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Hackworth Acquires Copico




Effective January 1, 2019, Hackworth Graphics & Printing has acquired the Suffolk, Virginia based copy shop Copico. Hackworth is a 27-year-old, family and locally owned business based in Chesapeake, Virginia. Hackworth provides printing, design, graphics, signage and marketing services to companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. 

“We are excited about the opportunities this acquisition opens up for Hackworth. Copico has built a strong account base and reputation in the Suffolk business community. This purchase fits into our strategic plans for growing our brand in the local area. We will now be able to offer direct services into the fast growing markets of Western Tidewater such as Suffolk, Smithfield, Windsor, Isle of Wight and Franklin,” says Charles G. Hackworth II, Vice President for Hackworth.

Copico began operations more than 20 years ago. Copico customers will not see any drastic or immediate changes to production operations. Darren Schultz, former owner of Copico, will remain on staff. Jessica Turner, a former employee, has been hired back to handle customer service and client production needs. The current location and phone number, 757-934-2113, will remain the same. Over the next few days and weeks, clients will see a migration to the Hackworth website, billing system, email addresses and file transfer programs. Hackworth’s aim is to make this a seamless transition for everyone involved. 

Hackworth’s in-house capabilities include blueprinting, books and manuals, scanning, industrial screen printing, vehicle wraps, fleet graphics, magnets, banners, window graphics, direct print to rigid substrate (wood, aluminum, plastic, acrylic and coroplast), website design, marketing services and more. 

Hackworth was voted the Hampton Roads Chamber Small Business of the Year in 2017 for the City of Chesapeake and has been recognized nationally as a Top 50 Print Shop by Wide-Format Magazine for 5 years running. For more information on Hackworth products, services and company history, visit the website at

About Hackworth


Hackworth, a State-Certified, Small Business (SWaM) in Chesapeake, Virginia, was founded in 1991 when it started out producing blueprints and technical documents. Today, they are a full-fledged printing, graphics, signage and wide format technology solutions business under the leadership of Dorothy and Charlie Hackworth and their son Charles II. Learn more at



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