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Cedar Graphics announces acquisition of J & A Printing

Posted on Friday, April 16th, 2021

Cedar Graphics Inc., of Hiawatha, has acquired select business assets of J & A Printing Inc., currently under the ownership of Scott Cadwallader, according to a news release from Cedar Graphics.

Printing, finishing and mailing services for J & A customers will transition immediately to the Cedar Graphics plant in Hiawatha. J & A’s production facility in Hiawatha is not part of this acquisition.

Cedar Graphics is a family and Iowa-owned business focusing on offset and digital printing, packaging, and direct mail for the education, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and banking industries.

Cedar Graphics’ unique mix of advanced UV offset presses, digital printing and marketing services will make for a smooth transition for J & A’s customers who will now have access to these increased print capabilities.

“J & A Printing and Cedar Graphics have been mutually respectful competitors for many years in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City Corridor,” Cedar Graphics’ CEO Hassan Igram stated. “It’s unfortunate to see any Iowa family-owned business close its doors, but we are certain that J & A’s valued customers will experience a smooth transition into our family and will be excited to explore the opportunities and capabilities that Cedar Graphics provides”

“Making sure our customers continue to receive the same level of quality and satisfaction moving forward as they always have in the past is our immediate goal. Cedar Graphics has one of the best reputations and most current technology in the printing industry so we are certain that they will not only meet our customers’ expectations, but exceed them,” said Mr. Cadwallader.

Cedar Graphics’ nearly 100,000-square-foot facility in Hiawatha houses full-service printing, bindery and mailing services, as well as traditional and online fulfillment.