Commercial printer company and personnel news from Printing Impressions’ October 2013 edition, featuring Classic Graphics, Bartash, Design Distributors, Canfield & Tack
St. Ives Inc. U.S.
In the grand scheme of things, the Broncos’ decision to 86 their traditional 500-page playbooks for the 2012 season in favor of iPads is more symbolic than impacting. The assumption is that the Broncos probably printed their playbooks in-house, or took it to a local copy shop.
HOLLYWOOD, FL—The free-fall from the top continues for one of the nation's once-prolific commercial printing companies. Angstrom Graphics, led by CEO Wayne Angstrom, plans to shut down its facility here and lay off 161 employees, a move that is expected to take place by Aug. 6, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported.
Angstrom Graphics, a commercial printing company, on Friday notified the state of Florida that it plans to lay off 161 employees. The company’s Hollywood (FL) printing plant is being shut down, with operations ending Aug. 5, said Wayne Angstrom, chief executive, in an e-mail. Only Angstrom’s creative services businesses will remain in Florida with 19 employees, he said.
“The economic conditions during the last three years in this country and Florida have resulted in the Hollywood plant no longer being financially viable,” Angstrom said.
Prior to a 2009 management buyout, the plant operated under the name St. Ives
Printing Impressions' Upfront commercial printing industry news for August 2008.
IT’S HARD not to automatically view everything through the frame of the current economic climate. In most cases, however, the business challenges companies are struggling with were preexisting conditions that have now been greatly amplified. The trend toward print buyers, at every level, cutting back their order quantities is a case in point.
Wayne Angstrom, chairman and CEO of St Ives U.S., spearheaded the management-led buyout of the division from St Ives plc of London. The deal is valued at $39 million, including $34 million in cash. The consideration included a $5 million secured promissory note.
HOLLYWOOD, FL—St Ives is preparing to install a second Komori System 38 web offset printing press at its facility here. The new Komori press is scheduled to arrive in mid-December 2008, to be placed into full production in early March 2009. St. Ives produces magazines, catalogs and annual reports. It provides sheetfed and web commercial printing, digital printing, perfect binding, direct mail and fulfillment services.
PERHAPS YOU had it circled on your calendar and forgot to send him a card. No matter. Noah Webster, he of abridged and unabridged dictionary fame, turned 250 and was feted in mid-October by Yale University, his alma mater.