Richard Kouwenhoven, Hemlock’s President and COO
In August, Hemlock Printers located in Burnaby, BC celebrated its 50th anniversary and recognized the half-century of growth that led to becoming one of North America’s most recognized printing organizations. During the celebration, Hemlock also announced that they will be installing a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 8-color press equipped with UV LED in January 2019.
With the highest level of automation in the market, the Speedmaster XL 106 offers the most innovative solutions tailored exactly to Hemlock’s needs. Thanks to Drystar LED on the machine, Hemlock’s Speedmaster is designed to help cure at maximum speeds of up to 18,000 sheets per hour with minimal energy consumption.
“It’s an exciting next step for our company, providing clients with unparalleled capabilities and our talented press crews with new opportunities for growth and career development,” said Jeff Taylor, Senior Vice President of Manufacturing at Hemlock.
Hemlock was founded in 1968 by Dick Kouwenhoven, and joined soon after by his brother John, the two built the business on a foundation of integrity, craftsmanship, and technical innovation. Over five decades, Hemlock successfully navigated numerous advancements in technology with a focus on delivering added-value to customers. From its earliest days, the Hemlock “family” has been a vibrant community extending across staff, customers, suppliers, industry and numerous community organizations.
The entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to continual innovation lives on today, as described by Richard Kouwenhoven, President of Hemlock Printers, “Our remarkable team continues to display the necessary ingredients for success. We are a collaborative and supportive community. We take pride in the results of our work and we continue to embrace new technologies. The teamwork we demonstrate each day is something we can all be very proud of.”
About Hemlock Printers
Hemlock Printers is one of the most recognized commercial sheetfed printers in North America, maintaining a commitment to industry-leading technology and sustainability practices. The company operates from three manufacturing facilities in Burnaby and Richmond, BC, with sales offices in Victoria Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area.
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