BRAINERD, MN—CJK Group, Inc. announced today that it has closed an agreement to acquire the assets of Dickinson Press, LLC and Kingsport Book, LLC. The acquisition will bring added capabilities to the entire CJK portfolio of companies. From an organizational standpoint, the assets of each company will flow under CJK Group company Sheridan, and the sites will operate as Sheridan Publishing Grand Rapids and Sheridan Specialty Binding, respectively.
Sheridan Publishing Grand Rapids, located in Grand Rapids, MI, features a wide variety of printing services including lithographic and digital printing, perfect and case binding, as well as warehousing, and fulfillment services. These capabilities nicely complement Sheridan’s existing book printing operation based in nearby Chelsea, MI. Sheridan Publishing Grand Rapids’ ability to print on thin, lightweight paper will allow CJK Group and Sheridan to establish a greater presence in the religious printing niche.
The Sheridan Specialty Binding location in Church Hill, TN adds high-end book finishing and fulfillment capabilities to the CJK portfolio. The equipment platform produces deluxe trade and soft cover books with extra touches including edge staining or gilding, tabs and ribbons, as well as embossing, debossing, foil stamping, and spine hubbing. Located along the I-81 corridor, Sheridan Specialty Binding also includes a rapidly growing fulfillment and book distribution division.
CEO of CJK Group Chris Kurtzman states, “We are very excited about this transaction. The addition of lightweight paper printing capabilities at Sheridan Publishing Grand Rapids combined with the specialty finishing at Sheridan Specialty Binding expands the service offerings within our portfolio of companies and for CJK Group customers.”