January 11, 2021
Dear Valued Customer,
We are very pleased to announce that on Tuesday, December 22 William Frick & Company (WFCo) was acquired by Presco, a premier supplier and manufacturer of safety marking products and specialty films based in Sherman, TX.
Being that Evie and I have worked at WFCo for over thirty-one and thirty years respectively, this news will surprise many of our long-time business colleagues and friends. Truly, we still enjoy working with the many fine people we have met through the business and want to help with the transition. Thus, we will remain in our roles through the end of 2021 working with the entire staff from our Libertyville, IL office, which will continue operating as it is.
Since taking ownership of the company in 2012 Evie and I always sought paths that best support: compelling value propositions, strong financial performance and sustainable, long-term growth for our staff, suppliers and customers. Presco presented us the chance to accomplish these company objectives in a timeframe and to a degree beyond our expectations.
Presco’s market familiarity and complimentary products makes WFCo a strong addition to their growing Safety Marking Products platform. Along with Pro-Line Safety Products (another recent Presco acquisition) the companies will capitalize on their collective strengths to a greater degree than if each continued working independently.
Since the company’s founding in 1975, “FRICK” has built a reputation as a highly regarded, dependable, innovative, ethical and friendly company. We’re very proud of our team and their accomplishments and strongly believe that under CEO Lisa McGregor, the company will continue building on its strengths and reputation as a top tier employer, supplier, customer and partner.
Please reach out to either of us if you have any questions and have a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous year in 2021.
Jeff Brandt Evie Bennett
President Vice President