November 9, 2018
Valued Clients and Vendors:
You are one of our esteemed partners in the business community — and for that reason, it is difficult but necessary to tell you that Hagadone Hawaii will shutter our commercial printing operations on January 11, 2019. Unfortunately, significantly increased import tariffs, the shift of local commercial print jobs and publications to the Mainland, combined with the rising cost of business in Hawaii became too much to bear for that part of our business.
We have always considered our clients to be part of our family, and as such, we assure you that we will honor all printing commitments through January 11, 2019. Please know too that our team will work closely with you to ensure smooth transition to other printers we recommend as appropriate for your specific needs.
This decision was difficult and not made easily. The Hagadone family explored every possible alternative and found the only viable one is to narrow our Hawaii focus to publishing and digital/online services. Hagadone Media Group will continue to publish its extensive list of visitor and retail publications, and Hagadone Digital will continue to provide graphic design, social media and other web-based services to clients.
We hope you’ll consider Hagadone Hawaii for any publishing or digital services you may need. We do look forward to our continued presence in Hawaii, and hope to have the opportunity to work with you again in the future.
Thank you for your partnership over the years.
President & Chief Operating Officer