The Pokémon Company International to buy-out North Carolina-based trading card manufacturer Millennium Print Group

MPG_Logo.pngThe Pokémon Company International has today announced that they will be acquiring the North Carolina-based Millennium Print Group, who since 2015 have served as printers for the Pokémon Trading Card Game. Exactly how much TPCI have paid for this acquisition has not been disclosed at this time.

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Kenji Okubo - President of The Pokémon Company International said:
"The talented team at Millennium Print Group has been an important partner to The Pokémon Company International for many years, helping us bring the Pokémon Trading Card Game to our fans with the quality they expect. By joining forces in a more meaningful way, our goal is to enhance the ways our organizations work together and continue to bring the highest quality Pokémon TCG products to market. Simultaneously, we aim to develop Millennium into an even better, bigger, state-of-the-art version of their already exceptional organization, benefitting not just Pokémon, but all of their customers."

TPCI has indicated that Millennium Print Group will not become a division of TPCI itself as a result of this purchase, but rather will continue to operate as a separate, autonomous organization. TPCI plans for the company include further investments in Millennium Print Group to grow the company's printing capacity to serve not just TPCI, but also the broader trading card industry.

Terry Pegram - CEO of Millennium Print Group said:
"Millennium Print Group has had the pleasure of growing alongside the Pokémon brand and Pokémon Trading Card Game for nearly a decade. In that time, we have had the opportunity to develop an amazing relationship with the expert team at The Pokémon Company International, an organization with a special culture who lives its values every day. This exciting new chapter for Millennium Print Group has tremendous beneficial impact for both our business and its employees. We look forward to continuing to support our team members and customers while growing Millennium to be a premier printer for trading cards in the world."

About Millennium Print Group
Millennium Print Group (MPG), is a unique and distinctive printer located in North Carolina specializing in TCG printing. Since 2014, the company has been owned by Park Communications, who made significant investments to grow the company into a premier print-provider in the region. To learn more about Millennium Print Group visit www.mprintgroup.com.

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