Hemlock Harling acquires PDQ Post Group

Richard Kouwenhoven.
Richard Kouwenhoven.

Hemlock Harling Distribution (Burnaby, Toronto & Montreal) has acquired PDQ Post Group, a Surrey, BC-based company with over 25 years of experience in data, mail and lettershop print solutions. The company’s President, Lorraine Duclos, will be a vital part of the integration, bringing a wealth of expertise and experience to the Hemlock Harling team. “This acquisition is an exciting step for Hemlock Harling, helping put us on a solid path for success in the future,” said President Richard Kouwenhoven. “We’re excited to have Lorraine join the organization as a professional and collaborative mailing specialist. She’ll also help welcome her existing customers to an expanded service offering which covers data, print, mail, warehousing and distribution services.” Hemlock Harling General Manager Gordon Taschuk added: “Lorraine has many years of experience in mailing and her postal knowledge of not only Canada Post, but also of USPS and international postal administrations, will serve our current and future clients well. We welcome Lorraine and her team to Hemlock Harling.”

Lorraine Duclos.
Lorraine Duclos.

Duclos, who will transition into a new role as Senior Account Manager at Hemlock Harling, commented: “At PDQ, we had great success with customers who focused on direct mail. With Hemlock Harling, we can now offer all components of a direct-mail campaign for regional, national and international projects. It’s exciting to be a part of this new organization which is clearly committed to continuous innovation and service excellence.” All PDQ operations will shift to Hemlock Harling’s Richmond, BC facility effective immediately.

Hemlock Harling Distribution provides data-driven marketing, postal and third-party distribution services to a diverse range of clients throughout North America. It’s an equal partnership of Hemlock Printers, a recognized Canadian printing industry leader based in Burnaby BC, and Harling Direct, a prominent postal services and fulfillment provider with facilities in Montreal and Toronto. PDQ (Surrey, BC) is a postal solutions company that, since 1991, has delivered campaigns that reach audiences worldwide. The company’s success has been built on customized solutions that reflect each client’s unique requirements – including bulk mailing, unaddressed and addressed admail, and other high-volume mailing services.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.