Immediate Release – March 2021

Salt Lake City-based Tru-Cut Merges with Larkin Industries

Salt Lake City, UT (March 1, 2021) – Tru-Cut, LLC today announced it has merged with Larkin Industries, the St Paul/Minneapolis premier print finishing and die cutting leader. Terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Founded in Salt Lake City in 1979, Tru-Cut designs and manufactures rotary and flat steel rule dies, provides die and laser cutting and finishing services, and a variety of other highly customized products for its customers. Its acquisition of Larkin Industries will expand the combined company’s range of products and services, deepen the expertise they bring to their customers’ complex projects, and enhance their service commitment to all of their customers.

Larkin Industries is an award-winning Twin Cities print finishing company. It offers a variety of print finishing services such as die cutting, foil stamping, embossing, affixing and tipping, folding and gluing and much more. As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Larkin has been recognized by the International Organization for Standardization for its quality control and management processes. Larkin’s ability to continually achieve ISO certification has demonstrated that Larkin consistently produces products and provides complex services that meet and exceed their customers’ highest requirements.

“We are excited to merge with Larkin Industries, and expand our services to St. Paul/Minneapolis,” said Tru-Cut General Manager Rich Allen. “For more than 40 years, Larkin Industries has been producing complex and high-quality print finishing services, and we look forward to investing in and continuing their tradition of exceptional customer service.”

“I am proud to partner with Tru-Cut,” said Mike Larkin, Founder and Owner of Larkin Industries. “As I got to know the team at Tru-Cut over the past year, I found they shared our commitment to putting the customer’s needs first and delivering the highest quality product on time. I’m confident their stewardship of Larkin Industries will allow us to continue to exceed the expectations of our customers throughout the region. Our customers will benefit from a larger partner with broader geographic reach and a wide array of products, and our employees will continue to enjoy working for a growing leader in the die manufacturing and finishing industry.”


Since 1979, Tru-Cut ( has been the leading independent designer and manufacturer of rotary and flat steel rule dies serving the Intermountain West. Tru-Cut utilizes CAD/CAM technology to design and manufacture customized steel rule dies. Tru-Cut provides other product lines including finishing services, customized crating products, and high-tolerance laser cutting services. Their customers include corrugated and packaging companies, commercial printers, advertising agencies, greeting card companies, medical device companies, and the new inventor.


In 1976, Mike and Lynn Larkin started a print finishing business, and built it into an industry leader in St. Paul/Minneapolis and beyond. Larkin Industries ( has received numerous awards and is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company. Larkin works closely with its customers to provide exceptional quality and service. Larkin provides a wide range of print finishing services including die cutting, foil stamping, embossing, fixing/tipping, folding and gluing, imaging, shrink wrapping and more. Their customers include commercial printers, advertising agencies, greeting card companies, among others.



Rich Allen
General Manager, Tru-Cut, LLC
(801) 326-0113

Chuck Katz
General Manager, Larkin Industries