Lakeside Book Company acquires Marquis Book Printing. Lakeside is a book printing and distribution company in the United States and has been in business for more than 150 years. Marquis is a premier book manufacturer in Canada providing print services to the publishing and communications industries in Canada, the United States and Europe.
Marquis will operate as a division of Lakeside. Dave McCree, Lakeside’s CEO, will lead the business. Serge Loubier will continue as Marquis’ president.
“We are excited to welcome Marquis into the Lakeside family. Joining the two leading printing companies in North America allows us to better serve the needs of our customers and improve service for publishers of all sizes. Marquis’ business model is designed to better serve small to mid-sized publishers, complementing Lakeside’s unparalleled service to all publishers. With Lakeside’s full range of offerings and Marquis’ strong culture of service and innovation, customers can look forward to receiving even greater value from Lakeside Book. Additionally, Marquis’ presence in major Canadian English and French-speaking markets will improve our responsiveness and efficiency,” said McCree.
“Marquis’ long-standing history of operational excellence and Lakeside’s comprehensive printing and distribution services provide customers with immediate benefits in state-of-the-art technology and scale that will enable faster delivery of books to market. I am excited to continue to lead Marquis as part of the Lakeside family with the same dedication to the Quebec, Canadian and U.S. markets and the continued growth this affords our business,” said Loubier.
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