Walsworth Obtains IPC Print Services
MARCELINE, MO—Walsworth Publishing has acquired IPC Print Services in St. Joseph, MI. The purchase of IPC, a commercial printer previously owned by Journal Communications, will enhance Walsworth Publishing's overall capabilities.
"In a market that is trending toward cutting costs and contracting, Walsworth Publishing is boldly growing its business," said Don Walsworth, president of Walsworth and a 2003 Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame inductee. "This transaction represents a major step forward for the company as we build on our track record of stability and continue to strive for ambitious growth."
According to a story in the Omaha World-Herald, Walsworth revealed that the increase in production capacity from the IPC acquisition means its printing facility in Omaha, NE, will be shut down over the course of the next few months. That plant reportedly is subject to size restrictions that hindered expansion. It has a staff of 83, some of whom could chose to relocate to other Walsworth facilities.
The purchase of IPC provides Walsworth customers with a broad set of sheetfed, web, binding, fulfillment and distribution options. Walsworth will reportedly be able to complete all aspects of a print job under one roof, reduce cycle times for print production and provide customers with cost savings. The acquisition will enable it to better serve customers in the specialty book, short-run publication and business-to-business catalog markets.