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  • 26 Apr 2013

Anderson & Vreeland acquires The Provident Group

Anderson & Vreeland has announced the acquisition of The Provident Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of doctor blades, end seals and other technologies for the flexographic printing industry.

‘Provident Group’s technical expertise and patented innovation in the doctor blade and end seal field allows us to better serve customers throughout North America in one bold move,’ noted Howard Vreeland, Jr., chairman of the board for Anderson & Vreeland. ‘Our customers will benefit from an expanded manufacturing footprint, talent pool, and knowledge base.’

The Provident Group was founded by industry veterans Mark Van Denend and David Allen in 1996 and specialized in developing innovative technologies for package and label printers. The company owns numerous patents that improve doctor blade and end seal performance, including Chamber Wrap, which protects the doctor blade chamber from ink build up, greatly reducing clean-up time and solvent usage.

‘Anderson & Vreeland’s acquisition of The Provident Group represents a win/win for both our organizations, and more importantly for our customers,’ noted David Allen. ‘We will continue to develop new and improved solutions for label and package printers backed by the finest technical support.’

The Provident Group will operate independently as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. The company has 16 employees and a manufacturing and sales/warehouse facility in Englewood, Colorado. David Allen will remain with the company in charge of sales and Mark Van Denend will serve in a consulting capacity and continue to develop innovations for the pressroom.