Superior purchased Continental Printing Ink Company and its’ building in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and established it as a branch of Superior. Superior purchased Graphic-Color Inc. from Philip Shakespeare with manufacturing facilities in Boston, Massachusetts and Hamden, Connecticut. The Boston branch was merged into the Marlboro branch. The Hamden facility was maintained until 1979, when a 28,000 sq. ft. building and surrounding acreage located on Sherman Avenue was purchased for the expansion of the Hamden branch. In 1986, the first shot mill was installed to produce Super Tech bases from dry color. Eventually, four additional units were purchased and a 10,000 sq. ft. addition was made in 1989 to accommodate the increasing demand for this product.
Gotham of New York purchased additional space directly across the street from its Long Island City plant for additional raw material storage as well as office and laboratory facilities.
Nathan Rosen was honored as the recipient of the Ault Award for outstanding achievement and service to the printing ink industry by the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers (NAPIM). Superior entered into an agreement with Allied Graphic Offset Supplies and Richard Shea as distributors of Superior Printing Inks in the state of Florida. Initially, the premises of Allied Offset in Hollywood, Florida were used as a warehouse. In 1973, the sales of ink generated by Dick Shea warranted the establishment of a branch operation. A 9000 sq. ft. building on a 1/2 acre of land in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, was purchased and converted to a manufacturing and service branch. A branch was opened in a store on Main Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, which rapidly expanded
Meyer Mandel was elected a Vice-President in addition to Treasurer. Jeffrey I. Simons was elected Assistant Secretary and Vice President. Harvey R. Brice was also elected Vice-President. Superior purchased Gotham Ink and Color Company, a manufacturer of flexographic and rotogravure inks, from Samuel and Isabel Kantor. Mr. Kantor, a recognized authority on liquid inks, was retained to operate and manage Gotham. This acquisition played a significant role in the growth of Superior. Gotham had two operating branches, one in Long Island City, New York, and another in Marlboro, Massachusetts.
Jeffrey Simons, son of Joseph M. Simons, began his career with Superior. Mr. Simons is currently the Chief Executive Officer.
Superior purchased Graphic Arts Ink Company from Seymour Wallenstein, who joined Superior as a member of our sales force.
Harvey R. Brice, son-in-law of Nathan Rosen, began his career with Superior as a trainee.