Celebrated 110 years in business with a corporate and community celebration.
Printed Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Friesens installs the an 8-colour, format 8, R900 HiPrint XXL perfecting press from Manroland that provides for an imposition of up to 64 pages, printed both sides, in one pass.
Successfully completed a shift in the employee-ownership model.
Friesens launches FriesenPress for self-publishers.
Designed and printed America Idol: Back Story and Season 9 Highlights.
Designed and printed school yearbooks appearing on the television series, Glee.
Friesens purchases think4D®, a revolutionary and patented three dimensional book cover and packaging technology.
Friesens purchases Canada Yearbook Services.
Built North America’s most advanced and eco-friendly 130,000 sq. ft. book manufacturing plant.
Friesens landmark printing of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on 100% post consumer waste led to author, J.K. Rowling insisting all future Harry Potter books, worldwide, be printed ‘tree-free’.
Elected into the American National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) Hall of Fame.
Printed Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Friesens Fast Print and Packaging Division relocated. Started selling school graduation supplies.
Started Graphic Arts course at Red River Community College.
Purchased four colour presses.
Printed first four colour book
D.W. Friesens & Sons changes to Friesens
Expanded school yearbook sales force
Purchased ACME Box Company. Expanded main plant by 12,000 sq. ft.
Launched Business Machines division
Started selling school yearbooks in Manitoba and Saskatchewan
Began employee profit sharing and post secondary scholarships for employees’ children
Built new 16,500 sq. ft. plant. Purchased first offset press
Incorporated as D.W. Friesen & Sons Inc.
Expanded wholesale division
Launched bi-weekly Echo Newspaper
Purchased town printer
Purchased local book store
D.W. Friesens founded as a confectionery store, telephone agent and postmaster