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Denver printing company blames closure on ‘recent Ransomware attack’

A 5-year-old Denver printing company that was purchased in summer 2017 has shut down and blames a ransomware attack for its closing.9 14 2018 11 28 25 AM

Colorado Timberline, which operated at 11351 E. 45th Ave. in northeast Denver, sent an announcement to customers and suppliers Wednesday, saying it was immediately ceasing operations.

“We have recently been plagued by several IT events, unfortunately we were unable to overcome the most recent Ransomware attack and as a result this unfortunate and difficult decision was made,” the company said on its website. “We greatly appreciate the support and loyalty from each of you over the years.”

Calls and emails to the company were not returned. The doors were locked at the company’s site, with its closure announcement printed out in English and Spanish on its doors.

The LinkedIn page for Colorado Timberline said it was founded in 2013, and shows 55 employees. Outside the company’s shuttered facility on Wednesday, however, a woman who identified herself as an employee said more than 100 employees worked for the company.

In summer 2017, Timberline Colorado was acquired by Chicago-based Frontenac and Connecticut-based Charter Oak Equity, according to a press release. Neither firm returned requests for comment.

Timberline Colorado’s printing projects included large format printing, laser etching and vinyl printing. The company was able to print graphics and designs on apparel, large exhibition banners and home goods such as glassware, according to the company’s website.

Owner Dan Greene left the company in May, according to an auto response from his company email account.


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