This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news from LSC Communications and United Methodist Publishing House; Quad/Graphics; Great Lakes Integrated; IBS Direct and Maestro Managed Print Solutions (Maestro Media Print Solutions, an IBS Direct Company); TC Transcontinental and Flexstar Packaging; St. Joseph Communications and Bassett Direct; and Printing Impressions.
IBS Direct will merge with Maestro Managed Print Solutions. The IBS Direct brand name will remain, with the Maestro brand renamed.
Honored as one of the region’s fastest growing businesses, IBS Direct has been included in the 2014 Philadelphia 100, a hallmark of entrepreneurial excellence. The list is collaboratively chosen by The Wharton Small Business Development Center, the Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia (EFGP) and the Philadelphia Business Journal.
Direct response printing solutions and marketing services firm IBS Direct has purchased selected assets of Berkshire Printing. IBS Direct, which ranked 153rd on the Printing Impressions 400 in 2012, will maintain a presence in Connecticut, keeping a sales and service operation in place to serve Berkshire Printing's customer base.
IBS Direct, a direct response printing solutions and marketing services firm based in King of Prussia, PA, has purchased selected assets of Berkshire Printing in New Milford, CT. Greg LaCava, president of Berkshire Printing, joins IBS Direct as sales director.
IBS (#289, with $14.7 million in sales, on the 2010 Printing Impressions 400 ranking) offers high-quality printing solutions, direct marketing program management and new marketing technologies to effectively implement and measure its customers’ campaigns. Mars is a full-service printer with in-line finishing capabilities, as well as heatset and non-heatset web printing expertise.
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