Simply Put — A Spotlight on Family-Owned Wisconsin Businesses

Award-winning photographer Carl Corey recently visited WORZALLA for a press OK on his new book, For Love and Money, Portraits of Wisconsin Family Businesses, published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Carl Corey - For Love and Money - Front Cover

Carl Corey’s For Love and Money

For Love and Money showcases Wisconsin family-owned businesses in existence for fifty years or longer.  Through his lens and his talent, Mr. Corey provides indelible glimpses of an increasingly endangered way of life.

The Forward, by Michael Perry, states, “These are people who know what it is to be in charge of the inventory and the broom.”  He finishes with: “Look at the logger again, his leather coat so worn to his work that it has taken on wrinkles and a posture of its own, not unlike the hide of a rhino.  There is something in that coat and something in that logger’s eyes that say, yes, I know there are better ways to survive, but this is my way, and furthermore:  define better.”

WORZALLA is an independent, employee-owned, mid-size book manufacturer doing business in Stevens Point, Wisconsin since 1892 – the first 100 years as a family-owned business, the past 27 as an employee-owned business.  We can identify with the folks in these photos, and we are proud to be the manufacturer of this book.

While visiting our facility, Mr. Corey took photos of WORZALLA associates for possible inclusion in another project he is working on.   Blue – A Portrait of the American Worker, is a collection of photos spotlighting the American hourly worker.  Mr. Corey has photographed workers from all walks of life.  We were thrilled to participate, and hope to see some of our associates featured in the final product, and of course, we hope to have the honor of manufacturing Blue when it is ready to go to press.

To learn more about Carl Corey and Blue, visit his website!

Jeanne Trebatowski, Aster Sewer Operator at WORZALLA.

Jeanie Trebatoski, Aster Sewer Operator at WORZALLA. This photo is part of Carl Corey’s collection, “Blue – A Portrait of the American Worker.”

For Love and Money will soon be available for purchase through the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.

Where Do You Find Love? Find It In Everything

Actress Drew Barrymore celebrated the release of her new book, Find It In Everything, on January 14.  The book is published by Little Brown and Company, a division of Hachette Book Group, and manufactured at WORZALLA, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Drew Barrymore - Find It In Everything

Things are looking up!  Source: Jason Kempin/Getty Images North America

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Go ahead! Look inside to see the world from the beautiful, loving  perspective of Drew Barrymore!

#1 Bestselling Book of 2013 — printed at WORZALLA

Congratulations to author Jeff Kinney and to everyone at ABRAMS, publisher of Diary of a Wimpy Kid — Hard Luck, the bestselling book across all print formats in 2013Wimpy Kid Hard Luck.

According to Nielsen BookScan, which tracks roughly 80% of print sales, Hard Luck sold over 1.8 million hardcover copies, all manufactured here at WORZALLA in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.

Hard Luck is the eighth title in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. WORZALLA has had the honor of manufacturing over 88 million Wimpy Kid books since the series began. ABRAMS has also published movie tie-ins and Do It Yourself diaries as part of the Wimpy Kid empire. WORZALLA has been the printer of choice for those books as well.

WORZALLA is exceedingly proud of our reputation as a wimpy printer, and also proud of our ability to handle this wimpy volume in our fine manufacturing facility. Congratulations to all WORZALLA associates for their continued dedication to producing fine books in a timely manner.

Thank you, ABRAMS, for placing your trust in us.

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A Commitment to Creating Jobs in America

Dining at the White House-From the President's Table to Yours

WORZALLA sales representative Rick Hanaway received a holiday newsletter from our customer, LifeReloaded Specialty Publishing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Their title, Dining at the White House – From the President’s Table to Yours by Chef John Moeller, was printed and bound at WORZALLA.

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LifeReloaded creates jobs in America by only printing in the USA, something that we heartily applaud at 100% employee-owned WORZALLA of Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA! Check out their article — Creating Jobs in America — featuring photos of the WORZALLA facility.

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Dining at the White House-From the President’s Table to Yours was launched on September 24, 2013.   The response has been overwhelmingly positive. In early December it reached  #1 best seller in category on Amazon. A second printing arrived in the warehouse this week.

Dining At The White House Amazon Best Seller
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The recipe section is particularly popular. Each recipe is one that Chef John personally created and served at the White House. In each case, the recipe is accompanied by the menu card which shows when and to whom this meal was served.  Many people have told LifeReloaded that they are planning to recreate the 2004 White House Holiday dinner for their own families and friends this season.

Dining At The White House Recipes
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Every project at LifeReloaded Specialty Publishing is an All American Production, and has been since our beginning in 2004. This includes the creation of eBooks and printing of traditional books.

We work with a network of associates across the country who provide services for editing, design, web services, graphics and artwork, printing, photography, shipping and warehousing etc.

The production of just this one book-Dining At The White House-created more than one full year of paid jobs for our associates.

It’s more than a book . . . it’s YOUR book. Come to a printer who understands.
WORZALLA

Sophia the First at Worzalla

Disney has inspired generations of adolescents to dream big and to believe in themselves through their timeless fairy tale adaptations such as Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin.  They are continuing to inspire generations with their newest addition to their well-known princess succession: Sofia.Sofia_the_First

Sofia the First was a hit from the start when the series aired January 11th, 2013 (following a pilot episode which aired November 18th, 2012) .  It follows Sofia’s adventures in learning how to truly be a princess on the inside, and not just looking like one on the outside, after she suddenly finds herself a part of the royal family of Enchancia when her mother marries King Roland the Second.

The stories of Sophia’s lessons in generosity, honesty, loyalty, and other morals have since seeped from the television screen to the page, making her story available to every child, whether they’ve watched the show or were told about it by a friend.

Worzalla was excited to bring the new princess’ books to our printing floor.  Printing stories that inspire imagination while teaching the morals that make every princess (or prince) a royal treasure is an opportunity we value.  Sofia’s story is one we are proud to help share.

Related articles:  Disney Junior  or, Sofia the First goes Hollywood!

Find Sophia the First at the Disney Store or Target.

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The Ogre Story – a Civic Fairy Tale

One morning a villager was walking along the river. As she was enjoying the view, she noticed a crying infant in the river. The villager dove into the water, grabbed the baby and brought him ashore. The baby, although afraid and soaking wet, was fine. With a sigh of relief the villager wiped the water from her own eyes and looked out on the river. “What if I hadn’t seen him,” she thought to herself.

Suddenly she heard more crying. She looked out over the river only to see another baby in the water. Once again, she dove into the river and rescued the baby. Not a minute had passed before she heard more crying, and looking out over the river she spotted dozens more babies.

Calling out for help, she was soon joined by the entire village and together they rescued as many babies as they could. But the babies just kept coming . . .

A group of villagers decided to go upstream to find out why the babies were in the river. They came upon an ogre – tossing babies into the water!

The villagers realized the only way to keep the babies safe was to deal with the ogre.

Pulling the babies out of the river is essential. How can we live with ourselves if we don’t try?

When the villager called her neighbors to the river, she mobilized the community. But going upstream and confronting the ogre is creating a lasting change in the condition that causes the problem.

The Ogre Story reminds us that when faced with immediate harm, we must act to help those in harm’s way. The story also teaches us that unless we go “upstream” to the source of a problem we will continue to face that problem “downstream.”

The moral is . . . we must do both.

When we stand together and give to United Way we are helping to deal with immediate needs – for lives that are teetering on a tightrope, we provide a net. But we are also fixing problems that hold people back. To create opportunities out of need and crisis, we provide a ladder, — a way out of the hole. Not one of us can create this lasting change alone. It is when we stand together, give as a group, that we make the greatest impact. We deal with the ogre as well as saving the babies.

2013 Thermometer GuysWORZALLA is kicking off our United Way Employee Giving Campaign. Each dollar given is worth two, thanks to a corporate match. United Ways across the country are conducting their annual campaigns. Your money stays local, to address local issues and help your friends and neighbors. In our community United Way supports 34 programs with a focus on Education, Income, Health, and Community Basics. United Way is in the fabric of our community, at the center of local initiatives, a partner in tragedy and a champion for improving lives.

Please join your friends and neighbors in giving to United Way. Together we can make a difference.