Wayne Aurand was a special guest of the Corcoran Rotary Club Thursday, speaking during the Business to Business segment regarding The Printer, his longtime downtown company.
Owner of the print shop for the past 36 years, Aurand paid his dues with the Sequoia Publishing Company and worked at the head printer for the Corcoran Journal for 11 years before going into business for himself. While at The Journal, he did printing for several local businesses, including the printing the weekly newspaper.
In order to keep up with changes in the print business, Aurand said about 40 percent of his current output is in the form of custom business labels. His new labeling machine can handle specific die cuts and shapes and provide the labels on a roll, rather than sheets. Aurand is a past member of the local Rotary club and has been involved in many local activities over the last 36 years.
He was president of Toastmasters, the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce and the Printing House Craftsmen Club of Kings and Tulare counties. He also served as a reserve police officer for the Corcoran Police Department. The Manteca native was born in 1939 and moved 27 times, attending 12 schools, before making his home in Corcoran. He currently lives outside Porterville. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
One of his favorite businesses in Corcoran is Corcoran Hardware.
“They meet community needs competitively,” he stated.