Order Reinstated on TKS
BOLINGBROOK, IL—Goss International, based here, gained a victory in its ongoing battle with Japanese newspaper press manufacturer Tokyo Kikai Seisakusho (TKS) when the U.S. Department of Commerce reinstated the antidumping duty order against TKS due to fraud. The charge of fraud against the department stems from a $35 million judgment won by Goss in federal court, where TKS was found to have violated the Antidumping Act of 1916 by dumping its products on the U.S. market. TKS vows to contest any reinstatement of the order.
Artcraft Obtains Bowne Facility
NORTH ATTLEBORO, MA—The Artcraft Co. has acquired The Vose Swain Engraving Co. of Boston from Bowne & Co., based in New York City. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. In conjunction with the deal, Artcraft also announced its complete shift to online print procurement.
Transcontinental Names CFO
MONTREAL—Transcontinental Inc. has appointed Benoit Huard to the position of vice president and CFO. Huard held the position on an interim basis prior to the appointment. He has 20 years of experience in senior positions related to financial management for companies including Quebecor Inc. and Avenor Inc.
New Web for Anderson
COMMERCE, CA—Anderson Lithograph, a member of the Cenveo network, has installed a six-color Mitsubishi Diamond 16 MAX-M single-web press. The press is equipped with a double-wide pinless combination folder and a pinless former folder. Able to produce 16-page signatures at speeds to 1,800 fpm, the new press employs metal-backed blankets and a mini-gap micro design.
Gans, 88, Founder of Gans Ink
LOS ANGELES—Bob Gans, 88, an old-school entrepreneur and showman who used hard work, wit and celebrities to hawk his company’s line of inks, passed away in February after a brief battle with cancer. Mr. Gans founded Gans Ink in 1950, which has grown to a $25 million a year business. Among the marketing techniques that Mr. Gans used, perhaps the best known print ads came courtesy of his relationship with iconic model and actress, Jayne Mansfield. He is survived by three daughters and seven grandchildren.