Multi Packaging Solutions/Chesapeake has acquired Integrated Printing Solutions and Jet Lithocolor to create a comprehensive end-to-end solution for the credit, debit, gift, loyalty, and insurance card markets. The acquisitions solidify the company’s market position by adding a full complement of card production capabilities to its existing creative services, decorative technologies, and sustainable solutions.
Daly, Frontenac Seek Specialties CHICAGO—Private equity investment firm Frontenac and Ronald Daly, former president of RR Donnelley Print Solutions, have created a business partnership to acquire and grow specialty printers and other print solutions companies. Daly worked with Donnelley for 38 years. EPI Cos., Display Printers Merge MARIETTA, GA—The EPI Companies, based here, has acquired Display Printers, a manufacturer of printed merchandising displays. EPI specializes in marketing support for corporate clients, including creative services, traditional and digital print, logistics, premiums and online solutions. Unions Pressure Schawk CHICAGO—With its Union Network International (UNI) Congress taking place here, about 100 labor delegates, union leaders and activists decided to pay an
EU Services of Rockville, MD, has expanded its inside sales division by hiring Chris Duron and Barrett Watson. Hi-Liter Graphics, Burlington, WI, has added Mark Toole to its sales team in the capacity of account executive. Holding 18 patents and with more than a quarter century of experience in the technology industry, Mike Wash joins the Government Printing Office (GPO) as Chief Technical Officer and co-director of the Office of Innovation and New Technology. After spending a decade with Congressman Robert Ney, former Joint Committee on Printing Staff Director Maria Robinson makes the move from the House Administration Committee to the GPO as the agency's deputy
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2004. Therefore, companies that revised their 2003 revenues may have changed their 2003 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 1 ('03: 2) RR Donnelley, Chicago, IL Total Sales (Millions): $8,204.50 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $4,754.94 Change (%): +73 Principal Officer: Mark A. Angelson Employees: 44,000 Primary Specialties: SPEC 26%; CAT/PUB 23%; BF 10%; COM 9%; BKS 8% Web Offset Press Units: N/A Sheetfed Press
(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2003. Therefore, companies that revised their 2002 revenues may have changed their 2002 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 1 ('02: 1) Quebecor World, Montréal, Canada Total Sales (Millions): $6,242.00 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $6,300.00 Change (%): -1 Principal Officer: Jean Neveu Employees: 38,000 Primary Specialties: PUB 26%; ADV 23%; CAT 16%; BKS 12% Web Offset Press Units: 3,156 Sheetfed Press Units: 985 Other Press
CALIFORNIA CARLSBAD—The Quebecor World location here has installed a six-color Komori Lithrone 40. CITY OF INDUSTRY—Printcafe's PSI print management system is now in use at Pacific Graphics. georgia ATLANTA—Graphic Response has implemented Printcafe's Hagen OA print management system. illinois CHICAGO—Rider Dickerson is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2003. It has expanded its facility over the last two years with the addition of a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi press with tower coater, computer-to-plate capabilities and Spectrum digital Matchprint. CICERO—E&D Web has successfully implemented the Printcafe Hagen OA print management system. OAKLAWN—Insert printer Atlantic Press has purchased a Tensor single-width press system consisting of three T400BE four-high
Minuteman Press Recognized by A.B.Dick CHICAGO—Minuteman Press International has been recognized as A.B.Dick's Customer of the Year for 2002. Minuteman Press has more than 750 franchises operating in the U.S. and almost 900 worldwide. Sue Nisson has assumed the responsibilities of national sales manager for Webcrafters Inc., Madison, WI. Nisson joined Webcrafters in 2002 as executive director of business development after 20 years in the educational publishing industry. Richard Sevigny, president and owner of Chromatic Lithographers, has been named the 2003 Ben Franklin Executive of the Year by the Printing Industries Association of Southern California. The award recognizes individuals who have made a significant contribution to both