By Stefan Yablonski
Along-time Fulton business has a new owner.
Since 1988, Fulton Screen Printing has produced “outstanding quality custom screen printing and graphic design.”
In late August, the company was in the process of being acquired by Ansun Graphics, based in Syracuse.
In early September, Jared M. Massett, Ansun’s CEO and director of sales, and his business partner, Jim Mahon, officially announced they had acquired Fulton Screen Print & Embroidery from owner longtime owner Tom Brady.
Ansun was founded in 1995.
They didn’t disclose the terms of the acquisition.
Located at 2 Harris St., Fulton Screen Printing “offers competitive wholesale pricing on all types of clothing and uniforms, as well as an endless source of promotional items and business incentives.”
Massett said he grew up just outside of Fulton.
“And, having done so — this purchase is even that more important to me,” he said.
Both he and Mahon are Oswego County natives, having grown up in Hannibal and Central Square, respectively.
He will not be making any major changes, “other than increasing the company’s presence and success.”
“The employees that are there are wonderful and will all stay on after the transition,” he added. “I’m looking to add another employee in the near future.”
The company name, location and identity will remain the same, too, he said.
“I will be increasing the product lines though and we’ll be offering all of the clients expanded products and options,” he added.
“FSP&E has been in business for over 30 years and we are excited to continue previous owner Tom Brady’s legacy of great products, quality and service,” Massett said. “It’s a great company with a wonderful crew and capabilities. We plan to expand the services offered to include all kinds of print, digital-offset, mailing, die-cutting, finishing, large format, signage and more.”
According to Ansun Graphics’ website: “Since our doors first opened in 1995, we have earned a reputation for unmatched customer service, superior craftsmanship and creative solutions to today’s challenges in commercial printing.
“We still believe in the power of printed images. We are a unique combination of talented, print-minded people with a good sense of humor. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take our work very seriously.”
Ansun offers die cutting and packaging, direct mail and post cards, graphic design, perfect bound books, perfect stitch books and more services.
Their primary objective, Massett said, is to “think local, buy local” and to “be local” by supporting businesses and organizations that make the Central New York area and beyond, unique.
Ansun is a member of the Printing Industries Alliance and CenterState CEO.