Maidstone Nets EU Services
MOORESTOWN, NJ—Maidstone Capital, a private equity firm, announced that EU Services, of Rockville, MD, has joined its portfolio of marketing services companies. EU Services, a direct mail marketing firm, pairs strategically with Com-Pak Services, based here, within Maidstone’s portfolio. EU Services owner John Loudon will maintain an ownership position and remain active in the business’ operations.
Vijuk, 68, Founded Distributor
JACKSONVILLE, FL—Joe Vijuk, a co-founder of Vijuk Equipment and an inventor with more than 40 patents, died July 2 at Baptist Medical Center. He was 68. The former Canadian Football League player founded the Elmhurst, IL, folding and finishing equipment distribution firm with his father and brother, and ran it for 40 years before selling it in 2012.
Content Critical Opts for Océ
MOONACHIE, NJ—Content Critical Solutions has installed an Océ Color-Stream 3500 full-color, continuous-feed inkjet digital press from Canon Solutions America. Content Critical serves Fortune 500 companies from the financial, utility, government and retail market segments. Its services include online portals, customer retention programs, IT solutions, inventory management, mailing, warehousing and database management.
RRD Shutters Argentine Plant
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA—Unable to forge a deal with local unions and facing numerous economic challenges, like rising labor costs, materials price increases, devaluation and an inability to pay debts, RR Donnelley’s production plant here filed for bankruptcy and closed, leaving 400 workers without jobs. The plant produced a number of high-circulation magazines.
Mark Andy Sold to Group
ST. LOUIS—Mark Andy Inc., a provider of label and package printing equipment, support, supplies and consumables, announced that an investment group formed by P.J. Desai, Mark Andy’s former CEO, and the current management team has completed the purchase of the company from American Industrial Partners Capital Fund IV (AIP). AIP will continue as a minority investor in Mark Andy, along with Graycliff Partners.
RIT Organizes CMIC Summit
ROCHESTER, NY—The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is playing host to the Cross-Media Innovation Center Summit 2014 on Oct. 15 and 16. CMIC 2014 will address specific areas of interest covering traditional, digital and functional printing. Contact Lauren Cardella Purvis at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Cal Sutphin Researching Book
WASHINGTON, DC—Longtime Braden Sutphin Ink executive Cal Sutphin is researching a book on the DC region’s printing industry history and is looking to interview longtime industry workers. He can be reached at (410) 507-7355 or by e-mail at email@example.com. Proceeds benefit the Mia Sutphin Foundation, established in 2002 after his daughter’s passing while volunteering as an RN in Kenya.
Vomela Obtains Master Print
ST. PAUL, MN—Vomela Specialty, based here, announced it has completed the acquisition of Master Print, of Newington, VA. The acquired company will continue to operate under the name Master Print and will function as a division of Vomela Specialty. Master Print is a commercial printer that provides an array of services including design support, single through multi-color offset printing, digital printing, storefront and e-commerce solutions, and mailing and distribution services.