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Integrity.
Innovation.
In Print.

About Hemlock

Our Mission

Our dedication to craftsmanship, technical leadership, best-in-class equipment and responsive customer service is combined with a commitment to sustainability and accountability for all our stakeholders. These values are embraced by our team throughout the print experience.

Our Team in Action

Andrew Howard

Director, Digital and Display

Mark Florkow

Director, Finance

Bernie Chiu

PrePress Supervisor

Jeff Cooper

Production Manager

Jim de Zwart

Manager, IT

John Anderson

Pressroom Supervisor

Kasey Baillie

Production Supervisor, Digital

Masih Ferdosian

Manager, Online Services

Paul Roberts

Bindery Supervisor

Shirley Huang

Office Supervisor, Digital & Display

Wayne Durman

Pressroom Supervisor

Amanda Chor

Sustainability Coordinator

Colleen Moyles

Marketing Manager

Brad Fleming

Account Manager

Caitlin Cox

Account Manager

Christian Beveridge

Account Manager

Dirk Ottevangeres

Account Manager

Doug Climie

VP Sales and Marketing

Eric Kouwenhoven

Sales Manager, Seattle Office

Ernie Lin

Account Manager

Evelyn Edwardson

Account Manager

Frits Kouwenhoven

Managing Partner, Hemlock Printers USA

Gord Wright

Account Manager

Harminder Agojo

Inside Sales

Hope Moseley

Account Manager

James Lim

Account Manager

Janet Speer

Account Manager

JP Witham

Account Manager

Kim Neal

Account Manager

Mark Shugg

Business Development, Display

Patrick Brown

Account Manager

Paul Verrall

Account Manager

Rita Acosta

Account Manager

Stephanie Beveridge

Account Manager

Tracy Clark

Account Manager

Hemlock has established and adheres to a clearly defined set of guiding principles for Corporate Social Responsibility, including:

    • 01Bringing social benefits to the community through employment, volunteerism and financial support of charitable and nonprofit organizations.
    • 02Treating all employees with respect and dignity by offering a healthy and safe work environment, regular and open channels of communication and equitable compensation.
    • 03Being fair, honest and forthright in our business practices with customers and suppliers.
    • 04Researching and applying the use of sustainable materials in all areas of the production process.
    • 05Considering the impact all decisions have on the health of the planet and its inhabitants.

Our 50th

Created for our 50th Anniversary, this video is a tribute to our rich history of craftsmanship and innovation, and to our passionate employees whose hardwork and dedication is the reason we have achieved 50 years in business.

History

  • 1968

    Starting from a humble, 600 square foot storefront producing one- and two-colour stationery products, Hemlock opens with one A.B. Dick press and a manual platen letterpress. Incorporated in 1968 by Dick Kouwenhoven, Hemlock establishes an early reputation for quality and innovation.

  • 1975

    Equipment expansion include two large format presses and producing two-colour direct mail for leading department store chains.

  • 1986

    Hemlock moves its operations to the current location, building a 75,000 sq ft facility at 7050 Buller Avenue in Burnaby, British Columbia.

  • 1993

    The early ‘90s marks an expansion of the Burnaby headquarters to house the new prepress department, as well as expanded press capacity, and now operates from a facility expanded to 79,000 sq ft.

  • 1999

    Hemlock expands to five sales offices along the west coast of North America, becoming the first BC-based printer to begin serving clients in the United States.

  • 2004

    Hemlock forms its first Sustainability Committee, driving new internal initiatives and forging innovative partnerships with mills and NGO’s.

  • 2005

    To meet growing demand, Hemlock initiates a division dedicated to Digital Print, offering offset-calibre quality, greater flexibility, lower minimums and faster turnaround for clients with HP Indigo press technology.

  • 2012

    Hemlock embraces UV technology with the installation of a Heidelberg six colour XL UV press, widely expanding the scope of substrate and treatment options available to our customers.

  • 2015

    The company grows again, to include Hemlock Display, in a dedicated wide format and display graphics facility powered by progressive Durst and Zund technologies.

  • 2017

    Hemlock, in partnership with Harling Direct, acquires Kirk Marketing and establishes a company with dedicated data, mailing, warehousing and distribution. Our Digital and Display production equipment and staff consolidate into a high-efficiency single facility on North Fraser Way in south Burnaby.

  • 1968

    Starting from a humble, 600 square foot storefront producing one- and two-colour stationery products, Hemlock opens with one A.B. Dick press and a manual platen letterpress. Incorporated in 1968 by Dick Kouwenhoven, Hemlock establishes an early reputation for quality and innovation.

  • 1975

    Equipment expansion include two large format presses and producing two-colour direct mail for leading department store chains.

  • 1986

    Hemlock moves its operations to the current location, building a 75,000 sq ft facility at 7050 Buller Avenue in Burnaby, British Columbia.

  • 1993

    The early ‘90s marks an expansion of the Burnaby headquarters to house the new prepress department, as well as expanded press capacity, and now operates from a facility expanded to 79,000 sq ft.

  • 1999

    Hemlock expands to five sales offices along the west coast of North America, becoming the first BC-based printer to begin serving clients in the United States.

  • 2004

    Hemlock forms its first Sustainability Committee, driving new internal initiatives and forging innovative partnerships with mills and NGO’s.

  • 2005

    To meet growing demand, Hemlock initiates a division dedicated to Digital Print, offering offset-calibre quality, greater flexibility, lower minimums and faster turnaround for clients with HP Indigo press technology.

  • 2012

    Hemlock embraces UV technology with the installation of a Heidelberg six colour XL UV press, widely expanding the scope of substrate and treatment options available to our customers.

  • 2015

    The company grows again, to include Hemlock Display, in a dedicated wide format and display graphics facility powered by progressive Durst and Zund technologies.

  • 2017

    Hemlock, in partnership with Harling Direct, acquires Kirk Marketing and establishes a company with dedicated data, mailing, warehousing and distribution. Our Digital and Display production equipment and staff consolidate into a high-efficiency single facility on North Fraser Way in south Burnaby.