In 2000, as a result of strategic planning Tuar-Grimbac Inc, became TGI Direct. The new name kept a little bit of the old, and added the “Direct” moniker to really highlight the corporate focus on “Direct”, one-to-one communications.
In 2001 TGI Direct published, and launched, the first web based modules of “The Client Zone(T) – a web portal designed to provide a centralized control system and dashboard for which allowed enterprise level Clients to have control and visibility over their physical and electronic assets. The Client Zone System was designed to help these Clients with their communications, distribution, and reporting.
In 2002, TGI Direct joined the Independent Printers Worldwide LLC (IPW), a billion dollar partnership of print related companies with a focus on improved buying capacity, optimized purchasing methodology of common core resources and supplies, and also providing solutions for large enterprise Clients where national and international support was sometimes required for optimized support.
In 2004, TGI Direct acquired Best Images, one of the largest digital printers in Michigan. Best Images had a deep history in educational printing, and no experience in variable data printing. TGI Direct had great strength in one-to-one communications, but lacked the digital horsepower to deliver at a higher level. The match allowed TGI Direct to expand at a higher level into the educational and digital printing environment, and it also also allowed TGI Direct to expand the 1-2-1 personalization business.
In 2005, the Management Team authorized the purchase of TGI Direct’s first high speed full color digital press – the HP 3050 Indigo press. The 5 color device was acquired to support and optimize one-to-one direct marketing programs required by larger enterprise Clients.
In 2008, the Management Team continued their acquisition strategy through the purchase of RC Mailing, a financial services mailing company specifically focused on credit unions. The synergy of the two companies allowed Clients to take advantage of TGI Direct’s advanced document management systems, and TGI Direct’s state of the art data security, imaging, and high speed match inserting systems. An extension of this was the development of TGI Direct’s TransPromo products.
2009 to present.