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April 29, 2022

Progress on Capital Plans

By Byron Loeppky, Senior VP of Books 2022 will be the year that Friesens acquires its first inkjet press. We have purchased an HP T250HD press with brilliant ink. This press is a 4/4 press that can run colour or black work, use coated or uncoated paper, and has a 20.5” wide roll stand. The […]

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April 12, 2022

Friesens Corporation Named One of Canada’s Top 50 Best Managed Companies for the 19th Time

Media Release from PrintAction newsletter and Pembina Valley Online News Friesens Corporation has once again made the Top 50 list of Canada’s Best Managed Companies. In fact, this is the 19th time the Altona-based book, yearbook and packaging manufacturer has snagged the recognition doled out by Deloitte, which has been running the program for 29 […]

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March 28, 2022

Supply Chain Challenges

By Doug Symington, General Sales Manager Many customers have been asking these questions: What is happening in the market? Why do I need to confirm specs on my jobs so early? The answer: continued turmoil in the supply chain. The supply chain challenge is leading to delays in getting board, paper, cover stock, and other […]

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March 01, 2022

Friesens Wraps Up ‘I Love To Read Month’

February is always a special month in the world of books as “I Love to Read” month is celebrated on a local and national level to encourage reading, writing and literacy awareness. At Friesens in Altona, this means February has special meaning since the community’s largest employer is in the business of books, and proud […]

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February 11, 2022

Friesens Donation to YFC (Youth for Christ)

The Employee-Owners of Friesens Corporation have stepped up in a big way to support the YFC Altona expansion and mission. In early 2021 Friesens agreed to provide YFC with over 7,000 square feet of space for a major expansion. It was a long-term commitment to create a new venue to enhance the support that YFC […]

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February 02, 2022

Altona’s Library Gets a New Lease

The Town of Altona has officially signed a lease agreement with Altona Mall Development Ltd to create a new home for the Altona Branch of the South Central Regional Library. The South Central Regional Library: Altona Branch was opened in 1988, and provides access to resources to meet the educational, cultural, informational, and leisure-time needs […]

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January 12, 2022

Friesens Surpasses $100 Million in Annual Revenue

By Chad Friesen Friesens Corporation had a very successful 2021, achieving a record $100 Million in sales for the first time. While many other businesses continued to struggle (including two of our own), overall, we had one of our best years in over a decade thanks to really strong performance in our Book Division and […]

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January 10, 2022

The Best of the Bonnet – Printed at Friesens

Friesens vision is to help authors share their best story with the world through the power of print. Among the many and diverse printing projects that Friesens has been a part of, we are pleased to announce the printing of the book, The Best of the Bonnet by Canadian writer and local celebrity, Andrew Unger. […]

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December 03, 2021

New Foil & Embossing Samples Book

We are excited to announce that we have a new Foil & Embossing Samples marketing piece. This booklet is designed to be a sampler of how enhanced cover and jacket techniques respond on different substrates. It is a practical piece designed to show what works great as well as potential drawbacks when foil stamping. We […]

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December 03, 2021

Paper Manufacturing, Distribution & Transportation – update from Spicers

The following information and data has been supplied by Spicers, a key supplier of paper products Shifting Industry Dynamics – Supply Constraints Supply is constrained with many paper manufacturers having closed mills, idled machines or converted over to packaging papers following the pandemic-driven collapse of demand. Now, so much capacity has come out that Mill […]

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