Longtime Peoria Printer Closing Up Shop
The Edward Hine Co., 201 Morton St. (Peoria, IL), a firm with a reputation for quality that produced high-resolution brochures and booklets for big clients like Caterpillar Inc., John Deere Co. and the University of Illinois, will sell off what’s left of its business later this week.
A number of factors led to Hine’s closing. “A significant amount of work has gone offshore,” said Gary Wesley, Hine’s executive vice president and chief operating officer.
“If a company has lead time on a project, they can contract to have a job done in Asia, where the company buys wood pulp from Canada to