Worzalla, an employee-owned book printer specializing in printing high-quality children’s books, cookbooks, and hard-cover best sellers, recently concluded the holiday season with multiple charitable endeavors. As a business with more than 125 years of history in Portage County, Worzalla consistently looks for opportunities to give back to the community. “This past holiday season, Worzalla associates stepped up in a big way to help those in need, and we were happy to see the greater community support our efforts as well,” said Brianne Petruzalek, Vice President of Human Resources at Worzalla. “We thank everyone involved for helping us to make a positive impact in our community.” In December, Worzalla set up a Community Giving Tree and set up a raffle prize giveaway to encourage the community to contribute donations for the Salvation Army. The drive was successful in collecting hundreds of food items, clothing, household items, and other in-demand items for those in need in Portage County.
Sun Chemical will increase prices across a broad portfolio of its packaging and commercial sheetfed inks, coatings, and adhesives in North America, effective July 1, 2021.
The global raw material environment continues to demonstrate significant inflationary pressures. Raw material shortages are an ongoing concern, and the competition to secure these scarce resources has accelerated the cost increases within a majority of Sun Chemical’s raw material categories. In addition to raw material cost pressures, international and domestic logistics costs have soared as the economic recovery drives demand for these services.
“The dynamics within the ink market are unprecedented,” said Chris Parrilli, President of North American Inks, Sun Chemical. “The lingering effects of the Texas weather event and the international logistics challenges coupled with the ongoing impacts of the COVID pandemic are all significantly impacting our operations. Sun Chemical’s primary objective is to keep our customers supplied with the products and services they need to meet their business objectives. In order to achieve that goal, we have taken all necessary steps to secure raw materials and transportation inclusive of absorbing higher costs. We are committed to mitigating costs whenever possible, however, the speed of the inflationary pressures necessitates we implement price increases in the market.”
Sun Chemical will communicate specific increases directly with its customers. Customers with questions can reach out to their local Sun Chemical sales representative.