Salem, OR

BY ERIK CAGLE Truth be known, San Ramon, CA-based K/P Corp. is a mom-and-pop printing organization that grew legs. Really, really big legs. Founded in Salem, OR, in 1929 as Unruh-Knapp Printing, the company became known as Knapp Printing in 1963 and, later, K/P Corp. It quickly became a staple of the Northwest printing landscape as it expanded into Utah and California. Operations expanded to include direct mail services in 1982, fulfillment capabilities in 1993 and full-color digital imaging in 1994. K/P has since complemented its arsenal with a full barrage of Internet capabilities. A massive growth spurt this year saw the company

San Ramon, CA—K/P Corp. has been busy in the first half of 2000. It has invested more than $6 million company-wide to upgrade equipment, move to a more digital workflow and expand services to new markets. To improve distribution and take advantage of the emerging opportunities in e-commerce product fulfillment, it opened a 12,000-square-foot mailing and fulfillment facility in Vista, CA, and a 14,000-square-foot mailing and fulfillment center in Atlanta. The company's Salem, OR, plant is also anticipating growth in mailing services and has also invested in new mailing equipment. K/P Corp.'s printing production capacity is also on the rise. Its Salt Lake City

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