Commercial printing industry news briefs, including items on Worldcolor, Nutis Press and Mimeo.com.
CANONSBURG, PA—The owners of Bridgeville, PA-based Duquesne Litho—Jim Condio, Steve Condio and Greg Condio—have joined Heeter Direct. Terms of the agreement were not revealed. Duquesne Litho ceased manufacturing operations on April 9. NAPL provided consultive advice to Heeter on its mergers and acquisitions growth strategy. Heeter provides sheetfed and digital printing, mailing, kitting and fulfillment services, among others.
SEWICKLEY, PA—The Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL) will join forces with NPES, the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, to develop a spring management conference starting in 2011.
BALTIMORE—Mount Royal Printing, based here, has acquired the sales assets of Jarboe Commercial Printing, Washington, DC. NAPL Print Consulting Services advised Mount Royal Printing in the deal.
Each year the National Assn. for Printing Leadership (NAPL) (Paramus, NJ) presents graphic communications companies with its Management Plus awards. This year, 16 companies were recognized with Gold, Silver and Merit awards, along with Hall of Fame winner Wordsprint (see “The right type,” August 2009).
According to NAPL’s president and CEO, Joe Truncale, the association is moving in new and exciting directions with its consultative approach, not the least of which has been its M&A Advisory Service. Truncale also didn’t rule out the possibility of collaborating with PIA on future projects.
SEWICKLEY, PA—It doesn't appear that a merger between Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the National Association of Printing Leadership (NAPL) is in the immediate future. PIA President and CEO Michael Makin sent out a short letter to PIA members, informing them that NAPL has rejected an offer of consolidation discussions with PIA.
While open to potential “collaborative projects” with Printing Industries of America and other trade associations, NAPL has indicated it would like to maintain its independence and autonomy.
David M. Flach, Jr. has purchased all outstanding shares of Bassett Printing Co. of Bassett, VA, according to NAPL. Flach had already owned 5% of the full-service commercial printing business previously held by the estate of his father, the late David M. Flach Sr.
SAN DIEGO—Bordeaux Printers of Santee, CA, has been acquired by L+L Printers, based here. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The addition of Bordeaux is expected to expand L+L's presence in the greater San Diego area. L+L is also acquiring new press equipment and expanding its facility.