A new one-story layout will improve operations for a local printing and publishing company.
By DON SHILLING
VINDICATOR BUSINESS EDITOR
BOARDMAN -- A Boardman company that handles local printing work but also publishes a newsletter that is sent throughout the country has moved to a new location.
Nomis Publications, which operates Boardman Printing, has built a new office at 8570 Foxwood Court, which is off Western Reserve Road.
The move from its building on Market Street gives the company a better work space, said Peggy Rouzzo, company secretary-treasurer.
The previous location was a home that had a storefront built on. The printing press was in the basement and other operations were spread over three other floors.
The new building, which opened last month, has one floor. An open house is planned for the spring.
Services offered: Signs indicate the building is home to Boardman Printing because that is the part of the business that is known locally.
The print shop, which employs four, handles work such as invitations, fliers and business cards. The new location provides it with a larger showroom.
History: The shop was started in 1986 not only to handle outside business but also to do work for the other part of Nomis' operations. Nomis, which distributes publications nationally to funeral homes and cemeteries, conducts a lot of direct mail campaigns, Rouzzo said.
Nomis, which employs 11 additional people, publishes The National Yellow Book of Funeral Directors, The Cemetery Directory and a monthly trade newspaper, the YB News.
The Yellow Book, a listing of funeral homes which the company began publishing in 1974, primarily is used by funeral directors when arranging services outside of their area.
The YB News provides funeral directors and others with news in their industry. Nomis distributes 19,800 copies a month.
Chester Simon started the business in 1974.
Lucille McGuire started working with him that year and bought the business in 1993 when Simon retired. He has since died.
McGuire's daughters, Rouzzo and Kim Graham, oversee the daily operations of the business.