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Archive of: Printing Biz Report

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Area newspapers sold to Adams group

W.D. Hoard & Sons in Fort Atkinson announced the sale of Hometown News, publisher of 13 southern Wisconsin daily or weekly community newspapers, to Adams Publishing Group of Minnesota.

December 2018

East side businesses set to close

After 37 years, Lakeside Press on Williamson Street will close at the end of the year.

November 2018

Lee Enterprises, Berkshire strike deal

Iowa-based Lee Enterprises, which owns half of Capital Newspapers Inc. in Madison, struck a five-year deal with Omaha-based Berkshire Hathaway to manage its newspaper and digital operations across 30 markets, according to a story from the Wisconsin State Journal, one of Lee’s larger publications. Berkshire Hathaway, one of many corporations owned by Warren Buffet, will pay Lee Enterprises $5 million a year plus a percentage of profits as part of the agreement.

July 2018

Our Lives office vandalized

The office of Our Lives magazine, a Madison-based publication for the LGBTQ community, was vandalized when someone threw a rock through the office’s front glass door.

May 2018

Tuttle Lithography joins Badger Group

With Norm Tuttle’s retirement, Tuttle Lithography closed and became part of Fort Atkinson-based Badger Group in April, according to a release.

May 2018

Webcrafters sold

Madison-based Webcrafters Inc. has been sold to the CJK Group based in Brainerd, Minn.

October 2017

Local media groups announce partnership

Madison365, a local news and information platform for and by Wisconsin communities of color, announced a partnership with the Ho-Chunk Nation’s official newspaper, Hocak Worak, allowing both publications to cross-publish each other’s content.

May 2017

Area publisher sold

Kinetic Publishing Services, an editorial and composition business in Madison, was purchased by Connecticut-based Westchester Publishing Services.

October 2016

BRAVA acquired

Nei-Turner Media Group Inc. has purchased BRAVA Enterprises, including BRAVA Magazine, the Madison Women’s Expo, Madison Kids Expo and BRAVA’s Thrive events.

August 2016

Royle Printing to build, expand

Royle Printing will be expanding into a $2.1 million, 40,000-square-foot warehouse and production facility in the Sun Prairie Business Park as part of an agreement with the Sun Prairie City Council.

August 2016
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