Davenport, Iowa. — With a long history of outstanding customer service and customer loyalty, The Brandt Company will close its commercial printing operation in Davenport in late June, affecting about 70 workers. The exact last day of production is yet to be determined.
The closing follows a most recent acquisition of Fidlar Printing (Fidlar-Doubleday) as well as the print division of MultiAd, Peoria in 2012. These acquisitions helped to establish Brandt as a commercial printing leader, both regionally and nationally, specializing in brochures, catalogs, annual reports, short-run books, direct mail and sports-related items.
Brandt has partnered with Cedar Graphics of Hiawatha, Iowa, to transition its customers to a more robust printing platform with enhanced access to marketing solutions. Cedar Graphics will retain the Brandt brand through 2014, pending transition to Cedar Graphics. Production will be handled from Cedar Graphics’ facility at 311 Parsons Drive, Hiawatha, Iowa. Sales and administrative offices will be maintained in both the Quad Cities, Iowa, and Peoria, Illinois. Job opportunities for production staff will also be made available by Cedar Graphics.
Statement from Hassan Igram
Cedar Graphics, Inc. has acquired certain assets of The Brandt Company/Brandt Sports and its subsidiaries as of June 26, 2014. Manufacturing operations have ceased in Davenport. Offset and digital printing, finishing and mailing will move to the Cedar Graphics plant in Hiawatha, Iowa. Cedar Graphics will maintain sales, customer service and pre-press services in Davenport and Peoria.
As a valued and loyal customer, we want to assure you that we will make every effort to process any projects you have in our plant in a smooth and worry free fashion. We value the relationships you have had with the Brandt Company and plan to do our best to insure that the people you worked directly with, such as sales and customer service, are the same ones you will work with in the future.
Cedar Graphics, like The Brandt Company, is a family owned business and prides itself in core values that all of its employees abide by. We plan not only to meet your expectations, but to exceed them. As the CEO of Cedar Graphics, I look forward to meeting you in person, either in your offices or in our facilities.
Thank you in advance for your patience with us through this transition, and please feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Very best regards,
Hassan Igram, CEO, Cedar Graphics, Inc.