TruColor acquires division of competitor Greenville Office Supply


TruColor, a family-owned printing business in Greenville, purchased Greenville Office Supply’s print division, making it the company’s seventh acquisition. With similar clientele and company cultures, the two companies have been long-time friendly competitors. 

Through the acquisition, TruColor announced it can increase sales, continue growth, and reinvest in company goals. Founded in 1980, the commercial printer’s services include wide-format printing, digital printing, offset printing, mailing and fulfillment, design, brand management, promotional materials, and bindery.

To meet the needs of its expanded client list, TruColor will purchase an additional offset press, platemaker, digital press, and binding equipment. All GOS employees were added to TruColor’s team to allow for a smooth transition.

“With this acquisition, it was supremely important that we offered employment to all GOS print-shop employees,” TruColor owner Ray Truluck said in the release. “Customers should continue to get exactly what they expect. We hope to provide a higher level of printing expertise with our expanded sales force.”

Looking to the future for its growing business, TruColor’s ownership will seek out additional space.  

“With this business move, we are narrowing our focus on our fastest-growing sectors: janitorial supplies; promotional items and apparel; furniture; coffee service; and of course office-supply products,” GOS president, owner, and CEO Charles Scales said in the release. “Our business has been a part of Greenville for 50 years, and with my three sons working here, we are committed to another 50.”


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