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Worzalla, an employee-owned book printer specializing in printing high-quality children’s books, cookbooks, and hard-cover best sellers, was ranked the fourth largest North American book printer in Printing Impressions’ latest industry rankings titled 2020 Printing Impressions 350. Worzalla was also ranked the 63rd largest book printer by annual sales on the general list that includes all printing companies North America.
This is the first time Worzalla has been ranked as a Top 5 Market Segment Leader in the book printing category. Worzalla also rose 24 spots in this year’s general rankings compared to last year.
“Our rise in the annual industry rankings from Printing Impressions is a direct reflection of the investments we’ve made to grow our company over the last two years,” said Jim Fetherston, President and CEO at Worzalla. “We also must credit all of our dedicated associates who did so much to deliver quality products for our customers despite the collective challenge of the pandemic we have all experienced over the last year.”
In 2020, Worzalla completed a modernization and expansion plan that added 50,000 square feet to the company’s manufacturing headquarters, upgraded equipment, and added additional associates.
Worzalla was able to grow its position within the printing industry despite challenges that many businesses faced over the last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Printing Impressions reports that many printing companies have “struggled to maintain their sales levels, and to hold on to their skilled workforces.” But as coronavirus vaccines roll out across the country, the industry is projecting a stronger year collectively.
“The printing industry is resilient, and commercial printers are now positioning themselves to ride the expected upturn in 2021 and beyond,” said Mark Michaelson, Printing Impressions Editor in Chief when announcing this year’s rankings.
“Books—particularly children’s books—are still incredibly popular to the modern consumer, who have consistently turned to books for entertainment and education both before and during the pandemic. We’re proud to have supported our publishing customers in meeting the demand for books and helping to keep books stocked on bookshelves, especially as many global supply chains have been put into question,” added Fetherston.
Worzalla currently prints titles from some of the country’s largest book publishers, including Disney Books, Abrams, Simon and Schuster, Hachette, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins, and others. Worzalla is best known for being the domestic manufacturer of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.