Merrill Corp.

Merrill Corp. Opts for InfoPrint's ADF Solution
March 26, 2010

ST. PAUL, MN—Merrill Corp., a global provider of technology-enabled solutions for the financial, health care, real estate, legal and other corporate markets, has chosen InfoPrint Solution's Automated Document Factory (ADF) solution, powered by InfoPrint ProcessDirector (IPPD) as its strategic workflow technology platform. InfoPrint Solutions is a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh.

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May 1, 2008

Bowne Obtains RSG Digital NEW YORK—Bowne & Co. has acquired the digital printing business of Rapid Solutions Group, a subsidiary of Janus Capital Group, for $14.5 million. RSG Digital has annual sales of about $45 million. RSG’s digital printing unit operates facilities in Chicago and Melville, NY. Genesis Printing Faces Attacks MOONVILLE, SC—Within a span of two weeks, Genesis Printing was the victim of two separate incidents, one involving racist vandalism and, the most recent, a fire that caused $5 million in damage. Police are investigating a possible connection between the two attacks on the printer. No injuries were reported due to the fire,

Merrill Corp. Relocates MA Operations
March 21, 2008

ST. PAUL, MN—Merrill Corp. has completed the relocation of its Woburn, MA, printing and fulfillment operations to Tewksbury, MA. All 106 employees were transferred to the new facility, which has expanded Merrill’s production and warehouse space. The move is expected to improve the company’s workflow and capabilities. A conveyor system has been added here, and…

Printing Rebirths — Finding True Love Again
January 1, 2008

INDUSTRY consolidators exist for a number of reasons, the main being an opportunity to make money by acquiring complementary (geographically or synergistically speaking) printing companies from owners who are looking for an exit to either retirement or another business opportunity. OK, so that less-than-shocking news doesn’t exactly leave you gagging on your afternoon coffee. But what does raise the eyebrows a bit is the notion that some printers would actually sell their printing business and (gulp) start another. No, not to run a custard stand, but actually embark on a second printing career. At first blush, this sounds like a questionable move, like divorcing

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November 1, 2007

Merrill Corp. Staying Private NEW YORK—It looks like financial printing specialist Merrill Corp. isn’t going public again after all. At least not in the foreseeable future. Merrill withdrew its Initial Public Offering (IPO) registration statement, reported the Associated Press. Citing Merrill’s Securities and Exchange Commission filing, it said the printer’s change of heart was due to “adverse market conditions.” Tapella Named Public Printer WASHINGTON, DC—Robert Tapella has been confirmed as the nation’s 25th Public Printer by President Bush. Tapella will oversee more than 2,200 employees at the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Tapella has been instrumental in the GPO’s transformation into a profitable digital printing operation

Merrill Corp. Decides Against Going Public
October 1, 2007

NEW YORK—It looks like financial printing specialist Merrill Corp. isn’t going public again after all. At least not in the foreseeable future.Merrill withdrew its Initial Public Offering registration statement, reported the Associated Press. Citing Merrill’s Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing, it said the printer’s change of heart was due to “adverse market conditions.”

WSJ: Financial Printers Pad Bills
October 1, 2006

NEW YORK—Financial printers periodically pad their bills, which can be vague and difficult to decipher, according to a feature in the September 11 edition of The Wall Street Journal. The business publication cited examples in which Merrill Corp., Bowne & Co. and RR Donnelley sometimes overshoot their estimates by hundreds of thousands of dollars and periodically resist third-party auditing efforts prior to reducing their charges. The story noted that the difference between printer estimates and the final bill result from unanticipated overages or services not anticipated in the estimates. Generally, the WSJ reported, the disputed amounts are only tens of thousands of dollars, but it

WSJ Report: Financial Printers Pad Bills
September 15, 2006

NEW YORK—Financial printers periodically pad their bills, which can be vague and difficult to decipher, according to a feature in the September 11 edition of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). The business publication cited examples in which Merrill Corp., Bowne & Co. and RR Donnelley sometimes overshoot their estimates by hundreds of thousands of dollars and resist third-party auditing efforts prior to reducing their charges. The story noted that the difference between printer estimates and the final bill result from unanticipated overages or services not anticipated in the estimates. Generally, the WSJ reported, the disputed amounts are only tens of thousands of dollars, but it

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March 1, 2006

Workers Say No to Union MONTREAL—An independent arbitrator has ruled there is no need to hold a re-run election for union representation at Quebecor World’s Covington, TN, facility, as requested by the Teamsters. The decision upholds a secret ballot election in which those employees opted against union representation. As part of the decision, it was ruled that Quebecor World’s conduct did not adhere to the neutrality provisions of the May 2005 Neutrality Agreement signed by the printer and Teamsters. CGX Finishes Nies/Artcraft Deal HOUSTON—Consolidated Graphics has completed the acquisition of St. Louis-based Nies/Artcraft Companies, which includes Nies/Artcraft Printing, Valcour Printing and Impression Label. Terms of the deal