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Hemlock Printers Recognized With 2014 CAFE Award

April 28, 2014

Accepting the FEYA award

Burnaby, BC – April 28, 2014 – Hemlock Printers Ltd. and the Kouwenhoven Family received recognition with receipt of the 2014 Family Enterprise of the Year Achievement Award at the Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE) Vancouver Chapter breakfast on March 6, 2014 at the Vancouver Club.  The award, established in 1986, is given at a regional and national level to recognize the accomplishments of a Canadian family business and to celebrate the contributions they make to their local community and Canadian economy. 

Dick Kouwenhoven (Founder and Chairman), and son Richard Kouwenhoven (President and General Manager), were honoured to receive the recognition from CAFE, and referenced Hemlock Printers’ harnessing of the power of print, amidst a rapidly changing media landscape, “we are very proud to represent an incredible team at Hemlock who have helped us succeed within a rapidly changing industry.  We continue to evolve in our services and technology and take great pride in the work we produce for our clients.

Speaking on the success of Hemlock Printers Ltd., John Bathurst, VP & Managing Director Private Wealth Group, Board of Directors of CAFÉ said, "We felt like it was not only important to acknowledge the Kouwenhoven family, but also the staff at Hemlock. Within the ranks there is a sense of family imbued throughout the organization." Jane O’Connor, Executive Director of CAFE Vancouver commended Hemlock, “Congratulations to Hemlock Printers Ltd. and the Kouwenhoven family on receiving CAFÉ Vancouver’s FEYA Award for 2014.  I’m pleased to congratulate Hemlock and applaud their passion and commitment to family and business.” 



About Hemlock Printers

Hemlock Printers is one of the largest commercial printers in the Pacific Northwest, and is a professionally managed, privately owned family enterprise that has built its success on service integrity, quality products and a commitment to continuous innovation.  With a production facility in Burnaby, British Columbia that operates 100% carbon neutral, and offices in Victoria, Seattle and San Francisco, Hemlock is consistently recognized as an industry leader in both quality and sustainability.


For more information, please contact:

Doug Climie

Vice President Sales & Marketing

Hemlock Printers

604 439-5004


About CAFE

The Canadian Association of Family Enterprise is a member driven National Association that is passionately committed to assisting families in business and building their pivotal contribution to the economy of Canada. Through participation in peer groups, seminars and conferences, CAFE has provided a forum for families and their advisors to share ideas, learn best practices and build their collective skills.