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CJK Group, Inc. announced that it has completed an agreement to acquire the assets of Times Printing, LLC in Random Lake, Wisconsin. Previously owned and operated as part of Nicholas Karabots’ Kappa Media Group of affiliated companies, the 324,000 sq. ft. print facility specializes in high quality 4-color printing of magazines, catalogs, and a wide spectrum of commercial print products. Times Printing capably serves the retail, consumer, and special interest markets, including B2B, travel and leisure, comics, and fundraising industries. The facility handles a variety of finish sizes, including digest, tabloid, slim jim, and oblong.
Web and sheetfed presses accommodate long runs, short runs, and short cut-off work, heat set processes, and complex versioning and fulfillment. The facility offers full mailing and logistics services including co-mail, co-mingle, bound printed matter, and drop ship mailing.
This acquisition will bring additional services and capabilities to the Sheridan companies, while giving Sheridan access to new markets. Organizationally, the plant will be recognized under the Sheridan brand, to be known as Sheridan Random Lake.
CEO of CJK Group Chris Kurtzman remarked, “We are excited about bringing the talents and capabilities of the Times Printing organization into our fold. As the latest addition to our growing Sheridan print facilities, it will thrive in our network, and benefit from shared opportunities, collective bench strength, and opportunities with centralized scale. We are equally excited to gain entrance to more publication and commercial printing business. It’s important to note that, as with all our print acquisitions, Times Printing aligns nicely with our own core values – well-known in its markets for exemplary customer service and the highest quality. I am also very happy to begin the transition of this incredible workforce into the Sheridan family.”
Kappa Media Group is pleased to be transferring the assets of Times Printing to CJK Group, which is more closely aligned with Times Printing’s capabilities, while Kappa Media Group remains focused on its core competencies of periodical work in the black and white print arena. Kappa Media Group thanks all Times Printing employees and customers for their efforts during Kappa’s ownership, and wishes CJK Group much success in the integration of the Times Printing facility into its operations.