Quebecor World Closing Plant
MONTREAL—Pricing pressures from low-cost, independent competitors has forced Quebecor World to close down its Laval, Quebec, facility in a reorganization plan. About 50 employees will be transferred to other plants in the Quebecor World chain and 150 positions will be eliminated. Prepress and sales efforts there will also be consolidated into the 10 company facilities in the province.
PRINT 05 Online Registration Open
RESTON, VA—The Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC) announced that online registration is now available for PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05, which will be held September 9-15 at the McCormick Place complex in Chicago. The show is recognized as the largest printing equipment and related technologies expo held in the world this year. For more information and registration, visit www.PRINT05.com.
Danzig Addresses Conference
NAPLES, FL—Hearst Newspapers CEO Bob Danzig, whose company printed 390 million magazines in 2004, related his thoughts on developing leadership and steering a business to greater heights during the 2005 PIA/GATF Presidents Conference and BIA Conference, held here recently. Addressing a crowd of 274 industry executives, Danzig pointed out that printers face the same challenges as any other business, namely using innovation, creativity and insight to better serve customers and drive future success.