Commercial printing industry news from Printing Impressions’ November 2010 edition, featuring items on Messenger Press and All Color Offset Printers.
GREENSBORO, NC—Keller-Crescent Co., a Clondalkin Group Co., has acquired Lehigh Press, located in Juncos, Puerto Rico. Lehigh Press manufactures labels, inserts and outserts and other packaging components, mainly for the pharmaceutical and health care markets. The acquisition complements Keller-Crescent's existing Vega Alta operation in Puerto Rico.
The operation manufactures labels, inserts, outserts and other packaging components, mainly for the pharmaceutical and healthcare markets.
LARGO, FL—In an effort to reflect its status as an integral part of its customers' total business solutions, BBF Printing Solutions has changed its name to BBF Integrated Solutions, effective immediately. Don Huttlin, president of BBF, said the change incorporates the wide range of product and service offerings provided by the company beyond traditional printing. BBF is a Clondalkin Group company.
To help solidify branding and enhance name recognition, the Goodway Group of Companies, headquartered in Philadelphia, announced that its Massachusetts plant has changed its name from Goodway Graphics to Goodway Group of Massachusetts. Their sister facility near Washington, DC, has changed to Goodway Group of Virginia. In other company news, both the Massachusetts and Virginia plants are now FSC certified. The Print Council announced that GLS Companies, Brooklyn Park, MN; The Hickory Printing Group, Hickory, NC; Jet Inc., Downers Grove, IL; and Lake County Press, Waukegan, IL, have joined the organization. As new members, the companies will work in concert with other member companies
NOW IN its 24th year, the Printing Impressions 400 (special pull-out section) provides the industry’s most comprehensive ranking of the leading printing companies in the United States and Canada. The listings include company name and headquarters location; parent company, if applicable; current and previous year’s rankings; most recent and previous year’s fiscal sales; percentage change; primary specialties; principal officer(s); and number of employees, manufacturing plants and total press units. (Download a PDF version of the entire listing by clicking here.) For information on the complete list with contact and address details, please view Printing Impressions Top 400 datacard. Financial information for the
PHILADELPHIA—July 9, 2007—Clondalkin Group, the international producer of flexible and specialist packaging products with over 40 production locations throughout Europe and North America and annual sales in excess of $1 billion, is pleased to announce the acquisition of the Direct Plastics Group – one of Canada’s leading privately held converters of flexible packaging. Direct Plastics, located in Orangeville, ONT, is an integrated producer and converter of flexible packaging products serving customers in Canada and in the United States of America since 1988. Utilizing its well invested manufacturing and converting technologies, Direct Plastics supplies high quality packaging products to the frozen food, confectionery, horticulture and
EVANSVILLE, IN—06/26/07—Clondalkin Group, the international producer of flexible and specialist packaging products with over 40 production locations throughout Europe and the United States of America and annual sales in excess of $1 billion, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Keller Crescent, the largest independently owned producer of folding cartons, labels, inserts, outserts and other packaging components servicing the North American pharmaceutical and healthcare markets. Keller Crescent is headquartered in Evansville, IN, and operates three main production plants in Evansville and Indianapolis, Indiana, and in Charlotte, North Carolina – all of which are primary locations ideally situated to service the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry which
(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
By Erik Cagle Senior Editor Issues abound for the direct marketing printer, and some of the high impact ones involve the federal government. Given this, there is but one absolute: don't expect hard and fast resolutions anytime soon. One topic centers on postal reform for the United States Postal Service (USPS); another deals with the possible redirection of marketing efforts from customers who may no longer believe that telemarketing is a viable answer in light of the federal Do-Not-Call (DNC) Registry. Top 10 Direct Mail Printers* CompanySegmentSales(millions)TotalSales(millions) 1Quebecor WorldMontreal$624$6,242 2Vertis Inc.Baltimore$335$1,675 3Banta Corp.Menasha, WI$191$1,366 4RR DonnelleyChicago$142$4,754 5The Instant Web Cos.Chanhassen, MN$93$98 6Von Hoffmann(Lehigh Direct)St.