Eakes back on the acquisition trail

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Eakes back on the acquisition trail

US independent dealer Eakes Office Solutions has made an acquisition in its home state of Nebraska.

The latest deal for Eakes involves Scottsbluff-based Western Plains Business Solutions, an established local source for categories including custom printing, business forms, signs and banners, and business paper products to customers in western Nebraska.

Following the transaction, Eugene Batt, the owner of Western Plains for the past 34 years and a 45-year print industry veteran, will retire.

“Eugene and his team have built a wonderful business,” said Eakes CEO Mark Miller. “Their dedication and expertise perfectly align with our commitment to delivering exceptional solutions. We look forward to combining our strengths and continuing to provide a great experience for our valued customers.”

Eakes Office Solutions has 14 office locations across Nebraska and serves portions of Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota, Iowa and Kansas. Prior to Western Plains, its most recent acquisition was in early 2022 when it bought fellow Nebraska-based dealer OfficeNet.


This story was originally published in the August edition of Independent Dealer Magazine.