Vintage Printing Buys Building
LOUISVILLE, KY—Vintage Printing has acquired a 20,000-square-foot building that it plans to renovate and ultimately house sales, accounting and customer service functions, according to Business First of Louisville. Vintage Printing plunked down just under $500,000 for the facility. The acquisition and repair of the building is expected to result in the addition of eight new positions, the publication reported.
Quad Nets L.L. Bean Pact
SUSSEX, WI—Quad/Graphics has secured a multi-year, multi-million dollar deal to become the exclusive printer and prepress provider for L.L. Bean catalogs beginning in January 2008. The contract covers all prepress, printing and binding for more than 65 catalogs.
Healthcare Accord for Standard
DAYTON, OH—Standard Register has signed a three-year contract with Premier Purchasing Partners, a healthcare purchasing network. The deal arranges for Standard Register to provide enterprise document solutions and services for Premier’s 1,500-plus hospitals and nearly 45,000 other healthcare sites.
Paper Buys New Press, Facility
SALISBURY, MD—The Daily Times newspaper will be acquiring a new printing press and production facility with a price tag of $6.5 million. The new 48,000-square-foot plant is slated to open in early 2008. A Goss Urbanite web press will allow the paper to print up to 48 pages of full color. The Gannett-owned Daily Times is the flagship publication of Delmarva Media Group, which includes nine weekly newspapers.
TPC Breaks Ground for Plant
LEWISTON, ID—Tribune Publishing, which publishes the Lewiston Tribune and the Moscow-Pullman Daily News, has broken ground for the construction of a 30,000-square-foot facility that will house a new MAN Roland Uniset 75 web press. The press is due to go live in June of 2008.
GateHouse Buys Four Papers
ROCKFORD, IL—GateHouse Media of Fairport, NY, has obtained four newspapers from the Gannett Co., including the Rockford Register Star, for a combined $410 million. It is the seventh parent company for the Register Star, which is 152 years old. All 420 Register Star employees will be retained, as will Publisher Fritz Jacobi. The other papers involved in the sale are the Norwich (CT) Bulletin, the Utica (NY) Observer-Dispatch and the Huntington (WV) Herald-Dispatch.