With the press of a button Tuesday, Gov. Mary Fallin fired up the newest printing press at Quad/Graphics' Oklahoma City plant and essentially created 120 jobs.
Attending a ceremony at the 1 million-square-foot printing facility at 6801 S Sunnylane Road, Fallin congratulated the company on the addition of its 12th press. The new press has created more than two dozen new jobs already, and Quad/Graphics has nearly 120 full- and part-time openings to fill.
Quad/Graphics, based in Wisconsin, also marked the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking on its Oklahoma City plant, which occurred Oct. 14, 2002. “It was a big deal,” Fallin recalled.
It opened in 2003 with 100 employees and two presses and has since more than quadrupled in size. Quad/Graphics now employs more than 600 workers in Oklahoma and has “a vast need for additional employees,” company spokeswoman Claire Ho said.
The first publication to roll off the new press was Oklahoma Living magazine, the monthly publication of the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives.
Quad/Graphics also prints catalogs for companies such as J. Crew, L.L. Bean and Gardener's Supply Co., as well as magazines such as Time and Sports Illustrated.