Taylor Corporation Subsidiary Buys Accu Copy to Expand Print and Packaging Footprint

The Occasions Group, a Taylor Corporation company, has agreed to buy the assets of Accu Copy of Greenville, North Carolina.

Accu Copy does business under the AccuLink name to deliver commercial print, direct mail, and promotional marketing products, while its AccuFlex division focuses on the production of flexible packaging products.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Like us, AccuLink has invested heavily in the digital print space,” says Nate Mullikin, enterprise leader at Taylor, which is headquartered in North Mankato, Minnesota. “They operate one of North Carolina’s leading white-label e-commerce fulfillment facilities, as well as a wide range of binding, finishing, and direct mail services in-house, something we believe to be a long-term growth area.”

AccuLink also has the ability to produce dye sublimation products in quantities as low as one.

“Their ability to efficiently and profitably produce personalized giftable items is a game-changer for us,” says Cory Hanna, president of The Occasions Group. “All of our customers are asking for more capacity in this area, and it’s especially gratifying to be able to offer this capability to our many trade partners. It’s something we’ve been wanting to expand upon for a while, and we’re thrilled to see that type of talent and expertise join our team.”

While AccuLink was founded in 1980, the AccuFlex division was created in 2020.

“Taylor is aggressively growing its flexible packaging business, and AccuFlex offers an obvious growth opportunity for our prime labels and packaging group,” says Troy Barnes, president of Taylor’s consumer labels business unit. “We see a big growth curve ahead for flexible packaging, and we’re especially intrigued by what they’re doing in regard to sustainability.”

Barnes notes that AccuFlex is leading the way in the use of bio-based packaging films and closures along with e-beam curing technology, resulting in flexible packaging products that are both recyclable and compostable.

Tom O’Brien, founder and owner of Accu Copy, says that Taylor has been one of his company’s suppliers since 1980.

 “Our respective product lines and technologies mesh perfectly, but there’s also the cultural element,” O’Brien says. “Taylor has an entrepreneurial spirit and is privately held, just like Accu Copy, so they’re always investing for the future.”