Amherst Copy & Designworks Acquires Ferguson Signs
AMHERST — Amherst Copy and Designworks (ACDW), announced that it has acquired Ferguson Signs of Hadley.
Sean Cleary, owner of Amherst Copy & Designworks said the addition of Ferguson Signs — which will now be known as Ferguson Signworks, a division of Amherst Copy & Designworks — enables his company to better serve customer needs.
AC&DW can now offer all manner of banners and signs — from business, yard, parking and directional signs, to wall treatments, floor decals, magnetic signs, stickers and vehicle lettering — to specialty items such as printing on granite, ceiling tiles, cell phones, and more.
“Our customers benefit because now they have a new source for quality signs from a local store they already know and trust,” said Cleary. “Amherst Copy & Designworks is part of the fabric of the community — supporting local organizations and giving our customers the best possible service and quality.” Additionally, Duncan Ferguson will continue to manage Ferguson Signworks, bringing his more than 30 years of sign expertise to the new shop.
“Technology has driven a convergence of the sign making and copy/printing industries,” he continued. “Signs that used to be hand painted are now designed on computers and printed with digital equipment. AC&DW has been providing design services and using digital technologies for years — making the acquisition of Ferguson Signworks a logical next step.”
Cleary purchased the former CopyCat Print Shop in Amherst approximately four years ago. In March of 2014 he changed the name to Amherst Copy & Designworks to better reflect the services the store provides. Since buying the business it has enjoyed tremendous growth — averaging 20% over the past year.