Mequon firm Ed Bristol Promoting and Printing sells enterprise

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A longtime Mequon promoting firm with Milwaukee roots has closed after 63 years in enterprise.

Ed Bristol Promoting and Printing has labored with native procuring facilities, together with Brookfield Sq. and Bayshore, in addition to shoppers nationwide.

Ed Bristol and his spouse, Gloria, based Ed Bristol Promoting Inc. in 1959. Bristol grew to become a cartoonist after a four-year stint with the US Air Pressure. He then grew to become an advert salesman and designer at Northwest Information, a newspaper that was distributed door-to-door to 25,000 folks on Milwaukee’s northwest facet.

Bristol ultimately bought Northwest Information and opened the promoting firm. The Bristols moved the enterprise from 76th and Hampton in Milwaukee to Mequon in 1996.

The corporate tailored as printing applied sciences advanced and doubled its shoppers on the onset of the web.

Ed Bristol Advertising and Printing has been sold to New Berlin company Graphicolor Printing.

Mark Bristol, president at EBA Printing, mentioned he’s labored for his dad since he was 16. He’s been operating the corporate for the final 15 years.

“My dad died 10 years in the past, however he would nonetheless are available in and open up the mail,” Bristol mentioned.

Bristol mentioned earlier than promoting the enterprise, his 90-year-old mom would are available in twice per week to work on payroll and different duties. After three of the corporate’s 11 staff just lately retired, the 63-year-old Bristol mentioned “it was simply time.”

Bristol wished to promote his checklist of shoppers to a different nice firm, so he selected Graphicolor Printing, primarily based in New Berlin.

“I wished at hand it off to anyone who had a superb popularity,” he mentioned.

Eddie Morales could be reached at 414-223-5366 or [email protected]. Comply with him on Twitter at @emoralesnews.

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