Four Xerox Systems for Ditto
PITTSBURGH—Ditto Document Solutions has installed four high-speed digital printing systems from Xerox Corp. The machines include an iGen3 110 digital production press, two Nuvera 120 digital production systems and a Nuvera 120 digital copier/printer. The iGen3 110 is reportedly the first of its kind installed in Pittsburgh.
Ennis Acquires TBF Operation
MIDLOTHIAN, TX—Ennis Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire the outstanding stock of Tennessee Business Forms/Avant-garde (TBF), based in Tullahoma, TN. The deal also includes associated land and buildings from a partnership that leases the facility to TBF. The deal brings Ennis added short-run print products and solutions, along with integrated labels and form/label combinations sold through the indirect sales marketplace.
X-Rite Plunks Down $280M
GRANDVILLE, MI—X-Rite will pay $280 million for the outstanding registered shares of Amazys Holding, plus 2.11 shares of X-Rite Inc. stock per share. Amazys develops, markets and supports hardware, software and services to measure and communicate color under the GretagMacbeth brand. The combined company anticipates $25 million in annual operating expense savings by the third year following the deal.
Donnelley Finishes Peak Deal
CHICAGO—RR Donnelley has completed the sale of Peak Technologies to Platinum Equity. Peak Technologies, an integrator of automatic identification and data collection equipment and systems, had been reported as a discontinued operation since the fourth quarter of 2004.
New Digs for Gabriel Group
ST. LOUIS—Direct mail manufacturing specialist Gabriel Group has invested $5 million in a new facility that measures nearly 50,000 square feet. The building, which will be occupied by May, doubles capacity for Gabriel and allows it to bring its two facilities under one roof.
Cadmus Opens Asian Center
CHARLOTTE, NC—Cadmus Global Pack-aging Solutions has opened a new Asian Operations Center in Hong Kong. The operation will provide support for Cadmus' expanding Asian manufacturing network and a higher level of service for customers in the region.