Indexx Acquires Crowson
GREENVILLE, SC—Indexx, an integrated communications company specializing in printing, marketing, publishing and fulfillment solutions, is expanding its services in the Columbia, SC, market with the assets purchase of Crowson Stone Printing. Day-to-day operations at Crowson Stone will continue without interruption as the details of the transfer take place. No layoffs are anticipated.
PFL Actively Seeking Firms
LIVINGSTON, MT—E-commerce printing specialist PrintingForLess.com (PFL) has retained the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) to assist in its growth-by-acquisition program. PFL is seeking additional revenue growth through the acquisition of select companies with strong customer relationships among small business users of sheetfed or digital printing, as well as mailing and fulfillment.
RRD Nets Office Depot Pact
CHICAGO—RR Donnelley (RRD) has been awarded a multi-year, multi-million dollar agreement by Office Depot, a global supplier of office products and services. Under the terms of the agreement, which renews and expands the two companies' existing relationship, RR Donnelley will provide a range of production and related services for catalogs and direct mail.
Cenveo Sells Forms Business
STAMFORD, CT—Cenveo Inc. has sold its Forms and Business Documents Group to Ennis Inc., a manufacturer of printed business products and apparel headquartered in Midlothian, TX. The divestiture of the group, including the Printegra and PrintXcel brands, to Ennis is expected to better position that business for continued growth and success. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The combined annual sales of PrintXcel and Printegra are said to total approximately $80 million.
Lifetouch to Add 100 Jobs
GALION, OH—Lifetouch Church Directories & Portraits is effectively doubling its production output with the addition of nearly 100 jobs to its photography lab and printing facility. The job openings are posted at Lifetouch.com under career opportunities.
CGX Plant Adds VLF Press
MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO—Annan & Bird Lithographers, a Consolidated Graphics (CGX) company, has purchased a six-color, 64˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 162 VLF sheetfed press. It features Prinect Inpress Control, in-line color measurement and control, as well as an aqueous coater. The large- format offset press is slated to be installed this spring.
Concord Litho Expands
CONCORD, NH—Direct mail design, strategy and printing specialist Concord Litho recently underwent a 40,000-square-foot expansion to house new mailing capabilities, including data processing, continuous form lasering, inkjetting and insertion. The lettershop allows it to handle all aspects of the mail production cycle under one roof, lowering costs, adding flexibility and reducing turnaround times.
NPG Printing Reduces Staff
ST. JOSEPH, MO—NPG Printing, a member of the News-Press & Gazette Co., is eliminating 21 positions and will cut back on the number of shifts at its production facility, the Associated Press reported. The cutback, which leaves the firm with 51 employees, was prompted by the loss of a publishing deal and the closure of a newspaper.
Printer Receives Grant
NORWICH, CT—The Minuteman Press franchise here has qualified for a $48,000 grant through Connecticut's Small Business Express Program to expand its business and create jobs. The shop will use the money to acquire four new pieces of equipment. PI