The Week That Was
On this episode of The Week that Was, Printing Impressions' 37th annual list of the largest printing companies in the U.S. and Canada is out now; current trends and expectations in the book printing segment is examined; the latest issue of the Target Report is out now; and Bill McPherson of AlphaGraphics talks about business during the pandemic.
We present our 37th annual list of the 350 largest printing companies based in the U.S. and Canada, as ranked by annual sales volume.
Depending on the markets, the run lengths required, and the approach to book manufacturing, the segment holds opportunities for PSPs.
AlphaGraphics franchises have altered their product, service, and e-commerce offerings in response to the pandemic and customer needs.
On this episode of The Week that Was, Quad will permanently cease operations at three of its production facilities; printing industry leader Stanley J. Kukla Jr. has passed away; Watkins Printing and CJK Group installed eight-color sheetfed presses; and Lisbeth Lyons provides updates on the recently signed COVID-19 stimulus/relief bill.
Work now performed at the Oklahoma City, Nashville, Tenn., and Fernley, Nev., plants will be consolidated into other Quad locations.
Stanley J. Kukla Jr., 83, was passionate about the web offset printing business, which helped him excel as CEO at former Kukla Press.
The Watkins Printing Company installed the fully automated device at its curing at its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.
The two eight-color devices will help to support growing content production facilities.