January 31, 2011 20:27 ET

Local Reprographics Leaders Adopt Parent Company Name

OCB Reprographics and Consolidated Reprographics Change Names to ARC; Legacy of Local Focus and Community Involvement Continues

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - January 31, 2011) - OCB Reprographics and Consolidated Reprographics announced today that they have adopted the name of their parent company, ARC (pronounced "arc"). The name change to ARC is effective immediately.

OCB Reprographics joined ARC in 1993, and quickly became an integral part of a fast-growing company with locations all over North America. OCB and its team contributed to the development of ARC's technology, became a critical business hub for ARC in the Southern California region, and leveraged its market expertise in serving some of the largest design and construction companies in the U.S.

In 2002, OCB's sister company, Costa Mesa-based Consolidated Reprographics (CR), also joined ARC. After working closely for the past two years, the two companies are making the move together, and both will now operate under the ARC banner.

"We're taking on the name of the company we've helped build," said Roger Lackey, who grew up working on OCB Reprographics's production floor. Lackey is now a Senior Regional Vice President for ARC and oversees both OCB and CR in addition to other ARC companies in Southern California. "OCB and CR were built from the ground up here in Orange County. ARC offered both companies a chance to take it a step further, and we all jumped at the opportunity. We're very proud to say we helped create the largest, most technically advanced, full-service reprographics company in the country."

Historically, reprographics is a niche business that traditionally has served the construction industry by managing, distributing and printing the huge number of large-format documents -- often referred to as "blueprints" -- required by architects, engineers, and other construction professionals of all kinds.

Since the late 1990s, reprographic companies have evolved to serve a broad range of industries, and now manage and print small-format documents, produce color imaging of all kinds, provide finishing and display options, and, in ARC's case, develop software solutions to improve their clients' workflow through better document management.

"It's a far more contemporary industry now than when I was a college student working in the shop," said Lackey. "Everything we do is digital, and the efficiencies in our production departments reflect that. Yet our relationships with our customers are very much the same. We still dig deep into how they do business so we can continue to develop new solutions and add value as a business partner both here in Southern California and wherever else they do business."

While the name change from OCB Reprographics and CR to ARC is effective immediately, Lackey and his team will be making the transition to their new name throughout 2011.

"We've been a part of Orange County for a long time, and we plan to be a part of it for a long time to come," Lackey said. "We want to make sure we don't lose or confuse anyone along the way. We're the same local people with the same local business interests as we've always been. We just need to make sure everyone gets comfortable with the new name on the door."

About American Reprographics Company

American Reprographics Company is the leading reprographics company in the United States providing business-to-business document management technology and services to the architectural, engineering and construction, or AEC industries. The company also provides these services to companies in non-AEC industries, such as technology, financial services, advertising, retail, entertainment, and food and hospitality, which also require sophisticated document management services. ARC provides its core services through its suite of reprographics technology products, a network of hundreds of reprographics service centers across the U.S., Canada and the U.K., on-site at more than 5,000 customer locations, and through UDS, a joint-venture company headquartered in Beijing, China. The company's service centers are arranged in a hub and satellite structure and are digitally connected as a cohesive network, allowing the provision of services both locally and nationally to more than 138,000 active customers.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Roger Lackey
    Sr. Regional Vice President
    ARC Western
    Phone: 949-660-1150 ext. 345

    David Stickney
    Corporate Communications
    American Reprographics Company
    Phone: 925-949-5100 ext. 114