Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items Vertis, RR Donnelley, Böwe Bell + Howell, SourceLink, American Litho, Berlin Industries, MSP Digital Marketing, Domtar Corp., Tigner Printing and Mercury Print Productions.
The companies have entered into a definitive agreement that will result in American Litho purchasing certain assets of Berlin Industries. The combined organization will continue to operate two existing printing plants located in Carol Stream, IL.
Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Berlin Industries, Consolidated Graphics,
Japs-Olson and more.
CAROL STREAM, IL—A worker was killed at the Berlin Industries printing plant when his head and shoulders were trapped in a paper baler, according to the Daily Herald. The man was reportedly underneath a compacted load of paper weighing more 100 pounds.
Emergency crews were called about 5 a.m. Saturday to Berlin Industries, 175 Mercedes Drive, to assist a worker who had been crushed by a "significant load of paper," Carol Stream Fire Department spokesman Donald Lay said.
Lay said the man's head and shoulders were trapped in a machine, reported to be a large suction bailer, and his upper body was partially trapped under a compact load of paper weighing more 100 pounds.
IT’S A MAN’S world. Or is it? For some women, infiltrating the “Good Ol’ Boys Club” long associated with printing has been extremely challenging. For others, gender hasn’t been that much of a factor when breaking into (and rising up in) this traditionally male-dominated business. However, like most businesswomen (no matter what the field), being female in a corporate world of suits and ties often requires women to be intuitive, intelligent and wise. Not so long ago, many women in printing were either part of a family owned business or were wives of print shop owners. Today, there are many independent women who start
PITTSBURGH—May 10, 2007—The Offset and Beyond 2007 Management and Technical Conference for the Web and Sheetfed Offset Communities was very excited to have the Right Honorable Brian Mulroney open the conference on Monday, April 30, 2007 in Toronto, Canada. Inlaid with humor, Mulroney spoke on a wide range of topics including free trade, health care, the role of government, leadership, the current global political condition, and his time as the prime minister of Canada. The 675 attendees also saluted Remi Marcoux, executive chairman of the board with Transcontinental Inc. as the recipient of the Harry V. Quadracci VISION Award. The founder of Transcontinental, Mr. Marcoux
Cary Printing has promoted Debbie Roberson to fill the position of mailing manager. She has been with the Cary, NC-based company for less than a year, but has more than 20 years of mailing experience. Patrick O'Brien has joined Direct Group in Trenton, NJ, as vice president of sales and business development. Padgett Printing in Dallas reports that Matt Pluta has joined the company's sales team. Pluta joined Padgett from Buchanan Visual Communications where he was a sales representative. Baltimore-based Vertis announced that Jim Litwin has joined the company as vice president of marketing research. In his new role, Litwin now leads Vertis' Customer Focus studies and
Cenveo Plans Cost Savings ENGLEWOOD, CO—Cenveo announced a comprehensive plan to reduce operating expenses and streamline management functions, a plan that includes the elimination of about 125 jobs—mostly managerial positions. Through these moves, the company expects to save $9 million in 2005 and generate annual savings of $20 million. After having his May 6 formal proposal to take over Cenveo rejected, veteran print executive Robert Burton of Burton Capital Management informed the troubled printer that he will seek a special meeting of shareholders with the intention of removing the existing board members and replacing them with a slate that will "affirmatively act in the best