Mark Michelson

Mark Michelson

Mark Michelson is the Editor-in-Chief of Printing Impressions.

Quad/Graphics to Reposition, Eliminate 50 Jobs at Its Waseca, Minn., Plant

Quad/Graphics is eliminating 50 positions at its former Brown Printing publication printing facility in Waseca, Minn., as part of a plan to better position the plant for long-term success by focusing on special interest publications and journals. Claire Ho, Quad/Graphics' director of corporate communications, told the Waseca County News that impacted workers at the roughly 488-employee operation will be offered other positions within the company, primarily within its Wisconsin network of plants.

LSC Communications Is Expanding Mattoon, Ill., Facility, Closing Its Gallatin, Tenn., Plant

Small towns across America are highly dependent on the large manufacturing facilities located within their local communities to provide good-wage jobs and benefits. Based on two recent corporate decisions by LSC Communications, the community in Mattoon, Ill., has reason to celebrate, while local residents and small businesses in Gallatin, Tenn., are facing the expected fallout of a major employer leaving town.

Otto's Night Watch Revisited: 'Free Pressmen Talk Like Free Men'

As Printing Impressions readies for its 60th anniversary in June of next year, I thought it would be appropriate to republish some of Otto Boutin's more memorable “Otto’s Night Watch,” columns, which were collected in a hard-bound book in 1973. Boutin was a literary master whose "Otto’s Night watch" columns captured the spirit of a bygone era, including stories based around “tramp printers” who traveled the country.