Cushing-Malloy (C-M Books) has already seen a boost in business since Edwards Brothers Malloy announced it will close its doors. We’ve experienced 70 years of great success and the future looks even brighter for our small family-owned and operated business. Yet, we know there may be some questions about the two companies having a “similar name”. Let us explain with a little history lesson.
The Ann Arbor printing industry has evolved and grown exponentially since the 1890s. Edwards Brothers was our area’s first book printing company. Many other companies sprang up as the demand for printed books expanded, and folks left Edwards Brothers to start companies of their own.
Cushing-Malloy, Inc. was one of the first book printers on the scene. The founder of Cushing-Malloy, Bertrand Elmer Cushing worked as vice president for Edwards Brothers until 1948, when he and a co-worker, Jimmy Malloy, left Edwards Brothers and opened the doors to their own printing company. In 1952, Bertrand bought Malloy’s share of the company and ran the business as its sole owner.
C-M Books remains the same small family-owned and operated business since its inception back in 1948. Since that time, we have modernized our facility and offerings, but our commitment to our customers has stayed the same. We know that our customers depend on us to produce great books, and we are proud to take care of them year after year.
~ Connie Cushing, Chairman of the Board and Bertrand’s Granddaughter
125-year-old book and printing company near Ann Arbor is closing
By Kullen Logsdon firstname.lastname@example.org
SCIO TOWNSHIP, MI – A 125-year-old book-manufacturing and printing company with 2 locations in the Ann Arbor area has announced it will close its doors next month.
Edwards Brothers Malloy, which traces its roots back to 1893, announced on its website it will close all of its locations on June 15.
The company has two locations in Scio Township, west of Ann Arbor – 5949 Jackson Road and 5411 Jackson Road.
Edwards Brothers Malloy previously had a third facility in Ann Arbor on State Street, which it sold to the University of Michigan for $12.8 million in 2014.
The economic crisis in 2009 led to cutbacks in school textbooks and affected the company, CEO John J. Edwards said at the time.
The company then had roughly 400 employees at its State Street location. Between 50-70 employees were planning to work at 5949 Jackson Road – dubbed Ann Arbor West – when it opened in 2014. It is unknown how many worked out of the third location, which was the largest.
The company did not say how many jobs are impacted by its closure.
“It is with heavy hearts we announce that Edwards Brothers Malloy will be closing our doors as of June 15,” the company said in a statement on its website. “As you can imagine, this is a difficult time for our employees as we work through the process of shutting down our facilities while finishing projects for our customers with work in-house.”