Temple-based Perry Office Plus has acquired the office supplies division of a Waco company, officials said on Wednesday.
The acquisition of the Mackie Printing and Office Supplies division in Waco took effect on June 1. The purchase price was not disclosed.
Perry Office Plus, based in Temple since 1920, recently celebrated 100 years in business with a party at Santa Fe Plaza in Temple in January.
The Mackie acquisition is one of the ways the Temple Company has expanded its retail offering in recent years, the company said in a press release.
Among the main changes customers will see under Perry’s umbrella is the ability to order office, break room and concierge products online at perryop.com, the statement said. Delivery is generally next day and free in the region.
“We are grateful that Mr. (Larry) Mackie has trusted us to take great care of his loyal customers,” said Debbie Macey, CEO of Perry Office Plus. “We plan to do just that.”
Mackie shared the news of the acquisition in a letter to clients in May. “I’m excited about this change,” Mackie wrote, “because it not only provides the customer with improved office supplies service, but also allows us to expand our printing services. “
Mackie, who started his business from his home in 1976, has grown over the years to include point of sale and custom printing services. In late 2017, Mackie sold the printing and engraving portion of his business to Firmin Business Forms in Waco.
Perry’s expansion includes the acquisition of local furniture dealer Commercial Furniture Solutions in 2018, the same year the company became a dealer of furniture maker Knoll Inc.
“If we are to stay in business, we have to start changing. We now manage promotional products. Janitorial supplies are a big part of our market. It’s all about business convenience, ”Harry B. Macey III, president of Perry Office Plus, told the Telegram in January.
Marketing director Bonnie Johnson said Perry Office Plus has been fortunate to have strong business ties and contracts with local governments to withstand the coronavirus crisis.
“We were really lucky… to stay open and make adjustments as we go,” she said on Wednesday. “We had people working from home, but now we’re back to full force. “