YEAR IN REVIEW — 2006: BANTA ON THE LOOSE
Postal reform seemed less and less likely as the year drew to a close. An 11th hour objection by the National Association of Letter Carriers stalled efforts by the House and Senate to pass joint legislation prior to the election recess, leaving the so-called “lame duck” session between early November and the holiday season as the final resort. In the event reform is not passed, many Congressional members are skeptical as to whether the 110th Congress will pick up the cause.
Not only did CGX decide to stay the course, the company went back to its old transactional tricks, acquiring The Hennegan Co. of Florence, KY, just across the river from Cincinnati. IWCO Direct of Chanhassen, MN, meanwhile, proved to be the knight in shining armor for 450 employees of Cox Target Media’s Elm City, NC, plant when it announced the purchase of the former Valpak coupon manufacturing facility.
What a wild ride 2006 proved to be…top that, 2007! PI
The following is a list of some members of the printing industry who passed away during 2006: