Publishers Press, a 150-plus-year-old printer, is closing down its plant in Shepherdsville, Ky., within the next year, transitioning all work and employees to its Lebanon Junction facility by Jan. 1, 2017, WDRB-TV reported. This move will, among other things, enable the company to invest in new equipment.
On the eve of Graph Expo, industry leaders will be inducted into Idealliance’s Soderstrom Society during the Soderstrom Awards Dinner.
Battlefield Graphics has been chosen as Sappi North America’s North American Printer of the Year for book on famed musical group.
This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news from Publishers Press; U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO); Kelmscott Communications, Rider Dickerson, and The Buhl Press (and the formation of Fuse); Landa Corporation; and Messe Düsseldorf.
Nicholas (Nick) Simon, the president of Publishers Press and a 2003 inductee into the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame, passed away June 10 at the age of 57. He helped build his family business to a $180 million concern, with 1,400 employees and two plants. Nicholas Simon was involved in numerous charitable and civic endeavors, including the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation. He was also inducted into the Kentuckiana Business Hall of Fame.
Some two weeks after the board of directors of Idealliance and the board of trustees of Epicomm announced their approval of the plan of a merger, the members of Idealliance and Epicomm have voted overwhelmingly to approve the joining of their two industry associations, setting the stage for completion of the merger by July 1. “We are very gratified that our respective memberships agree wholeheartedly with our boards and numerous industry observers that this merger will be highly beneficial to both associations’ members and to the industry at large,” said David J. Steinhardt, Idealliance president and CEO, who will serve in the same capacity in the new organization.
In a joint announcement, the board of directors of Idealliance and the board of trustees of Epicomm have voted to recommend the merger of the two industry associations to their respective memberships. In separate meetings last week, the boards approved the merger and both associations will now present the merger proposal to a vote of their memberships according to the regulations of their respective bylaws. Voting is expected to be completed by the end of February.
A new slate of officers and five new directors have been announced by Idealliance. The newly elected chairman is Marriott Winchester.
Recently, an increase in printed magazines and catalogs matched with online media has been used to drive awareness of a brand.