Edwards Brothers and Malloy Merge to Form Nation’s Sixth-Largest Book Printer
For cost-effective printing of longer print runs, the new firm will also have 15 Timsons web presses, the largest number of any manufacturer in the United States.
Edwards and Upton see the combination of Malloy’s focus on service with Edwards Brothers’ global printing platform as a game changer for publishers of all sizes.
Says Edwards, “We are no longer simply a book manufacturer—though we are still good at making books—we are a supply chain manager and an inventory management and delivery company. We can save publishers a lot of expense and time being a trusted supplier with full responsibility for their print orders. We’ll make sure the publisher never misses a sale, never has too many books sitting in a warehouse, and never has to worry about the quantity of their last reprint.”
Edwards Brothers Malloy will have over 950 employees and will maintain its headquarters in Ann Arbor with eight sales offices located across the United States.
About Edwards Brothers
Established in 1893, Edwards Brothers Inc. is a leader in offset and digital book, journal, and catalog manufacturing specializing in medium, short, and ultra-short runs for publishers, authors, scholarly societies, industrial firms, universities, and others. The fourth-generation family business has eight sales offices and employs nearly 750 people in multiple facilities, including three Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Lillington, North Carolina, offset plants and ten on-site and remote digital printing operations in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Edwards Brothers is also part of the gps Global Print Solutions worldwide distributed print alliance.
Established in 1960 by Jim Malloy, and purchased by Herb Upton and his family in 1966, Malloy is a full-service one- and two-color book printer serving multiple markets and publishers, both large and small, across the United States. Malloy was the first printer in the U.S. to acquire a Timsons web press and one of the first commercial book printers in the country to go computer-to-plate. Malloy operates three production shifts out of one facility in Ann Arbor and is known for exceptional service to its customers.