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A Stevens Point based publishing company held a ceremony to launch an expansion projectSubmitted: 11/20/2019
Story By Zackery White

A Stevens Point based publishing company held a ceremony to launch an expansion project
STEVENS POINT - Worzalla held a groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday to unveil its recent $12.5 million investment into expanding their company.

Worzalla's CEO and President, Jim Fetherston said this expansion will help the company become a leading book manufacturer in the United States.

"The reason it is important for us right now is a lot of book manufacturing has gone offshore to Asia," said Fetherston. "A lot of American book publishers would like to publish more books domestically."

The $12.5 million investment is expected to create 50 new jobs.

The mayor of Stevens Point, Kevin Wiza said he saw major benefits to the community from this expansion.

"They are creating value here in Stevens Point by having their company here and the fact that it's an employee-owned company, all of those people are in our community as well," said Wiza.

In October, Worzalla announced its investment would cover the cost of new machinery and capital improvements.

They'll be building a 50,000 square foot addition and adding a new printing press and bookbinding machine.

Fetherston said this expansion will improve their production levels

"Well it will expand our production capability dramatically and allow us to bring more solutions to our customer base who's asking us to do more for them," said Fetherston.

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