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 employees.
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 the competition.
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.
PHILADELPHIA—PRINTING IMPRESSIONS is hosting a live, interactive free Webinar, “Extending Your Workflow to Digital,” on September 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern time.The hour-long Webinar, sponsored by Hewlett-Packard and Agfa, features printers and industry experts who will share their thoughts on developing, managing and implementing a successful digital workflow strategy. Steven Schnoll of Schnoll Media Consulting…