Bellingham print shop Lithtex NW purchased by Seattle organization

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“We are thrilled to enter the print business — especially as it aligns so properly with our strategic program to improve our firms and expand our providers and affect,” said Northwest Centre President & CEO Gene Boes.

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A longtime Bellingham printing shop is now beneath the possession of a regional career education corporation.

Northwest Heart Companies introduced in a news release that it has obtained Lithtex NW. No modifications are prepared in terms of workforce or the corporation identify, and Lithtex NW co-founders and operators John Busch and Scott Wheeler will continue on to guide the print shop as a division of Northwest Center Solutions. Economic terms of the acquisition were being not disclosed.

Northwest Middle is 1 of the nation’s premier companies concentrated on incapacity inclusion systems and providers, advancing equivalent alternatives for men and women of all skills. The business operates 5 other companies in other industries, such as setting up products and services, business office staffing and professional laundry.

Started in 2002, Lithtex offers a vast variety of printing services out of its Kentucky Street facility, which it obtained from Leading Agendas in 2013. At the time it obtained the Kentucky Road facility, Lithtex utilized about 60 persons.

During the pandemic, Lithtex is working with a core team of employees, but as the economic climate recovers from the pandemic, Northwest Heart expects the workforce to expand, even past pre-pandemic amounts, stated Mary Sheely, communications director at the group.

“We’re very enthusiastic to now be part of the Bellingham community. Our purpose is to increase Lithtex operations there and as we do, there will unquestionably be opportunities to retain the services of people of all talents,” Sheely mentioned in an e-mail to The Bellingham Herald.

Northwest Heart sees the acquisition of Lithtex NW as a geographic growth of the organization’s employment products and services division.

“We are psyched to enter the print business — especially as it aligns so effectively with our strategic approach to develop our companies and broaden our companies and affect,” claimed Northwest Heart President & CEO Gene Boes. “But it was the Lithtex NW name for providing the maximum quality service and products, link to group, and focus on building consumer interactions that built it the ideal suit for our firm.”

Together with its grownup work products and services, Northwest Heart presents early intervention and early finding out programs for youngsters from birth to college age.

Dave Gallagher has covered the Whatcom County company community since 1998. Retail, genuine estate, jobs and port redevelopment are among the the matters he handles.