We are truly a single source provider for Fortune 500 companies and middle market enterprises,” commented Baker.
“I’m working with major clients now who will benefit from our newly combined capabilities,” said Adam Travetti, VP of Business Development and direct mail expert, “and every week it seems executives and procurement teams are talking about finding qualified, capable diversity suppliers like us.”
About the Phoenix-ICS Group of Companies
The Phoenix–ICS Group of Companies is an award-winning group of companies that together make up a large full-service provider of printing and direct mail services. They offer expert heat set and cold set web, sheetfed, and digital printing in addition to high-speed digital web and laser printers, inserters, commingling and logistic services, along with a direct mail creative agency. Phoenix-ICS Group of Companies is made up of disabled combat veteran-owned, Asian American minority-owned, women-owned, and African American-owned businesses. Together, the Phoenix-ICS Group of Companies is dedicated to investing in the success of minority-owned businesses in the print and direct mail industry and helping teams rise above project goals. It leverages more than 100 combined years of expertise to serve clients from small businesses to multinational corporations with exceptional printing solutions. Learn more at phoenixlitho.com and ics-corporation.com.