18 Aug Quad/Graphics expands reach in western states
Sussex, Wis. – With its recent acquisition of a facility in Reno, Nev., commercial printer Quad/Graphics has expanded its distribution capabilities to the west coast.
Quad, which offers printing products and services for commercial clients, purchased Craftsman Press West, a privately held commercial printer specializing in regionally distributed magazines, catalogs, and retail inserts. Craftsman Press is Quad/Graphics’ 10th plant.
The purchase will expedite distribution but not create additional capacity, according to a company statement.
Quad will replace Craftsman’s existing presses with the more advanced 64-page presses used in other Quad facilities, and utilize the facility in Reno for its proximity to major cities throughout western states, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Seattle, and Phoenix.
The company is one of the largest privately-held printers of magazines, catalogues, and other commercial products in the western hemisphere, and the third-largest printer in the nation.
Founded in 1971 by Harry V. Quadracci, Quad serves publishers, catalogers, retailers, and direct mailers. The company has annual sales of approximately $2 billion.
More than 12,000 employees already work in Quad’s nine existing print production facilities in Wisconsin, West Virginia, Oklahoma, New York, and Georgia. Quad also has partnerships with printing firms in Argentina, Brazil, and Poland.
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