Edwards Brothers Malloy announced that it plans to consolidate all offset printing operations into its Ann Arbor, Mich., location by the end of 2018. As a result, it will be closing its offset printing facility located in Lillington, N.C., which will impact the job positions of approximately 100 workers employed there over the next nine-month period. “This was a very difficult decision,” said John Edwards, Edwards Brothers Malloy president and CEO, in a prepared statement. “We continue to see shrinking demand for offset printing and double-digit growth in digital printing. We want to increase our digital footprint and be sure we’re well-positioned to take advantage of opportunities and new markets.” The phased shutdown of the Lillington offset printing facility is planned to begin in April and should be completed by the end of the year, according to the company. Edwards added that the move will lead to “some” job growth in Michigan and that Lillington employees are encouraged to apply for work at its Ann Arbor location. Click Read More below for additional information.
Reischling Press, Inc. (RPI) a provider of make-on-demand photo books, greeting cards, and business products markets for e-commerce companies, mass retailers, and Fortune 1000 corporations, announced it has acquired the assets of SoftPrint Holdings’ ColorCentric, Picaboo.com, and prInternet business units.
The acquisition accelerates RPI’s ability to deliver expanded services for product builders, increases capacity and reduces delivery times for RPI’s customer base, and continues to expand our geographic distribution footprint, says Rick Bellamy, CEO of RPI.
“This acquisition continues to increase the RPI suite of services beyond ink on paper, through the addition of in-house capabilities for gifting and promotional items such as mugs, canvas and dye sublimation products,” Bellamy says. “It also strengthens our geographic presence into the Northeast, creating transit cost efficiencies and accelerating time-to-home and time-to-business deliveries dramatically.
“With our three U.S. production facilities in Seattle, Atlanta, and Rochester, we will be able to deliver to more than 90% of the U.S. and Canadian populations with two-day ground delivery service.”
ColorCentric provides the print and fulfillment of content for the digital book publishing and photo markets and offers one of the broadest product portfolios with more than 300 unique products in its catalog. The company’s prInternet technology powers personalized print-on-demand manufacturing workflows cost effectively through a network of global printers in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States.
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