Edwards Brothers Malloy, of the U.S.’s largest printers for books and journals, will, unfortunately, close its doors on June 15th. The company sent out a small email to its customers and put out a website notice last Thursday stating:
It is with heavy hearts we announce that Edwards Brothers Malloy will be closing our doors as of June 15.”
Furthermore, the email stated that as the company begins the process of shutting down its facilities it will continue to use its in-house staff to finish projects for customers. The company is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and has been in the printing business for 125 years. The company merged with Malloy Inc. in 2012 the company stated that its annual sales were about $115 million. Sadly, the company’s sales have dipped to under $100 million.
The company’s offset and digital operations were in eleven locations, but back in February, the company announced that they would consolidate all of their offset public operations into its Michigan location by the end of 2018. This decision caused the closing of one of the company’s offset locations on Lillington, N.C.
The president of the company, John Edwards said that the company made this decision because of the declining demand for offset and the rising interest in its digital printing operations. The last words of Edwards and Bill Upton, the Vice President of Operations spoke about how much they thank their employees and customers for support and how they have been the cornerstone of their 125-year history.
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