Worzalla, an employee-owned company specializing in printing high-quality children’s books, movie tie-in books, and coffee-table books has completed its modernization and expansion plan.
In October 2019, Worzalla declared it would be investing $12.5 million in new machinery and capital improvements to the company's headquarters in Stevens Point.
Worzalla’s modernization plan consisted of three key components. The first was the addition of 50,000 square feet to Worzalla's manufacturing headquarters, an increase of 20 percent. The new space houses work-in-process, along with paper storage and additional bindery equipment.
The other two components of the manufacturing plan included the addition of a new Heidelberg 106 press and a Kolbus perfect binder.
Earlier this Spring, Worzalla ran the Name That Press competition to name the new Heidelberg 106 press, which was named “The Polar ExPress” by Teresa Jessee’s first grade class at Washington Elementary in Stevens Point after a round of public voting.
Worzalla prints titles from some of the country’s largest book publishers including Disney Books, Abrams, Simon and Schuster, Hachette, Penguin Random House, HarperCollins and others. Worzalla is best known for being the domestic manufacturer of the popular “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series.