August 23, 2011 / News & Notes

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt to discuss private job creation at Walsworth printing facilities in Marceline

Written by Idea File Staff

Marceline, Mo. (Aug. 22, 2011) – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) will get a first-hand look at a Missouri manufacturing business that is growing and thriving when he makes a stop on Tuesday at the printing facilities of Walsworth Publishing Company in Marceline, Mo.

Senator Blunt is scheduled to take a tour of Walsworth’s facilities at 1:30 p.m. on August 23, 2011. Afterwards, he will conduct a roundtable discussion with Linn County business leaders, local elected officials, and Walsworth executives to hear their thoughts and concerns regarding private sector job creation and some of the challenges facing local communities in light of the current economic climate.

“We’re honored that Senator Blunt would choose Walsworth as the venue for his economic roundtable discussion,” said Don O. Walsworth, CEO of Walsworth Publishing. “We’re very proud of the people that make up our company and of our facilities.”

During his tour, Senator Blunt will have the opportunity to view the operations of a family-owned company that has been integral to north-central Missouri for the past 70 years and continues to prosper, even during the recent difficult economic times. Last December, Walsworth expanded its commercial printing capability by completing the acquisition of IPC Print Services, a commercial printing company in Saint Joseph, Mich. In March, the company announced it was adding $3 million of new equipment to its Printing and Bindery Facility in Marceline.

About Walsworth Publishing
Walsworth Publishing Company is among the 50 largest printing companies in the U.S and top 10 book printers. The company is also the only American- and family-owned publisher of yearbooks. Started in 1937 by Walsworth brothers Don, Ed and Bill, current leadership is under the second and third generations: Don O. Walsworth, CEO, and his son, Don Walsworth, president. The company, which began printing yearbooks in 1947, operates from administrative offices and printing and binding facilities in Marceline, Mo., a prepress facility in Brookfield, Mo., a sales and marketing office in Kansas City, Mo., and a printing facility in Saint Joseph, Mich. The Donning Company Publishers in Virginia Beach, Va., a specialty book publisher, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walsworth.

Media Contact:
Alex Blackwell, Vice President of Marketing & Communications
Walsworth Publishing Company
Office: (816) 941-0777 ext. 5769
Cell: (660) 591-6365
alex.blackwell@walsworth.com

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