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.
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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.
The purchase of IPC, a commercial printer previously owned by Journal Communications, will enhance Walsworth Publishing’s overall capabilities, giving customers the mailing and fulfillment platforms essential to the commercial printing market. “In a market that is trending toward cutting costs and contracting, Walsworth Publishing is boldly growing its business,” said Don Walsworth
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MILWAUKEE—Journal Community Publishing Group (JCPG), a Journal Communications company, is closing its Hartland, WI, commercial printing plant and consolidating the company’s Wisconsin printing operations into its Print ‘n Press facility in Waupaca, WI. The move is being made in an effort to enhance capacity utilization and streamline printing operations. The closure will result in the…
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