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Kohler Company – IPMA In-Plant Awareness Month

“For the first time (since I have been here), we are hosting two open houses.
I am very excited about this because we are such a huge company and many people really don’t know what we do.
I immediately received an email from a team leader asking if his team can come and learn, 10 to 13 people.”
Christopher Donlon, Associate Communications Manager, The Beacon – Kohler Company

The following article was included in the February 22nd “Kohler Capsule” newsletter.  The entire newsletter can be found HERE.

Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Print Services

For more than 50 years, Kohler Co. has relied on the Print Services department to produce quality pieces internally. In honor of In-Plant Awareness Month, created by the In-Plant Printing and Mailing Association (IPMA), we look at how the department has evolved over the years.

In 1963, the Print Services department rolled out a new 26-page Kohler telephone directory on an off-set press, a job previously sent to an outside printing firm. The company’s first full-color plumbing catalog was released in 1985 after nearly 18 months of cross-business work selecting photos, writing copy and producing final layouts.

Today the department is equipped with state- of-the-art industry machines and technology. On average, the team produces about 13 million pieces a year for Kohler businesses in the U.S., Canada and Latin America. Combined, its machines can print 490 sheets of 8.5-by-11-inch paper per minute, or 8.16 sheets per second.

“We have the most robust digital printing facility of any of our vendors, and we are leading the way in quality and capacity,” said Christopher Donlon, Associate Communications Manager – Print Production.
Printing Services is member of IPMA and has been recognized by the organization with 10 In-Print national awards for outstanding print quality.

Print Shop Open Houses
Tuesday, Feb. 27, and Friday, March 2
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Building 5N (South of Gate 1 and the Power House)
The Print Services department invites associates for a behind-the-scenes look at how printing operations work at Kohler. Stop by one of the open houses to learn about the capability of the equipment and services, meet the associates who run its operations and enjoy sweet treats and refreshments.
For more information, contact Christopher Donlon at ext. 74147.