CJK Group Acquires Worzalla; Adding to its Sheridan Family of Print Facilities

BRAINERD, MN – CJK Group, Inc. announced that an agreement has been completed to acquire the business of Worzalla in Stevens Point, WI. This acquisition will bring additional capacity to our Sheridan division’s printing operations and the facility will be renamed Sheridan Worzalla.

“Worzalla has a tremendous market reputation and a well-defined niche in the Children’s and Trade book publishing markets,” remarked Chris Kurtzman, CEO of CJK Group. “The addition of the Worzalla operation expands the spectrum of printing services for Sheridan’s clients, nicely augmenting our current strengths in the Trade, Education, Academic, Religious, and Automotive publishing markets.”

The newly named Sheridan Worzalla facility is now the third Sheridan location in Wisconsin. Founded in 1892, Worzalla has over 130 years of experience in creating high-quality books for publishers around the world. The operation is housed in a 365,000 square foot facility and employs approximately 340 employees.

Jim Fetherston, President and CEO of Worzalla, shared “With CJK Group’s ongoing support, Sheridan Worzalla will be well positioned to continue to grow. In the rapidly consolidating domestic book manufacturing world, becoming a key part of a family-held market leader is a terrific fit for the future of our company and all employees. Importantly, the people of Worzalla are joining an organization that will continue our commitment to highest level quality and support that our customers have come to expect from us.”

CJK Group, Inc. represents one of the largest printing and publishing services organizations in the country, 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.

About CJK Group, Inc.

Headquartered in Brainerd, MN, CJK Group, Inc. is an international portfolio of printing, publishing services, and technology/information solutions companies.

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