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GRAND RAPIDS -- Grand Rapids-based Greatland Corp. Tuesday announced it has acquired the brands and from Portland, Ore.-based Express Internet 

Both are online organizations that provide small and mid-size businesses with W-2 and 1099 forms, as well as custom checks and other banking forms. 

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. and have been in operation since 1997 and both enjoy a national client base. In the weeks ahead, customers of both sites will be transitioned to Greatland and business operations will be relocated to Greatland's Grand Rapids headquarters.

The change will mean a greatly expanded range of product and service offerings for and, including full state reporting support as well as software and mobile apps to help make reporting easier and more efficient than ever.

No additional positions will be required in Grand Rapids, as existing staff will handle the service and support for and clients. 

Greatland CEO Robert Nault noted that and "have been a trusted resource for small and mid-sized businesses for more than 16 years and we are looking forward to building on their established commitment to their customers."

He said the acquisition "reflects our vision of being the national leader in W-2 and 1099 products and services, through organic customer growth and strategic acquisition."

Express Internet was founded by Tom Brooks and has operated as a successful family business since the late 90s. 

"While it is naturally difficult to let go of something I have put so much time and energy into over the years, I know Greatland will take exceptional care of my clients," Brooks said. "They are an outstanding company that does business the right way."

Greatland provides guidance, products, and solutions for small to mid-size businesses and accountants. Through its  subsidiaries -- Greatland, Nelco, and Broker Forms -- the company offers an extensive array of specialized products for business: W-2 forms, 1099 forms, W-2 & 1099 software, online filing, business checks and check writing software, presentation materials. 

Greatland is an employee-owned company with locations in Grand Rapids and Green Bay, Wis. More at

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