LPI Acquires Welsh Bindery
NEW BERLIN, WI—LPI (Letterhead Press Inc.) has acquired select assets of Welsh Bindery and hired several key former employees, including former Welsh owners John and Jack Welsh.
Welsh ceased operations in late 2007 after more than 32 years in the graphic arts industry, specializing in capabilities such as high-speed folding, stitching, perfect binding, ink-jet personalization/demographic sortation and in-line mailing, as well as inserting specialty advertising pieces like CDs, perfume samples and catalog blow-in cards. Most of Welsh’s key manufacturing equipment and support/technical personnel were retained by LPI.
LPI specializes in foil stamping, embossing, holograms, diecutting, book binding, custom assembly, structural design and POP displays.
Reindl Bindery Turns 30 Years Old
GLENDALE, WI—Reindl Bindery is celebrating 30 years in business. From its meager beginnings on the second floor of an industrial building, to purchasing the assets of Boehm Bindery in 1980, to purchasing a 200,000-square-foot facility in 1998, the trade bindery has many memorable milestones.
“Things have really changed over the years. Many new faces, better equipment, different kinds of binding,” admits David Reindl, newly named president. “But one thing that hasn’t changed is our motto: ‘First in Quality, Bound to Last.’ Those six words are the cornerstone of our business.”
Commercial trade bindery J&M Finishing has purchased a new Wohlenberg City-e 6000 perfect binder and a Wohlenberg Sprinter 16-station gathering line, both from distributor Colter & Peterson, for its Middlesex, NJ, facility.
After Monroe, LA-based Century Marketing Solutions recently installed a new Muller Martini Presto saddlestitcher, Rick Herlevic, director of plant operations, reports that the company is now running at speeds three times as fast as in the past and is able to compete in new markets.
MBO America announced that it is now the exclusive distributor of Herzog + Heymann (H+H) pharmaceutical and miniature folding equipment, particularly H+H’s KL 112 specialty folder for small folded and glued information material, pharmaceutical instructions, perforated lottery products and extremely thin papers.