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Donnelley, HMH Reach Pact

CHICAGO—RR Donnelley and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Publishing have agreed on an $875 million, multiyear print management contract extension. The deal expands on the previous relationship between North America’s largest printer and the publisher. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a leading worldwide educational publisher of instructional materials for pre-K through grade 12 schools.

PIA Reassigns Some Territories

PITTSBURGH—Printing Industries of America and the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) has reassigned its Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming territories to PIA Inc. of Arizona (PIAZ) following the disaffiliation earlier this summer of Printing and Imaging Association of the Mountain States (PIAMS). The newly created organization will be called Printing Industries of Colorado and will be run by the current CEO of PIA Inc. of Arizona, Sandi Neuman.

ABG Obtains Holden Graphic

MIRA LOMA, CA—ABG Marketing and Business Communications has acquired Holden Graphic Services of Arlington, TX. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Holden Graphic Services specializes in producing custom printed business documents. ABG is a $36 million print management, digital imaging, direct mail and fulfillment solutions company.

Arcade Consolidates Operations

CHATTANOOGA, TN—Arcade Marketing is consolidating some print production operations here into its Dixon, IL, facility later this year, according to Chattanoogan.com. The move will result in the loss of about 150 jobs. Visant Corp. is the parent company of Arcade Marketing, which specializes in packaging solutions for the cosmetics market.

Ramsey, Clients Forge Deal

MAHWAH, NJ—Ramsey Press and clients Earth Enterprise, Green Earth Enterprise and Priority Enterprise have forged a partnership. The deal sees Earth Enterprise, a fourth-generation, New York-based commercial printer, making a substantial investment in Ramsey Press. According to Patrick Pagani, vice president and COO of Ramsey Press, the partnership will also provide greater consultive opportunities for Ramsey with its clients.

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