According to business at J.B. Kenehan, based in Beaver Dam, WI, print is still very much alive.
Commercial printer Wisconsin Web Offset (WWO) will be relocating its services to J.B. Kenehan (JBK) facilities in Beaver Dam and Waukesha, WI, over the next several months. Both organizations are members of Mittera Group, a multi-platform communications company.
The Mittera Group has acquired J.B. Kenehan, a 30-year-old Wisconsin and Illinois-based commercial offset printing and finishing services firm. The acquisition brings the combined annual sales of the merged organizations to approximately $135 million with more than 750 employees operating in 10 facilities across the Midwest.
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For the past six years, the companies have worked together utilizing each other's manufacturing capabilities and technical expertise. The combination of the two companies allows for further growth in the industry and provides an impressive variety of services as well as a vast pool of talent and expertise in printing.
Centenarian Printer Continues to Evolve BARBERTON, OH—Davis Printing is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The company was founded in 1906 by John R. Davis., who produced a weekly newspaper and provided printing services to the public. Today, the full-service commercial printer offers sheetfed offset and digital printing, complete bindery, mailing and fulfillment, and Web-based services. Recently, Davis Printing also acquired Merrick Graphics. Steve Merrick was named Davis Printing’s vice president of marketing and president of the new creative division, Merrick Design Group. ALABAMA MONTGOMERY—Wells Printing has installed a Sakurai 675SD sheetfed press with coater. It was purchased through dealer Independent Graphic Services.
WAUKESHA, WI--J.B. Kenehan, a web and sheetfed printer, cranked on its new four-color Goss M-500 web press Thursday, thanks to $3.4 million in revenue bonds from the state of Wisconsin. The press acquisition means the company will be adding 36 new jobs.According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, this marked the third time that J.B. Kenehan…
Missouri Publisher Making Headlines Jefferson City, MO—The News Tribune Co., publisher of dailies and weeklies in Missouri’s capital city, recently went on edition with its new MAN Roland UNISET 75. The press is the centerpiece of an all-new $14 million production facility. The News Tribune’s UNISET 75 is configured with four reel stands, 32 couples and a 2:3:3 folder. As it was activated, a 32-year-old Goss system was decommissioned. CALIFORNIA CITY OF INDUSTRY—Ultimate Paper Box has invested in a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX sheetfed press with aqueous coater. FRESNO—Corporate Express Document & Print Management, based in Omaha, NE, has signed a lease for 110,500 square
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2004. Therefore, companies that revised their 2003 revenues may have changed their 2003 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 251 ('03: 245) Fisher Group, Hiawatha, IA Total Sales (Millions): $20.00 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $20.00 Change (%): - Principal Officer: Martin C. Fisher Employees: 145 Primary Specialties: DM 90%; ADV 6%; CAT 4% Web Offset Press Units: 13 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other Press Units: 0