Des Plaines Publishing

Des Plaines Printing Acquires Publishing Company
May 8, 2007

Des Plaines Printing, Des Plaines, Ill., has purchased the assets of Des Plaines Publishing Company, creating a leading full-service commercial printer. “We believe there are tremendous opportunities for those printers who offer customers a complete range of print and print-related services available with today’s technologies,” said Kent T. Lyons, senior vice president of sales. “Our decision to purchase the assets of Des Plaines Publishing Company creates a unique, market-leading business, positioning Des Plaines Printing as a significant printer with a low-cost operating platform, and the capacity and flexibility to handle both small and large print jobs, with short lead times for customers of all sizes,”

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