Folder Express will close its Omaha facility at 11616 I St. by the end of this year and move to Columbus, Kansas.

About 90 employees will be affected, said Steven Osterloh, vice president of marketing for Ennis Inc., which owns the company. The move will be completed by Dec. 31. Employees have been notified and were given the option to move to Columbus, which is in the southeastern corner of Kansas.

“The lease in our current building was coming to an end,” Osterloh said in an email. “After reviewing our leasing options within Omaha and the surrounding area, the decision was made to relocate to a company-owned facility.”

Ennis’ website shows it also owns Calibrated, another printing company, in Columbus. Ennis is headquartered in Midlothian, Texas.

The approximately 152,000-square-foot building on I Street is listed for sale at $7.25 million. Its owner, Mark Wright, said the decision to put it on the market was made after he learned Folder Express would not renew its lease.

Folder Express has been making folders in Omaha since 1927, it says. It specializes in custom presentation folders and was acquired by Ennis in 2013.

Contact the writer: 402-444-1414, paige.yowell@owh.com

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