MidWeek wins
military printing deal

The Marine Corps has awarded a contract to publish the weekly Hawaii Marine newspaper to MidWeek Printing Inc.

MidWeek Printing outbid the Honolulu Advertiser to print and distribute the 8,000-circulation newspaper for the Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe.

The five-year contract takes effect Oct. 1.

"We are proud to have been awarded this contract, which ultimately benefits the Marines and their families in Hawaii," said Ron Nagasawa, senior vice president and publisher of MidWeek.

"The Marines in Hawaii play a vital role not just here at home, but for our entire country."

MidWeek, which has held the Marine newspaper contract for more than a decade, is owned by Oahu Publications Inc., which owns the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and MidWeek newspapers.

In addition to the Marines contract, MidWeek Printing publishes the Air Force's authorized local newspaper, the Hickam Kukini. It also prints and distributes the Hawaii Army Star and the Hawaii Navy Star.

The company has a combined circulation of 40,000 on Hawaii's military installations, according to Nagasawa.

MidWeek Printing previously published the 15,300-circulation Hawaii Army Weekly and the 14,000-reader Hawaii Navy News, but those contracts were recently awarded to the Advertiser, which is owned by Virginia-based Gannett Co.


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