RRD Combines MN Plants; Purchases Grafikom Assets
CHICAGO—RR Donnelley is consolidating the assets of its Minnesota plants in Eden Prairie and Chanhassen under one roof in order to reduce cycle times and minimize handoffs between facilities. The workflow will be re-engineered in a newly configured footprint at Chanhassen, allowing the printer to better meet customers' transactional marketing communications needs in major metropolitan areas. The Chanhassen facility is expected to be fully integrated and operational early next year.
In other Donnelley news, the company has purchased the former Grafikom MIL operation in Toronto and other equipment from various Grafikom facilities in Canada. Donnelley has entered into a definitive agreement with RSM Richter, the court-appointed receiver, to acquire the property once held by the former Quebecor World spinoff. The deal is expected to close within two weeks.
RR Donnelley plans to re-launch the MIL printing facility, which produces marketing and financial printing.