Edwards Brothers, Malloy Create ‘Mega’ Book Printer

John Edwards, left, and Bill Upton are optimistic about their new firm, Edwards Brothers Malloy.

ANN ARBOR, MI—Edwards Brothers and Malloy Inc., two prominent book manufacturers based here, merged on Feb. 6. The new firm is called Edwards Brothers Malloy and has combined sales of $115 million, making it the sixth largest book printer in the United States.

The unified company offers publishers a global distribute-and-print program and fulfillment services that combine to form a single print supply chain solution. It has three offset facilities—Edwards Brothers’ plants in Ann Arbor, MI, and Lillington, NC, and Malloy’s operation in Ann Arbor—along with 11 digital printing plants in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Edwards Brothers’ gps Global Print Solutions distributed print partnership with four international printers enables publishers to print and distribute books with one order, one file and one invoice around the world.

John Edwards is the CEO of Edwards Brothers Malloy. Bill Upton, president of Malloy, is the vice president of operations for the new unified company, and Joe Upton, vice president of sales and marketing at Malloy, has taken over that same role with Edwards Brothers Malloy.

Current sales and customer services teams remain largely intact. Edwards Brothers Malloy has more than 950 employees and is maintaining its headquarters in Ann Arbor.

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