CREEL has completed the acquisition of the offset printing operations in Las Vegas known as Creel Printing from LSC Communications. The acquisition returns control of the offset business to the Creel family who founded it in the 1950s. The new CREEL will operate from the state-of-the-art, 250,000-square-foot Las Vegas facility that previously served as the company’s headquarters. The business has made significant recent investments including a new 55" web press and numerous stitching and inserting lines. The acquisition includes substantially all of the employees in the offset business, including skilled pressmen, plant supervisors, operations staff, and customer service specialists, many of whom have been with the company for over 20 years. CREEL will be managed by industry veterans, and Allan G. Creel will return as its President.
The future success of every printing company lies in its ability to delight customers. Ripon Printers responded by promoting former Director of Customer Care, Julie Newhouse, to company president. She brings nearly 30-years experience in the graphic arts industry, including management roles in prepress, manufacturing, sales, and customer support.
Prior to joining Ripon Printers in March 2016, Newhouse worked for two years at Service Litho-Print, Inc. (Oshkosh, Wis.) as an estimator and then as estimator-customer support manager. She also previously spent 23 years at Independent Printing Company (De Pere, Wis.) where she worked her way up from composition coordinator to vice president of manufacturing, and then general manager–custom products value stream.
Newhouse began her graphic arts career at Western Publishing Company (Racine, Wis.) in 1987 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Stout with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology. She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
“I am honored to help lead Ripon Printers into the future,” says Julie Newhouse. “I look forward to working closely with our customers, understanding and finding creative ways to fulfill their business needs. I also look forward to working closely with the entire Ripon Printers team, nurturing the tremendous potential that exists here. Our employees are the reason we will achieve great things in the years to come.”
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