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Applied Innovation Adds to Its Indiana and Southern Michigan Footprint

GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April 15, 2024– Applied Innovation, a leading provider of office technology products and services in the USA, has announced the pivotal acquisition of MCE, Inc. (“MCE”) based in South Bend, IN. This acquisition, effective April 1, 2024, underscores Applied Innovation’s commitment to expanding its footprint in the Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan regions.

MCE was founded nearly 30 years ago as a toner cartridge remanufacturer. Over the years, the company leveraged its expertise in laser printing and evolved to become a trusted dealer for Canon and HP copiers, multifunction printers (MFPs), wide format plotters, printers and Zebra printing labels. With the acquisition by Applied Innovation, all employees of MCE will remain with the company as it transitions to operate under the Applied Innovation brand.

Mike Presnal, President of MCE, highlighted that the timing of the acquisition, coupled with the culture of Applied, played pivotal roles in the transaction.  “It became obvious that to become a better resource to our existing clients, we needed to partner with a leader in the technology space,” said Presnal. “Just like MCE, Applied Innovation is a customer-centric organization. They have a vision and the necessary resources to bring value to our customers and greater opportunities for my employees.”

“The acquisition of MCE reinforces our commitment to growth in the Indiana market and to select companies that are a fit for our Applied Innovation culture. MCE brings almost three decades of experience in the office technology industry, and we anticipate a smooth transition,” remarked John Lowery, Applied Innovation’s founder and CEO. “It’s also great news for MCE customers since they will now have the benefit of Applied Innovation’s expanded products and services offerings that include managed network services and additional IT support, enterprise-level document management and workflow solutions, secure document shredding, telephony and carrier services, facilities management, medical waste disposal, and much more.”

About Applied Innovation

With over 37 years of expertise, Applied Innovation provides imaging, technology, and automation services to businesses, healthcare organizations, educational institutions, and manufacturing operations. Our goal, to improve our clients’ businesses and the lives of the people working within them, is measured by our 98.8% client retention rate. Applied Innovation locations in Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and Florida are home to over 500 team members, our world-class technology partnerships, and a unique Customer Loyalty Center.