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Stratix Systems Acquires Block Business Solutions

Tuesday, August 23, 2016  
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BTA member Stratix Systems has announced that it has completed the strategic acquisition of office technology dealership Block Business Solutions, based in York, Pennsylvania.

The company will trade as "Block, a Stratix Systems company." John Schriver, CEO of Block, will continue to lead the new organization.

"It's a great match," said Brent Simone, president, Stratix Systems. "The acquisition of Block represents another major milestone in both the growth of Stratix Systems and the capabilities and services available through Block Business Solutions."

"Our goal is to combine the strengths of two outstanding organizations into a service-driven powerhouse with expanded capabilities, expanded geographies, expanded opportunities and a combined strength that will be very positive for our central Pennsylvania clients," Simone said. "With the addition of Stratix Systems engineers, specialists and other client-facing resources to Block's existing and valuable service organization, Block can now offer a greatly enhanced range of services and solutions. We are very much looking forward to working with their clients to maximize these combined capabilities to improve productivity and reduce costs for Block clients."

Both management teams agree that the acquisition will take both organizations to the next level of success.

"Stratix Systems brings real depth of capability for our clients with the infrastructure to provide best-in-class capabilities and services to the combined base of more than 5,000 clients," said John Schriver, CEO, Block. "It's very positive news for Block employees and our clients."

"Over the past 30-plus years, Block has grown to become a respected office equipment dealer in central Pennsylvania, with an excellent reputation for outstanding service and innovative solutions," Schriver said. "Similarly, Stratix Systems, with its 50-year history, has grown 500 percent over the past decade, also attributes its growth to outstanding service and innovative solutions in IT, content and document management, and imaging. We're very excited about the future."

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