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Applied Imaging Continues Positive Economic Impact with Michigan Business Systems Merger

13 Feb, 2013

Grand Rapids, MI - February 12, 2013 - Applied Imaging, Michigan's premier office technology solutions provider and recent honoree as one of the 2012 "National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" has continued its growth and “Keep It In The Mitt” commitment by merging with Michigan Business Systems (MBS), effective January 31, 2013.  The combined companies will continue operations under Applied Imaging’s management team and name.

Applied Imaging has retained all the MBS service personnel, which will make the merger seamless for customers from a service, personnel and product offering standpoint.  John Spitzig, President of Michigan Business Systems commented, “I chose to merge with Applied Imaging because of their progressive way of doing business and to expand opportunities for our clients and employees.  Our clients now have access to a wider range of advanced technology from world famous companies like Canon, Ricoh and Kyocera.  This will help them to be more productive and profitable.”  Spitzig continued, “In addition, Applied Imaging has an amazing internal culture and work environment and this will help to advance the careers of our employees.”

Current Michigan Business Systems clients will now experience the benefit of having additional resources available with Applied Imaging’s innovative service and support programs.  Furthermore, Applied Imaging offers expertise in high production print systems, Enterprise Content Management from OnBase as well as other leading software companies and provides in-house programming to help integrate software or implement customized document imaging workflows. 

“I believe this is a dream come true and validates our vision for the future,” said John Lowery, Applied Imaging’s President.  “Michigan Business Systems clients now have access to better technology, managed services and unmatched service support.  In addition, as a stronger company Applied Imaging can offer more career opportunities to our team.  Finally, this merger keeps all of the business right here in Michigan.  This aligns with our “Keep It in the Mitt” spirit and will have a positive impact on the Michigan economy,” concluded Lowery.

As Michiganders - values like loyalty, honesty and hard work are at the core of how Applied Imaging does business. That’s why Applied Imaging, Michigan’s premier, independently owned provider of Document Imaging and Managed IT Services strives to “Keep It in the Mitt.” The “Keep It in the Mitt” spirit allows Applied Imaging to focus on its people, products, and services to enhance the Michigan business environment. In essence, it’s about doing business for the success and benefit of Michigan companies of all sizes.

Applied Imaging has been the recipient of the highest awards given by both national manufacturers and local organizations alike.  In 2012 John Lowery, President of Applied Imaging was honoured by the Small Business Administration (SBA) as Michigan’s Small Business Person of the Year.  In addition Applied Imaging was recognized by the National Association for Business Resources (www.nationalbiz.org) as one of the 2012 “National Best and Brightest Companies to Work For”.  Finally, in 2012 Applied Imaging celebrated their 25th anniversary of Business Technology Leadership and unsurpassed expertise in document imaging technology.  This level of ongoing achievement combined with a “Yes! It Can Be Done” attitude, allows Applied Imaging to provide innovative solutions that improve profitability and increase productivity for over 7,500 Michigan clients. For more information about Applied Imaging, please visit www.appliedimaging.com.

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