July 1, 2020 – Brainerd, MN – CJK Group, Inc., announced today that it has completed an agreement with Quad/Graphics, Inc. (“Quad”) to acquire the assets associated with its Versailles, Kentucky, book manufacturing facility. The 1,000,000 sq. ft. facility specializes in the production of softcover and hardcover books as well as a variety of other publication types, featuring state-of-the art prepress technology, a fleet of inkjet and web offset presses, all paired with robust bindery and finishing capabilities, distribution, and mailing services.
CJK Group will acquire the equipment and assume the customer contracts at the facility. The new entity will operate under the name Sheridan Kentucky and will align under the Sheridan division of the CJK Group.
This is an exciting acquisition for CJK Group―one which significantly expands its capacities and capabilities. The facility serves many high profile publishing houses in the areas of educational textbooks, trade books, children’s books, and scientific/technical books.
Chris Kurtzman, CEO of CJK Group said, “The capabilities of the Versailles, Kentucky plant will increase the capacity of CJK Group’s book production platform exactly at a time when publishers are seeking strong, stable suppliers who have a long term commitment to this market. Sheridan brings to this customer base the ability to provide new, integrated digital solutions, along with additional print and post-print capabilities. We are pleased to welcome the former Quad employees into the CJK Group family. We are equally delighted to serve the clients whose work will continue to print there.”
About CJK Group, Inc. CJK Group, Inc. is a national portfolio of print and publishing related services, fulfillment, and technologies serving book, magazine, catalog, and journal publishers. Headquartered in Brainerd, MN, the CJK Group portfolio includes: Bang Printing – Brainerd, MN; Hess Print Solutions – Brimfield, OH; Sinclair Printing Company – Los Angeles, CA; Sheridan – Chelsea, MI, Grand Rapids, MI, Hanover, NH, Hanover, PA, Boston, MA, Waterbury, VT; and Webcrafters, Inc. – Madison, WI. For more information, visit www.cjkgroup.com