Southworth Has Purchased the Assets of Lallie, Inc.

Southworth Has Purchased the Assets of Lallie, Inc.

Agawam, Mass., Monday, June 20, 2011– Southworth Company, a Massachusetts based manufacturer and marketer of fine cotton fiber business papers, specialty papers and related products, announced today that it has purchased the assets of Maryland based Lallie, Inc., a designer and manufacturer of social stationery, invitations and announcements.

Southworth plans to build on Lallie’s 35 years of brand equity and superb reputation for quality and design. Nancy Lowell Lashley, founder and President of Lallie, Inc., will remain creative director and head of sales and marketing for the Lallie product lines. The Lallie design and production facilities will remain in Millersville, MD.

“We are excited to add the Lallie name to our portfolio of premium brands and expect to leverage their superior design and production capabilities to not only grow the Lallie brand, but to enhance the offering of our other Southworth brands.”, said David C. Southworth, President. Lashley added, “This acquisition will strengthen the Lallie brand by gaining access to Southworth’s 172 years of consumer packaged goods experience, operational and distribution excellence and new distribution channels. It’s an ideal scenario that will help us reach our plans for growth.”

Southworth, a Massachusetts based privately-held company with approximately 150 employees, has corporate offices located in Agawam, and the paper mill facility in Turner’s Falls. Its premium business papers, résumé papers and related products are marketed under the Southworth® and Stylis® brands through major national retailers, office product dealers and international distributors. Premium Ledger and Specialty papers and envelopes are also sold directly to various converters and marketers. Founded in 1839 by Edward and Wells Southworth, the company is now run by David C. Southworth, a fifth-generation member of the family.

Southworth Company, 265 Main Street, Agawam, MA 01001 www.southworth.com

For further Southworth information, contact:
Ms. Maura O’Connell, VP of Marketing–Southworth Brand
Telephone: (413) 789-1200 x420 email: moconnell@southworth.com

For further Lallie information, contact:
Nancy Lowell Lashley (443) 679-1050 email: nancy@lallie.com
Lallie, 210 Najoles Road, Millersville, MD 21108