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Business Description

Industry: Business Services » Business Services    NAICS: 323111    SIC: 2752
Headquarter Location:USA
Champion Industries Inc is a commercial printer, business form manufacturer and supplier of office products and office furniture. It also provides mailing solutions offering warehousing and fulfillment of print and supply goods in regional markets.

Champion Industries, Inc., was chartered as a West Virginia corporation on July 1, 1992. The Company is a commercial printer, business forms manufacturer and office products and office furniture supplier in regional markets east of the Mississippi River. The Company also publishes The Herald-Dispatch daily newspaper in Huntington, WV with a total daily and Sunday circulation of approximately 24,000 and 30,000 respectively. The Company's printing services range from the simplest to the complex jobs, including business cards, books, tags, labels, brochures, posters, 4- to 6-color process printing and multi-part, continuous and snap-out business forms. The Company's state-of-the-art equipment enables it to provide computerized composition, art design, paste-up, stripping, film assembly and color scanner separations. Include within the Company's print segment is fulfillment services to its customers which encompass warehousing, distribution, and reporting services. The Company also offers complete bindery and letterpress services. The Company provides a range of office products and office furniture mainly in the budget and middle price ranges, and also offers office design services. The Company publishes a catalog of high volume, frequently ordered items purchased directly from manufacturers. These catalog sales account for the bulk of sales volume and afford sales personnel flexibility in product selection and pricing. In addition, the Company offers a line of general office products through major wholesalers' national catalogs. The Company has implemented Internet e-commerce sites, which allow customers to order office products, furniture and forms online. It operates a daily newspaper in Huntington, West Virginia. The Company's pre-press facilities have desktop publishing, typesetting, laser image setting and scanning/retouching equipment, as well as complete layout, design, stripping and plate processing operations. It's sales force markets a range of printing services, business forms, office products and office furniture. Champion markets its products to manufacturers, institutions, financial services companies, and professional firms. The markets for the Company's printing services and office products are competitive, with success based mainly on price, quality, production capability, capacity for prompt delivery and personal service.

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