BOLINGBROOK, IL—Goss International has appointed Jochen Meissner as its CEO. He succeeds Bob Brown, who will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors. Meissner had served as executive vice president and COO since he joined the company in 2002.
DENVER—National Hirschfeld, a century-old business institution in the Mile High city, closed its doors this week, leaving 250 employees out of work, according to the Rocky Mountain News.
National Hirschfeld LLC, a Denver printer and business institution for more than a century, will shut down Jan. 30. “In these difficult economic times, continuing to operate is just not an option,” company chairman Barry Hirschfeld said in a letter to the firm’s 250 employees Tuesday.
Printing Impressions' Across the Nation Commercial Printer News for October 2008
THERE HAS been some erroneous reporting going on. Not by Printing Impressions, but by another industry publication, which stated that 135 printers were gearing up to print election materials for the 2008 Democratic National Convention being held in Denver this month. There might be 135 printers on the Vendor List of the Host Committee’s Website, but only a select few made it through the “requirements process” and got the work. Touted as the “greenest presidential convention in history,” the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) was seeking a few environmentally friendly printers. But, that’s only the half of it. The other major requirement of the
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