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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Packer Thomas Announces Merger

Canfield, Ohio – Packer Thomas, a leading regional certified public accounting and business consulting firm, is pleased to announce its merger with Anness, Gerlach & Williams, CPA'S.


Packer Thomas, founded in 1923, has over 75 employees and serves domestic and international clients throughout the U.S.   Based in Canfield, Ohio, the firm also maintains an office in New Castle, Pennsylvania.


Anness, Gerlach & Williams (“AGW”), founded in 1984, employs 17 people and is based in Boardman, Ohio.


Brian Commons, Principal at Packer Thomas said, “We are very pleased to welcome the Principals and staff of AGW.  AGW is an excellent firm with a seasoned team of professionals.  Given our mutually strong focus on providing high quality client service and value, and the manner in which our firms partner with clients, it made joining forces very natural.   Our culture and reputation are our biggest assets, and we are particularly excited to welcome such a fine group of professionals into our organization.”


According to Thomas J. Anness, Principal at AGW, “Packer Thomas is a well-respected firm and an ideal fit for our team and our clients."


The combined firm will operate in Packer Thomas’ newly expanded Canfield office.


Packer Thomas and AGW collectively have over 125 years of experience.  Both firms are very proud of their history and the support of their employees and clients.  Commons offered, “The success both firms have achieved is a result of the dedication of our staff and adherence to the strong core values on which both of our firms were established.  With this combination, we celebrate our past achievements and look forward to a promising future.”