Innovative Office Solutions Strengthens Jan/San Offering with Acquisition of Papco

[Burnsville, MN – July, 2023] – Innovative Office Solutions, a leading provider of office productivity solutions, is excited to announce the successful acquisition of Papco Supply, further expanding its capabilities and expertise in the Jan/San industry. This acquisition follows Innovative’s recent acquisition of Supply Solutions, solidifying its commitment to delivering comprehensive solutions to customers in the Upper Midwest region.

Based in the Twin Cities, Papco brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in cleaning equipment sales, as well as an exceptional equipment repair and maintenance service department. With the integration of Papco, Innovative will enhance its facilities offerings, providing customers with a complete solution for their complex cleaning requirements.

“We are thrilled to welcome Papco to the Innovative family,” said Brooks Smith, CEO of Innovative Office Solutions. “This acquisition strengthens our position in the market and allows us to offer an even broader range of services and expertise to our valued customers.”

By combining the strengths of Innovative, Supply Solutions, and Papco, the company aims to accelerate its growth in the facilities marketplace. The acquisitions also enable Innovative to leverage its lower cost of goods and reduce duplicate costs, resulting in improved efficiencies and cost savings for both the company and its customers.

“Our goal is to provide our customers with exceptional products and services while continuously evolving to meet their changing needs,” added Smith. “With the addition of Papco, we are better positioned than ever to deliver a comprehensive facilities solution that exceeds customer expectations.”

The integration process is already underway, and the Innovative team is working diligently to seamlessly incorporate Papco into its operations. The acquisition will expand Innovative’s presence in the Twin Cities with locations in Burnsville and Coon Rapids, as well as extend its reach to Wisconsin, North & South Dakota.

This acquisition comes on the heels of Innovative’s merger with Northern Business Products in October 2021, marking another significant milestone in the company’s 20-year history of growth. Together, these strategic moves solidify Innovative Office Solutions as a dominant player in the Upper Midwest office productivity market.

About Innovative Office Solutions

Innovative Office Solutions is an independent and progressive, woman-founded, provider of office productivity solutions. Through a full portfolio including office products, furniture & design services, facility & breakroom supplies and equipment, print & graphic design, promotional products, and technology solutions, Innovative is more than just a name, it’s the culture.

Celebrating its 22nd Anniversary in 2023, Innovative has grown from 21 employees to over 350 with multiple locations throughout Minnesota, South Dakota, and North Dakota. This growth has been fueled by a commitment to serving our local communities with a “Relationships Matter” belief system and providing small business service combined with the reach and capabilities seen from larger national companies.

Innovative was founded by Jennifer Smith who was recognized as a ‘culture innovator’, creating workplaces where people love to work and are inspired to make a difference. As the founder of Innovative Office Solutions, Jennifer created a purpose to “Inspire people to love what they do, and who they do it with”. Through this purpose, Innovative has become one of the largest independent office solutions companies in the nation and has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Minneapolis Star Tribune among many other recognitions.

Some notable recent recognitions: 

  • 2023 Top 200 Workplaces by the Star Tribune. Innovative ranked 16th in the midsized company category.
  • 2022 Top 200 Workplaces by the Star Tribune. Innovative ranked 50th in the midsized company category.
  • Innovative CEO, Jennifer Smith inducted into the 2022 Minnesota Business Hall of Fame
  • Innovative CEO, Jennifer Smith receives 2022 Women 2 Watch Award by WPO
  • 2021 CEO Jennifer Smith receives Special Award in Leadership and Management by the Star Tribune 
  • 2021 Top 175 Workplaces by the Star Tribune 
  • 2020 COO Julie Owen recognized as Women in Business Award by the Minneapolis-St Paul Business Journal 
  • 2019 CEO Jennifer Smith inducted into Minnesota Women Business Owners Hall of Fame, Minnesota Chapter of NAWBO 
  • 2019 CEO Jennifer Smith received Business Solutions Association 2019 Leadership Award 

About Papco

Papco is a Twin Cities-based company specializing in cleaning equipment sales, repair, and maintenance services. With a strong focus on customer satisfaction and a reputation for excellence, Papco has been a trusted partner for businesses seeking reliable cleaning solutions. The acquisition by Innovative Office Solutions strengthens Papco’s ability to deliver exceptional value and service to its customers.

Media Contact

Jason Player Chief Marketing Officer Phone: 952-698-9200 Email: [email protected]