APG to buy Midwestern newspaper chain
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.