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December 2009

manroland Debt Paid Down

FRANKFURT, GERMANY—German concerns Allianz SE and MAN SE are paying off the remaining debt owed by manroland, the press manufacturer jointly owned by the two companies. Gerd Finkbeiner, CEO of manroland, told a newspaper here that ownership will replace the remaining liabilities entirely with equity.

Skyblue Makes Print Debut

MINNEAPOLIS—Skyblue Graphic Services, the brainchild of industry veteran Randy Blackorbay, has opened its doors for business. The Native American-owned company specializes in printed shopper marketing messages for retailers, brand marketers, service providers and entertainment venues. According to its Website, Skyblue provides in-store signage, displays, promotional package coupons, pressure-sensitive labels, commercial printing, and cards and sales kits, among other things.

Xerox Intros EPS Solution

ROCHESTER, NY—Xerox Corp. has unveiled its Enterprise Print Services (EPS), a solution designed to help companies better manage documents across their global print infrastructure, from the office to the in-house print center to the virtual workplace. Incorporating EPS reportedly reduces the cost of printing, sharing and updating everything from a home worker's 50-page proposal to full-color marketing brochures.

Mount Royal Acquires Jarboe

BALTIMORE—Mount Royal Printing, based here, has acquired the sales assets of Jarboe Commercial Printing, Washington, DC. NAPL Print Consulting Services advised Mount Royal Printing in the deal. The move allows Mount Royal to expand its presence in the nation's capital. Gary Cayce, president of Mount Royal, anticipates sales in the $7.5 million range in 2010 due to the acquisition and a new sales office in Beltsville, MD.

Fry Opts for Solar Panels

MECHANICSBURG, PA—Fry Communi- cations has begun installing a photovoltaic (PV) system on the roof of its largest production facility here. Fry partnered with Secco Inc., a local solar commercial installation firm, to design and execute the new energy collection system. PI



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