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November 2004
Worker Crushed in Accident

VERSAILLES, KY—OSHA is investigating an apparent accident at a Quebecor World facility here that led to the death of a longtime employee. Carolyn Cox Campbell, 62, suffered fatal chest trauma Oct. 15 when she was crushed between a forklift and a metal racking system, according to John McCarty, Fayette County, KY, deputy coroner. McCarty indicated that a final autopsy and toxicology report would be completed in about four weeks. Tony Ross, director of communications for Montreal-based Quebecor World, said that Campbell's death, "appears to be an unfortunate accident."

CGX Kills Deal for Newbridge

HOUSTON—Consolidated Graphics (CGX) is no longer pursuing the acquisition of Dallas-based Newbridge Corp. The company did not disclose the reasoning behind its decision to terminate the letter of intent, but said it would continue to investigate potential acquirees that meet with its overall growth strategy. The proposed Newbridge Corp. deal had not been factored into CGX's prior financial guidance, thus it will not produce any impact on future financial results.

CVC Capital Buys BASF Printing

HUNTINGTON, WV—Funds managed by European equity firm CVC Capital Partners has acquired the printing inks and printing plates operations of BASF. The deal includes all of the BASF printing system facilities and activities, including pigment production at BASF Colorants & Chemicals in Shanghai, China, and the production of alkali blue at the facility here. The Huntington manufacturing plant employs 120 people.

RRD Receives FSC Certification

CHICAGO—RR Donnelley has earned Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) "Chain-of-Custody" certification from Scientific Certification Systems for the use of paper from sustainably managed forests. Donnelley customers in Spartanburg, SC, and Lancaster, PA, can now use the FSC-trademarked "checkmark and tree" logo in their magazines, catalogs and other printed materials.

Kolbus Moves in at Cleveland HQ

CLEVELAND—Kolbus America has put the finishing touches on the relocation of its corporate headquarters from Mahwah, NJ, to Cleveland. The city was selected for its centralized location and greater access to customers across the country. The company can be reached at 812 Huron St., Suite 750, Cleveland, OH 44115. The phone number is (216) 931-5100.

Valassis Buys Mail Business

ST. PETERSBURG, FL—Valassis Communications has acquired Catalina Marketing Direct Marketing Services, the direct mail segment of Catalina Marketing. Terms of the all-cash deal were not revealed. Valassis will retain all Catalina direct mail employees. The deal is in line with Catalina's strategy of focusing on proprietary applications delivered at the point of sale and enhances Valassis' existing one-to-one direct mail business.
 

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