The Print Council Announces Three New Members
Friesens Corporation, Lawton Printing, and Corporate Press Join Organization’s Growing Membership
WASHINGTON, DC—March 22, 2007—The Print Council, a national business development initiative dedicated to promoting the greater use of printing and print media, today announced that Lawton Printing, The Friesens Corporation and Corporate Press have joined the organization’s growing membership. As new members of the Council, these well-regarded printers will be working with other companies to increase demand for printed materials.
Members of The Print Council include commercial printers, paper manufacturers, press, ink and equipment manufacturers, publishers, industry associations, ad agencies, and public relations firms. Through advertising and speaking engagements, The Print Council is a visible and leading advocate of print as an effective marketing and communications medium.
Located in Altona, Manitoba, Canada, Friesens Corporation has grown to become a multifaceted enterprise employing over 600 people with Book, Yearbook, Web, Retail and Fastprint divisions. Friesens Corporation prides itself on the basic principles of its founder, contributing heavily to the local community both in terms of employment and corporate donations and sponsorships. “If we don’t look after ourselves as an industry, nobody will,” remarked David Friesen, CEO, Friesens Corporation. “We believe all printers should come to the support of printing and demonstrate to everyone what a valuable resource it is.”
Spokane-WA based Lawton Printing is independently owned and under the leadership of Laura Lawton-Forsyth, president and one of the family’s 4th-generation members employed by the corporation. Lawton has diversified into four separate divisions: Commercial Printing, File-Ez Folder, Inc., Lawton Publications, and The Index Tab Division. “Our company has always been actively involved with local and regional trade associations,” commented Ray Lawton, Chairman of the Board of Lawton Printing. “It seems to us that the entire industry needs to promote itself so that everyone understands the impact the print industry has upon society.”
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