When a brand launches a product line, it often requires various types of packaging, but without color consistency…
One of the founders of the Outlook Group, a large commercial printer that has been a top Fox Cities employer for many years, is being remembered for his entrepreneurial spirit, honesty and kindness. David Erdmann, 67, of Menasha (WI), died May 20 after a 2½-year battle with cancer.
Erdmann served as president of Outlook, which originally was located in Appleton, from the outset. Soon business growth and expansion prompted its relocation to the Town of Menasha, where it eventually grew to more than 1,000 employees. Erdmann led the way in 1991 when Outlook Graphics went public.
Outlook Group appeared to be the hardest hit of the local homes and businesses, with its building in "tatters" and debris strewn a football field away. No one was injured. Roughly 100,000 square feet of the company's 650,000-square-foot facility was impacted, according to a report on its Website.
NEENAH, WI—A storm packing heavy winds tore through the area Sunday night, temporarily displacing the employees of packaging printer Outlook Group. According to several local TV news reports, Outlook Group appeared to be the hardest hit of the local homes and businesses, with its building in "tatters" and debris strewn a football field away, Fox TV 11 reported. No one was injured.
With its building in tatters and debris thrown about a football field away, the Outlook Group Corp. [a $70 million packaging and direct mail printer according to the 2010 Printing Impressions 400 ranking] had to set up shop elsewhere for the day. The management team for the company took its business to a local hotel for the day, while others started to assess the damage at the plant from Sunday night’s storms. (See video.)
“We have access to our computer, our e-mail, so it feels like little by little we're getting there,” said Jorge Aguilar, HR Director.
Printing Impressions' Upfront commercial printing industry news for August 2008.
Robert M. Williamson, an internationally known educator, consultant, and author of books including Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Lean Equipment Management, has been named keynote speaker for the 2009 Printing Industries of America Continuous Improvement Conference taking place April 5-8 in Lexington, KY.
THE INTEREST and activity regarding sustainability in print in the past year has grown leaps and bounds with major buying organizations. Our research at Print Buyers Online.com indicates that print buyers are beginning to consistently seek new solutions and up-to-date advice on best practices for creating, buying or manufacturing sustainable print projects.
THE BIGGEST difference between doing business as a publicly traded company, as opposed to one that is privately held, can be found in the boardroom, notes Joe Baksha, president and CEO of Outlook Group. In both cases, the meetings are strategic from a business standpoint. But the board meetings of publicly traded firms invariably turn their attention to the street. Wall Street, that is. And, in this regard, never has the phrase “perception is reality” rang more true. “When you’re publicly traded, you talk about the business of being a business,” adds Baksha, whose company was sold in 2006 for $46 million to Vista