Ray Prince Joins NAPL
PARAMUS, NJ—Ray Prince, a leading technical and operations expert, has joined the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) as vice president and senior consultant, operations management. Prince will report to John Hyde, managing director of NAPL Professional Services Group. During his tenure with PIA/GATF, Prince conducted nearly 1,000 Technical Plant Assessments (TPAs), analyzing print production facilities.
New Plant for 48hourprint.com
PHOENIX—Online printing specialist 48hourprint.com has opened a West Coast printing facility here. The new plant allows the Cleveland-based trade printer to offer fast turnaround times (48 hours, guaranteed). The online printing company is also completely redesigning its Website and ordering process to improve ease of use.
Quebecor World Inks Major Deal
MONTREAL—Quebecor World and Yellow Pages Group have signed a contract extension through 2020 that is worth in excess of C$1 billion. The deal also increases the volumes manufactured by Quebecor World. The contract covers more than 300 directory titles and includes value-added services including fulfillment and logistics.
Baldwin Makes Deal for Oxy-Dry
SHELTON, CT—Baldwin Technology, a provider of accessories and controls technology for the printing industry, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oxy-Dry Corp., which also makes press accessories. Terms of the deal, expected to close within 30 days subject to customary closing conditions, were not revealed. With annual sales of $38 million, Oxy-Dry has manufacturing operations in Itasca, IL, and Egelsbach, Germany.
WorkflowOne Launches Unit
DAYTON, OH—Document and business process outsourcing services provider WorkflowOne has launched its Digital Solutions business unit. The unit will provide customers with a dedicated network of equipment, services and personnel required to meet the company’s growing demand for digital and variable data printing, mailing and electronic communications solutions.
Verizon Spins Off Print Holdings
NEW YORK—Verizon Communications’ board of directors has approved the spinoff of its U.S. printing and Internet yellow pages directories company to its shareholders. The new company, separate from Verizon, will be called Idearc. The company boasts multi- platform print and online publishing and advertising services, including Yellow Pages, White Pages, business directories and magazines, an online directory and search services.