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April 2013

Brown Adds Mobile Expertise

WASECA, MN—Brown Printing announced the acquisition of Nellymoser, a Boston-based mobile marketing and technology company. Nellymoser specializes in rich media delivery, having deployed more than 800 print-to-digital campaigns in 2012 for 50 of the top 100 magazines.

Fetter Layoffs Due to Deal

LOUISVILLE, KY—Fetter Printing, a member of FetterGroup, will let 54 workers go this spring through three rounds of layoffs, Business First reported, citing a WARN filing with the Kentucky Division of Workforce and Employment Services. According to a memo attached to the filing, Fetter President and CEO Terry Gill indicated that the company had sold its paint-labeling line of business to Elk Grove Village, IL-based Fort Dearborn Co., prompting the layoffs.

EP Graphics Buys Assets

BERNE, IN—EP Graphics has acquired the operating assets of Mignone Communications, a Huntington, IN, business founded in 1995, creating one of the largest Indiana-based web printers. Mignone and EP Graphics are integrating staff and operations in the EP Graphics plant here, only 40 miles from Huntington. The combined operations will have approximately 150 employees.

4over Buys Two Presses

MOONACHIE, NJ—Trade printer 4over Inc. has purchased two five-color Komori Lithrone GL40 sheetfed presses. The first GL40 press was recently delivered and installed at 4over's facility here, which is rebounding from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. The second press is scheduled for delivery later this year and is expected to be operational this fall. 4over has facilities in seven states and Canada.

RR Donnelley Reports Loss

CHICAGO—RR Donnelley reported a 2012 fourth-quarter net loss attributable to common shareholders of $849 million, or $4.70 per diluted share, on net sales of $2.7 billion compared to a net loss of $326.7 million, or $1.78 per diluted share, on net sales of $2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011. The fourth-quarter net loss attributable to common shareholders included pre-tax net charges, primarily related to non-cash impairment, totaling $1.0 billion in 2012 and $483.9 million in 2011.

Xerox Buys Inkjet Supplier

NORWALK, CT—Xerox has acquired Impika, which specializes in the design, production and sale of production inkjet printing solutions used for industrial, commercial, security, label and package printing. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Impika offers a portfolio of aqueous (water-based) inkjet presses based on proprietary technology.

Smith's Is Closing Shop

CAMBRIDGE, MD—Smith's Printing, a staple of this community for more than half a century, is closing its doors with the retirement of owner Clifford Collison, according to the Dorchester Banner. Collison has worked at Smith's for 54 years.

Printer Adopts Solar Power

ROCKAWAY, NJ—North Jersey Media Group has activated its solar power facility, which is expected to provide more than 60 percent of the newspaper printer's energy needs. In addition to printing The Record, North Jersey Media Group prints USA Today, The Journal News, Poughkeepsie Journal, New Jersey Herald, Investor's Business Daily and all the publications of Greater Media Newspapers. The installation includes 20,400 panels on the roof and grounds surrounding the company's 350,000-square-foot facility.


 

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