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Taylor Corp. Completes Acquisition of the Assets of Standard Register

Taylor Corp. has completed its acquisition of the assets of Standard Register. The combined company has more than 12,000 employees working in more than 80 companies with operations in 32 states and nine countries. "The successful close officially turns the page for Standard Register’s customers and employees and moves us into a new chapter that we believe is strengthened as a combined organization," said Deb Taylor, CEO of Taylor Corp.

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Think Patented Sees 20 Percent Boost from Heidelberg's Performance Plus

After completing a 12-month Performance Plus program through Heidelberg, Think Patented was able to increase its average performance by 20 percent and reduce makeready waste by 50 percent. The program saved the business more than 620 production hours, resulting in a total savings of $237,720. "It was crucial to identify training gaps, [and to] resolve applications and process issues. We have better printers and quality processes as a result," said Niels Winther, chairman and managing partner. "We are happy with the outcome of our [Performance Plus] efforts."

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Vision Integrated Graphics Is Poised for Growth with Tobe Direct Acquisition

Doug Powell has good equipment. In fact, the CEO of Chicagoland’s Vision Integrated Graphics Group has great equipment. Powell knows this; if 30 years in the graphic arts industry has taught him anything, it’s that one must be fearless when it comes to embracing new technology. As a result, Powell walks the bleeding edge, and it has yet to burn him.


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