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Office Equipment Acquisition: UBEO Buys Copy Corner


UBEO Business Services, a printer, copier, and document management solutions company, has made its eighth acquisition in the last 18 months.

The latest deal involves Copy Corner, a printing service company located in East Central Texas. UBEO says its customers will now have a dedicated and reliable source for overflow printing and other outsourced needs thanks to this deal. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Jim Sheffield, president and CEO, UBEO
Jim Sheffield, president and CEO, UBEO

Jim Sheffield, president and CEO of UBEO, commented on the acquisition:

“Copy Corner is a well-known business in the community that so many depend on for their printing needs. Having grown up in Bryan and studied here, I know that the community is tight-knit and values businesses with local ties. I’m very familiar with the Copy Corner way of doing business, which aligns with our UBEO philosophy of putting the customer first and taking care of our employees. We’re thrilled to make our partnership official.”

Copy Corner has offices in Bryan and College Station, Texas. The company was founded in 1988 by three Texas A&M students. Larry Hodges is one of the trio and will continue in his role as president of Copy Corner. Additionally, Copy Corner will retain its leadership, employees, and continue operating under its existing name, the company said.

The arrangement offers UBEO to showcase the equipment they deal in while potentially expanding opportunities for the Copy Corner brand, including possible new locations in additional markets, the firm said.

Hodges commented on the news:

“This decision was made because of my long friendship and working relationship with the UBEO team. One of UBEO’s current team members sold us our first printer when we opened Copy Corner. There aren’t too many people I would trust with the future of my company. By joining UBEO, we can offer our customers and employees the resources of a large company.”

UBEO was founded in 2004 and has operations across Texas as well as in California and Louisiana. UBEO was funded by Sentinel Capital Partners in April 2018, and seven months later acquired Ray Morgan Company, a regional leader in California.