Press Release: CJ Graphics Feature on Print Action
Invested in Print
Starting up a new 240,000-square-foot facility in late 2017, Jay Mandarino continues to push The CJ Group toward becoming Canada’s largest commercial printing operation, featuring a range of innovations.
Jay Mandarino in March 2017 began his largest business venture in what has been a storied printing career that began as CJ Graphic Images – a brokerage proprietorship – 38 years ago in the basement of his parents’ home. Since opening his first press location in downtown Toronto in 1985, Mandarino has been on a steady path of growth toward becoming one Canada’s largest independent commercial printing operations.
Growing through acquisition, as well as by organic sales and technological investments, Mandarino took a major step toward his goal in 2014 with the purchase of a 65,000-square-foot plant, adding to two facilities controlled by what had been renamed as The CJ Group of Companies (CJG) to reflect holding more than 30 businesses. In late 2014, Mandarino pegged CJG as a $30 million operation and described his ambition to reach toward $100 million in annual revenue. Over the past 15 years alone, CJG has made more than 15 acquisitions, including the recent additions of Prime Imaging, Artwords and TPS (2014); publishing entity SBC Media (2015); and Clixx, one of the top mailing facilities in Canada, Artistic Die Cutting and Annan & Sons (2017).
About CJ Graphics Inc.
CJ Graphics is a member of the CJ Group of Companies, one of the largest privately-owned communications and graphics solutions firms in Canada. With 31 companies, and growing, under its umbrella, the CJ Group of Companies offers a complete suite of services that includes traditional lithography, digital printing, large-format production, screen printing, interactive solutions, mailing services, bindery services, fulfillment and logistics services, and publishing.
Jay Mandarino founded CJ Graphics 35 years ago and has grown the company into the multi-faceted enterprise it is today. The company’s new, custom-designed; 240,000 sq. foot state-of-the-art facility in Toronto will be finished late October 2017.
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CJ Graphics Inc.
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