It's hard to believe that this marks the 29th anniversary of our annual Printing Impressions 400 list of the largest printers in the United States and Canada ranked by annual sales. The consolidation trend has intensified, albeit more from the result of shrinking print markets coupled with the economic fallout from the Great Recession.
BLOOMFIELD, CT—Finlay Printing, a $20 million commercial and specialty print provider, was set to close its doors after more than 135 years in business, the Hartford Courant reported. Its 55 employees were informed of the move late last week and the final jobs were being finished this week.
Finlay Printing in Bloomfield is closing after more than 135 years
in operation, according to employees who say they were told of the
news late last week. Executives from the company, which has
employed about 55 people, declined comment. Officials at a printer
in Manchester said it has been hiring former Finlay
On Tuesday, the Finlay facility was quiet, with a few dozen vehicles in the parking lot—mostly belonging to workers finishing the last few print jobs, the employees said.
The employees who spoke with The Courant said Finlay is closing for financial reasons related to a 2008 repurchase of the
ALBANY, NY—As a result of its continued expansion and recent $2 million investment in equipment, facility and technology upgrades—along with its strategic alliance with The PressRoom of Ballston Spa, NY—Fort Orange Press has added 18 employees.
Commercial printer Finlay took home four awards from the Printing
Industries of New England third annual Industry Awards Gala. Three
of the laurels were Pinnacle awards, the highest honor possible in
Nearly 300 leaders from the region’s $12 billion print marketplace gathered recently for the Printing Industries of New England’s (PINE) annual membership banquet to honor numerous individual and company achievements over the past year.
WESTMONT, IL—10/02/08—The Power Printers training program at manroland has attracted much attention in recent years. Pressroom personnel and management throughout North America were impressed by what they learned and have shared that knowledge with others in their organizations. With several classes remaining on the schedule in 2008, more than 2,500 people will have earned Power Printers certification in the last five years.
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
FOSTER CITY, CA—Oct. 29, 2007—EFI, the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced that Finlay Printing is growing its business by double-digits with fewer presses and employees than its competition by maximizing the use of EFI’s Hagen print MIS system and JDF automation. Finlay Printing was founded by the Finlay brothers in Hartford, Conn., in 1876. In its 130th year of doing business, Finlay has about 90 employees and delivers revenues of $25 - $30 million by targeting customers in five vertical markets: education, corporate, retail point of sale, financial services, and design. Living up to its tagline, Delivering Success, Finlay focuses its efforts