McCormick Armstrong Chairman and CEO Jake Shaffer has shown up every day for the past 50 years to manage the finances at McCormick.
John Bobbitt has been tapped as McCormick Armstrong's new president. Jake Shaffer will continue as chairman and CEO of McCormick Armstrong, while devoting more of his time to its related companies: the agribusiness magazine High Plains Journal in Dodge City, KS, and On Point, a printer of specialty products and high-end coffee table books in Kansas City, KS.
Technology Drives Business Growth FALL CREEK, WI—Mail Source, a provider of integrated direct mail solutions, has added a Domino dual-head, drop-on-demand (DoD) imaging system to complement its existing capacity. This additional line can duplex personalize plastic cards at extremely high speeds using UV cured ink. The 20 year-old western Wisconsin company continues to invest millions of dollars in technology to attract high-volume business—without a sales staff (although it employs 100). For Mini Folds, the Smaller the Better NEW BRITAIN, CT—Connecticut Valley Bindery recently purchased a two-station Vijuk G&K V-14 SAF miniature folder with HHS hot glue system from Vijuk Equipment. “We are excited
Winners Take Podium at Georgia SkillsUSA Competition ATLANTA—The Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG) announced the winners of the Georgia SkillsUSA graphic communications competition, sponsored by Heidelberg and held at its Print Media Demonstration Center in Kennesaw, GA. Through a grant from the PIAG Educational Foundation, the first place contestant was awarded $4,500 in scholarships and had the opportunity to travel to Kansas City to compete in the National SkillsUSA competition. Winning awards were: first place, Alyssa Ailion, a senior at Walton High School in Marietta, GA, who also went on to place second in the National SkillsUSA competition; second place, Victoria Gunnin,
American-Made Stacker/Bundler Gaining Popularity in North America YORK, PA—IMC America (sales agent for Penn Graphics) has announced three new installations in North America for the PGE300 semi-automatic stacker/bundler: Hi-Liter Graphics, in Burlington, WI; McCormick-Armstrong, Wichita, KS; and Cenveo MM&T in Toronto. The machine is an American-made stacker/bundler designed for production on today’s high-speed web presses. Back-to-Back Bobst Installations NILES, IL—Just three months after installing its first Bobst SPanthera 106-LER Autoplaten diecutter (with in-line blanking), Graphic Technologies added another. Reportedly the second largest trade finisher in the country, Graphic Technologies offers a full complement of capabilities, including folding, folding-gluing, laminating, kitting, in-house tool production
Holiday Fundraiser Deemed a Success RANDOM LAKE, WI—The Times Wellness Committee at Times Printing organized a poinsettia sale and used all of the proceeds to purchase holiday presents for families/children within the community that use the local food pantry as a resource. In addition, the company donated $500, and many employees made additional generous contributions. The fundraiser was such a success, that every child got an outfit, one toy (some children received two) and accessories, such as socksand shoes. Pictorial Hosts ‘Lunch & Learn’ Event CARLSTADT, NJ—Pictorial Offset partnered with Print Buyers Online.com and Pantone Inc. to host a free “Lunch
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
(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.) 303 ('03: 319) Freeport Press, Freeport, OH Total Sales (Millions): $15.30 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $13.85 Change (%): +10 Principal Officer: David G. Pilcher Employees: 140 Primary Specialties: PUB 40%; DM 20%; ADV 20%; CAT 10% Web Offset Press Units: 24 Sheetfed Press Units: 0 Other 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.) 252 ('02: 262) Specialty Printing, Niles, IL Total Sales (Millions): $21.90 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $21.40 Change (%): +2 Principal Officer: Adam M. LeFebvre Employees: 92 Primary Specialties: DM 45%; ADV 30%; COM 25% Web Offset Press Units: 16 Sheetfed Press Units: 12 Other Press Units: