Maryville based Ripley PR announced Wednesday the addition of two firms to its public relations portfolio.

AlphaGraphics, a global printing and marketing company based in Lakewood, Colorado, is partnering with Ripley PR to further brand awareness and franchise development in the United States, Ripley said in a news release.

Founded in 1970, AlphaGraphics began offering franchising opportunities in 1979. The company specializes in printing and marketing solutions, as well as signage, advertising and other business needs. AlphaGraphics has 255 locations in the U.S., including Knoxville, and 30 locations internationally.

Also on Wednesday, Knoxville-based Haines Structural Group, a structural engineering firm, announced it is partnering with Ripley PR to enhance its brand and development of its business.

Founded in 2009 as a branch office of Chad Stewart & Associates Inc., Haines Structural Group has been instrumental in downtown Knoxville’s revitalization over the past 10 years, according to a Ripley news release. The business was rebranded in October as Haines Structural Group to better define the purpose, mission and vision of the organization.

Notable projects the company has worked on include KPA Foothills, Pat Summitt Plaza, Dollywood’s Lightning Trail and Knoxville Zoo’s Asian Trek.

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