Webcrafters Orders Prosper
MADISON, WI—National book printer Webcrafters Inc. signed a letter of intent to purchase a Kodak Prosper press. Webcrafters will use the press, which incorporates Stream ink-jet technology, in its manufacturing of book products ranging from educational and college to trade books, catalogs and atlases. Its clients include publishers The McGraw-Hill Cos., Pearson plc and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
Action Acquires Denison
PLYMOUTH, MN—Action Mailing Services has acquired the assets of Bloomington, MN-based Denison Mailing Service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The companies have combined revenues of more than $8 million. Action Mailing Services specializes in mailing, fulfillment and digital printing services. Denison provides Action with high-speed, in-line packaging and digital book publishing and finishing.
Gannett Wisconsin Closing
FOND DU LAC, WI—Gannett Wisconsin Media is closing its printing and production plant here by September 20, according to The Business Journal of Milwaukee. The closure will result in the loss of 47 jobs. The plant currently prints the Fond du Lac Reporter. Production of that paper will be shifted to Gannett Wisconsin Media's Appleton, WI, facility, according to the newspaper.
Herald Printing Shuttered
SACRAMENTO, CA—Herald Printing, which prints newspaper inserts, grocery ads and coupon books, has closed after 59 years in business, according to the Sacramento Bee. A total of 43 employees are impacted by the move. Owner Ralph Danel Jr. told the paper that he couldn't secure a bank loan to keep the business afloat. According to the Bee, Herald Printing posted sales of $26 million and employed 150 people at its peak.
New Name for BBF Printing
LARGO, FL—In an effort to reflect its status as an integral part of its customers' total business solutions, BBF Printing Solutions has changed its name to BBF Integrated Solutions, effective immediately.