Sheridan Books Founder Dies
CHELSEA, MI—William George Nuffer, a founder of Sheridan Books, passed away on May 27, the company reported. Mr. Nuffer founded LithoCrafters in Ann Arbor, MI, and went on to establish a second book manufacturing company, BookCrafters, in Fredericksburg, VA. LithoCrafters and BookCrafters were later merged to form BookCrafters. Mr. Nuffer served as the president of the company until his retirement in 1996. In 1999 BookCrafters merged with Braun-Brumfield to form Sheridan Books.
Evolution Impressions Closes
ROCHESTER, NY—Evolution Impressions and sister company Evolution Events Online have closed, President and CEO Thomas Gruber confirmed to the Rochester Business Journal. Evolution Impressions and its sister company provided signage, posters, brochures, annual reports, event management services, data management, smart phone apps and online fulfillment, according to the Journal.
Heidelberg Acquires Gallus
HEIDELBERG, GERMANY—Heidelberg has struck a deal to acquire 100 percent of the shares of Gallus Holding AG, based in Switzerland. Gallus is a supplier in the packaging industry for labels and folding boxes. In 2013, the group generated sales of US$208 million with approximately 500 employees.
ADT Pact for InnerWorkings
CHICAGO—InnerWorkings Inc., a global marketing supply chain company, announced that it signed a new marketing management agreement with Defender, the U.S. dealer for home security brand ADT. InnerWorkings will collaborate with Defender to develop and deploy segmented direct marketing materials across the Defender national footprint.
Pacemaker Relocates to PA
WASHINGTON TWP., PA—Pacemaker Press PP&S, formerly of Frederick, MD, is relocating here and plans to construct a $2.5 million facility in the Wharf Road Industrial Park, according to Public Opinion Online. Matt Whitney, president of Pacemaker, told Public Opinion that his 39-employee company could no longer afford to do business in Frederick because of the high cost of renting. Building a its own plant, as opposed to renting, will allow the printer to build equity and grow in the future, Whitney said.
Ennis Buys Sovereign Entities
MIDLOTHIAN, TX—Ennis Inc. announced that two of its subsidiary companies have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Sovereign Business Forms and five related entities. The acquired entities include: TRI-C Business Forms, Houston; Falcon Business Forms, Corsicana, TX; Forms Manufacturers, Girard, KS; Mutual Graphics, Knoxville, TN; and Curtis Business Forms, Holyoke, MA.
Zoo Printing’s Mobile App
COMMERCE, CA—Zoo Printing has launched a new mobile app. Named ZooApp, it expedites the process between print resellers and their clients by doing almost everything from the app that used to require being in an office at a computer. Zoo clients can, among other things, check turnaround times, see estimate quotes, and view and approve proofs on the go. ZooApp 1.1, with more robust features, is currently in development.
Did Cardboard Trigger Fire?
FORT SMITH, AR—A fire that may have been triggered by cardboard in a press was reported at Graphic Packaging on June 9, according to the Southwest Times Record. The building was evacuated. But no injuries were reported.