Home Must Reads Eugene printer comes back

Eugene printer comes back

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Monday, December 03, 2012

The Koke family, behind the 100-year old Eugene printing company that bore their name, is attempting a comeback.

The family is expanding their new flagship, QSL Print Communications, and acquiring two businesses.

In 2007, Doug Koke was the last member of the family to leave Koke Printing, the company founded by his grandfather, Joseph, in Eugene in 1907. Richard Pierce, another local printer, bought a majority interest in the firm almost 80 years later.

After working at Koke Printing for 36 years, Doug Koke left to buy QSL, a small competitor with approximately $2 million in annual sales.

A year later, Koke Printing closed its doors, the result of financial difficulties that were revealed to largely stem from the embezzlement of around $1.5 million by a company bookkeeper.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

{biztweet}eugene koke{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Downtime

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY

Bob Dethlefs, CEO of Evanta, balances work and play.


Read more...

Political Clout

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY KIM MOORE

Businesses spend billions of dollars each year trying to influence political decision makers by piling money into campaigns.


Read more...

October surprise

News
Sunday, October 12, 2014
roundup-logo-thumb-14BY LINDA BAKER

Cylvia Hayes, tabloid vs. watchdog journalism and the looming threat of a Cascadia earthquake.


Read more...

100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon [VIDEO]

News
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Screen shot 2014-10-02 at 11.17.21 AMMore than 5,500 employees from 180 organizations throughout the state participated in the 100 Best Nonprofits to Work for in Oregon project.


Read more...

The Bookseller

November/December 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
BY AMY MILSHTEIN

Everyone knows college is expensive, but a look at the numbers brings that into sharp — and painful — focus.


Read more...

True Blood

October 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
BY JOE ROJAS-BURKE

Antibiotics really aren’t magic bullets.


Read more...

Podcast: Turn Things Around with David Marquet

Contributed Blogs
Friday, October 17, 2014
davidmarquet thumbBY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER

How can you move from a command-and-control leadership model to one of true empowerment and accountability? David Marquet did, and he took notes along the way.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS