New Addition for Tepel Brothers
TROY, MI—Tepel Brothers Printing has completed a $5 million expansion project that includes a 17,000-square-foot addition to its facility here. Also included in the expansion initiative is a new six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press with coater. Tepel Brothers, which grew its sales from $10.5 million in 2004 to $18 million in 2005, added 42 sales and production personnel last year. Founded in 1989, Tepel Brothers also projects to reach approximately $23 million in sales for 2006.
Yearbook Printer Expands
LOVES PARK, IL—Yearbook producer Lifetouch Publishing has acquired an eight-color, 40˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 press. In the last two years, the company has added four Esko-Graphics computer-to-plate (CTP) devices, five new Heidelberg offset presses (two two-color SM 102s, a four-color 102, a five-color SM 74 and a five-color CD 102) and new bindery equipment from Muller Martini and Horhauf. The new machines come on the heels of a $12 million expansion initiative in 2003.
Transcontinental Gets New Web
MONTREAL—Transcontinental Inc. has completed the installation of its new Goss Sunday 4000 press at the company's RBW Graphics magazine and catalog printing facility in Owen Sound, ON. The Sunday 4000 and associated bindery equipment replace two older presslines. The company also appointed Robert Young as president of Transcontinental Direct in the United States. Young, the former president for Cenveo's Commercial Envelope division, will spearhead the company's U.S. direct marketing efforts.
Cascades Reduces Capacity
KINGSEY FALLS, QUEBEC—As part of the strategic recovery plan for its Fine Papers Group plant in Saint-Jerome, Quebec, Cascades will restructure operations there, including the closing of the smallest of the four paper machines. The machine produced 8,000 short tons per year, roughly 5 percent of the plant's annual capacity. The measures will result in the loss of about 100 jobs.