Thriving in recession

Thriving in recession
April 2, 2011 Cober

KITCHENER — Many companies die during recessions. Some companies thrive.

Cober Evolving Solutions falls squarely into the latter category. The 95-year-old Kitchener printing company has made some of its most dramatic gains during the past two recessions.

During the economic downturn of 1993, Allprint Co. bought the Ainsworth Group. The consolidation of the two local printing companies gave Cober president Peter Cober an idea. Thinking some of their customers might be looking for another option, he invested in new equipment and expanded the company’s space on Courtland Avenue near the Conestoga Parkway. His instincts were correct. Year-over-year revenues grew by 70 per cent and the company doubled its space by moving into a larger facility on Wilson Avenue in 2000.

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