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April 2013 Issue

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M&A Activity: The Invisible 'Tuck-in' Deals
It would be presumptuous to say that M&A activity, across the board, has taken a hit. There has been a fair amount of activity near the $5 million to $15 million range, situations where unions have taken place due to...
Southeastern: A World of Change, Growth
Life is good for Southeastern in Stuart, FL; so good, in fact, that in mid-January, Don Mader, Southeastern's president and CEO, broke out the cake and champagne a year early to celebrate. The actual occasion was the rebranding of the...
Social Media Strategies: Don't Remain 'Anti-Social'
There are dozens of platforms available to help businesses create actual storefronts, complete with checkout options directly on Facebook (including 3dCart, Avenue Social, Moontoast, Payvment and Shopify, to name just a few.) When it comes to print commerce, or Web-to-print...
Erik Cagle Bits and Pieces: Printer Hosts Stanley Cup
The employees of Chromatic Inc. of Glendale, CA, were pleased to spend an hour with the Stanley Cup. The printer has a working relationship with the Los Angeles Kings, producing game programs, media guides. Chromatic's account executive, Nick Salata, actually...
Upfront
Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions’ April 2013 edition, Brown Printing, Fetter Printing, EP Graphics, 4over Inc., RR Donnelley, Xerox, Smith's Printing and North Jersey Media Group....
Earth-Moving Plans for Creps
Retail insert printing specialist Creps United in Indiana, PA, suffered a devastating fire last October. Executives from the company and local officials broke ground in early March for a 100,000-square-foot facility that will house three new Goss Sunday web presses....
RR Donnelley Will Close Two Plants in Ohio; 200+ Jobless
RR Donnelley is closing Ohio plants in Greenfield and Sycamore Township, which will impact the jobs of nearly 225 employees in all. The Highland County Press reported that the Windy City-based printer filed a WARN notice for the Greenfield plant,...
GLS Cos. Adds Marcom Firm Next Communications to Fold
GLS Cos. has acquired marketing communications firm Next Communications as part of a strategic offering to advance integrated, multi-channel marketing capabilities to select customers. Next Communications will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of GLS Cos. and will continue to operate in...
Trade Printer Zoo Printing Expands East With NJ Facility
Zoo Printing has un-veiled a new location in West Deptford, NJ. This new production facility shortens shipping times to the East Coast without requiring rush shipping or additional production costs. Combined with its locations in Southern California and Kentucky, Zoo...
Across the Nation
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ April 2013 edition, featuring Suttle-Straus Inc. and Ross Printing. ...
Southeastern Shines In Uncertain Times –Michelson
At just 42 years old, Southeastern CEO Don Mader possesses a vision, charisma and M&A deal-making intuition far beyond his age. With 230 employees working out of five locations, Southeastern is on track to achieve $60 million in sales this...
Meeks Group: Casting a 'Wide' Swath
Meeks Litho, based in Tulsa, OK, recently embarked on its 51st year in business. The company has flourished tremendously over the years growing to become one of the three biggest printing concerns in Tulsa. Meeks boasts 45 employees and a...
Farquharson/Tedesco on Business Development: Don't Give Up on 'Lost Causes'
The "lost causes" file. You know you have one. It's filled with the customers you just know will never do business with you again. You're so sure, you haven't even bothered contacting them in over a year. Each one represents...
Printer News
Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ April 2013 edition, featuring Alcom Printing Group, H.O.T. Printing & Graphics, Trend Offset Printing, Vistaprint, Diversified Printers, Proforma and McClung Companies....
Supplier News
Commercial printing industry supplier company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ April 2013 edition, featuring Diversified Graphic Machinery (DGM), KBA North America, Mohawk, Prime UV Systems, Vecoplan LLC, ILFORD and CMA Graphix Group, Sakurai and Scodix Ltd....