Automobile Heritage Publishing & Communications Announces New Division
2/19/2010 3:37:00 PM
New Albany, Ind. - Automobile Heritage Publishing & Communications, LLC has established Centennial Graphics Group, a new division specializing in book publishing and bindery and will create up to 48 new jobs by 2012.
The new corporation is expanding on the company's existing publishing and book restoration services by adding foil stamping, diploma cover production, yearbook printing, specialty gift box manufacturing and other customized printing capabilities. The company will invest $2.7 million to further equip its existing 60,000 square-foot space.
Formed in 2001, Centennial Graphics' parent company, Automobile Heritage Publishing & Communications, has three generations of history in bookbinding and publishing. With its new division, the company will enhance automation of many of its services. Centennial Graphics will continue adding production and manufacturing workers as new equipment is added.
"Southern Indiana is the ideal location for Centennial Graphics Group in meeting our customers' expanding needs," said Gerry Durnell, president of Centennial Graphics Group. "This project also leverages the strategic partnerships and core competencies from our publishing enterprise in order to fill a niche market that is underserved in this geographic region."
Centennial Graphics' customers include Boeing, the Disney Companies, Brown Forman, General Electric, Estee Lauder, Tupperware, Time, Inc., the White House Communications Agency and PNC Bank. The company also works with university and municipal libraries to restore historic books after flooding or significant aging.
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Centennial Graphics Group up to $235,000 in performance-based tax credits and $30,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. The city of New Albany will consider additional property tax abatement at the request of One Southern Indiana.
Centennial Graphics Group is a synergistic group of manufacturing and service companies that specialize in publisher services, custom publishing, 'Book Doctor' textbook rebinding/refurbishment for schools and libraries, sample books for designer fabrics, specialty boxes, custom bindery, vinyl binder production, and custom diploma/recognition covers. All of the Centennial companies utilize old-world quality production techniques and handcrafted attention to detail.