APG to buy Mid­west­ern news­pa­per chain

Maryland Independent - - Business -

Adams Pub­lish­ing Group, par­ent com­pany of the Mar yland In­de­pen­dent, an­nounced this week that it is about to pur­chase ECM Pub­lish­ers Inc., one of the largest pub­lish­ers of weekly news­pa­pers in the countr y.

ECM has 50 in­di­vid­ual pub­li­ca­tions reach­ing more than 600,000 house­holds across cen­tral Min­nesota and western Wis­con­sin.

“We are ex­cited to wel­come the ECM as­so­ciates to our APG team in Min­nesota,” APG Chair­man Stephen Adams said. “Our com­pany is head­quar­tered here, and my fam­ily has a long news­pa­per his­tory in the state of Min­nesota. ECM has done a fine job nav­i­gat­ing through dif­fi­cult times, and pro­duc­ing the high­est qual­ity print and dig­i­tal prod­ucts.”

Terms of the deal were not dis­closed.

ECM Pres­i­dent Marge Winkel­man said the sale brings strength and a pro­gres­sive out­look for the fu­ture.

“This is an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity for ECM to join the Adams Pub­lish­ing Group,” she said.

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