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J-C Press Acquires Select Assets from Clear Lake Press

J-C Press

OWATONNA, Minn.– J-C Press, an award winning commercial printing and marketing company, has announced its acquisition of select assets from Waseca-based Clear Lake Press. The acquisition expands the company’s services to an even more diverse range of commercial printing capabilities. J-C Press will continue to serve the Clear Lake Press client base.

“We are very excited about the future of J-C Press with the expanded capabilities and the hiring of key employees” said Patrick McDermott, President and Owner of J-C Press. “The company Phyllis Beschnett grew in Waseca has a great reputation and we are very fortunate for this opportunity.”

The transition of select assets will occur over the next several months as facility updates are completed in Owatonna.  Key employees will operate out of both facilities until the transition is complete.

“I am confident this acquisition will be great for our clients and employees alike,“ commented Phyllis Beschnett, Owner of Clear Lake Press. “Clear Lake Press is one of the best print providers in the Midwest. Combining our history with the rich history of J-C Press is really something special.”

J-C Press primarily produces digital, offset, and wide format printing, along with mailing and fulfillment services. This acquisition will expand their offerings into web printing, apparel, and larger geographic markets.

J-C Press History

J-C Press began as a local newspaper in 1859. In 1938, the newspaper portion of the business was sold to pursue commercial printing and stationery supplies exclusively. J-C Press was owned and operated by members of the Whiting family from 1897 until 2015. In January of 2015  Sabra Otteson (Whiting), third generation owner, sold the business to  Owatonna native Patrick McDermott. Currently, J-C Press employs 37 people and serves over 400 clients across the United States. 


Clear Lake Press History

Clear Lake Press was founded by Steve Manthe and Patrick Connelly in 1988.  It began serving a national market supplying magazine components and later expanded to include all types of commercial print.   Clear Lake Press Signs and Apparel was established to meet both  local and national customer needs.

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