BRAINERD, MN – CJK Group, Inc. announced today that it has acquired the assets of LSC Communications Magazine and Catalog business unit, along with the stock of Kodi Collective LLC (formerly known as Continuum Marketing Services LLC). The assets and stock purchase together represent “Kodi Collective.”
Kodi Collective is a venerable powerhouse of publishing and creative capabilities. Launched in March 2023 from the former LSC Communications platform, it offers creative production, print production, sourcing, logistics, and managed services. Comprising five offset print facilities and three digital print facilities as well as a dynamic Marketing Execution Services business, Kodi Collective represents a rich spectrum of solutions that not only complement but extend and strengthen the services of CJK Group’s portfolio of companies, propelling CJK Group to the top tier of the U.S. printing industry.
Over the following months, Kodi Collective and CJK Group will work together on several transitional service agreements to ensure a seamless experience for customers and stakeholders on all sides.
“We are thrilled to become part of CJK Group’s family of companies as we share the same passion for print and commitment to the industry,” said James Richards, President and CEO of Kodi Collective. “Our cultures and values align well, with unwavering dedication to customer service and employee engagement. The combined organization will be an even stronger industry partner for our customers and an outstanding place for our team members to grow their careers.”
Chris Kurtzman, CEO of CJK Group wholeheartedly echoed Richards’ comments, stating “This business is an excellent complement to our entire portfolio of companies, our culture, and our strengths. When we think about serving our industry to the fullest of our abilities, I can’t think of a more powerful addition to round out and grow our capabilities while delivering innovation and tremendous value to our customers.”
CJK Group, Inc. represents one of the largest printing and publishing services organizations in the United States, continuing to grow both organically and through acquisitions. At the core of the CJK Group strategy is investment in employees, equipment, technologies, and thoughtful acquisitions that mirror the same principles and values that all CJK Group companies possess.
Kodi Collective offers full-spectrum printing solutions along with a versatile portfolio of capabilities, including creative production, sourcing, logistics, and managed services. Kodi manages a network of over 400 validated suppliers and operates print facilities in Maple Grove, Minnesota, Lebanon Junction and Danville, Kentucky, Pontiac, Illinois, Liberty, Missouri, Las Vegas, Nevada, Post Falls, Idaho, and Mahwah, New Jersey. Its full-service photography/videography and creative studio is in Nashville, Tennessee.