Taylor Corp. has reached agreement to acquire Venture Encoding of Fort Worth, TX. Venture will be merged with Taylor’s Corporate Graphics Direct Marketing Solutions business, with the new company carrying the name Venture Solutions Inc. “Venture aligns very well with our corporate growth strategy centered on customer communications in compliance-driven markets such as financial services,” said Glen Taylor, Taylor Corporation CEO. “
Digital technologies captured many of the headlines during drupa 2012, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t a host of newsworthy lithographic press introductions, technology demonstrations and productivity enhancements shown within the stands of traditional press manufacturers.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ June 2012 edition, featuring J.S. McCarthy Printers and Precision Graphics of Oregon.
NORTH MANKATO, MN—Precision Press, part of Taylor Corp. and a packaging and label producer for the food, beverage and consumer markets, will be the first in the world to install the new Goss Sunday Vpak web offset printing system.
Precision, an innovative U.S. packaging and label producer for the food, beverage and consumer markets, will be the first in the world to install the new Sunday Vpak 500 web offset printing system. “We have made a deliberate decision to do something different,” said Lee Timmerman, president of Precision Press.
Commercial printer equipment installations and other news from Printing Impressions’ March 2012 edition, featuring Mercersburg Printing and Franklin Imaging.
The Print and Graphics Scholarship Foundation (PGSF) has announced that Larry Kroll has been hired as its vice president of development. Kroll has a long history of activity in the industry and education, as well as involvement with PGSF.
Taylor Corp. on Thursday notified one-third of its Navitor East and Drawing Board Inc. employees in Waynesboro (PA) they face layoffs in the third quarter of the calendar year. “We’ve given two months’ notice to all employees,” said Tom Ninneman, general manager and vice president of Navitor.
Those affected are 49 of 152 employees at the former Regency Thermographers plant off Clayton Avenue, Ninneman said.
Changes are coming to the plant, with a shift to digital printing and the possibility of a different type of work altogether.
About 10 to 15 jobs could be preserved if the non-printing work is done in Waynesboro,
Commercial printing industry national news from Printing Impressions May 2011, featuring items on The Herald and Foster Printing.
A Mankato (MN) woman is suing Taylor Corp. claiming the company violated the Minnesota Human Rights Act by firing her after a swift change in leadership last year. The printing, marketing and multimedia corporation, owned by Mankato resident and Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor, filed a motion to have the case dismissed before Dana Schneider’s allegations became public last month.
Schneider is claiming she was fired from her job as a Taylor Corp. recruiter because of her alliance with Donna DiMenna, a former Taylor executive who accused the company of discriminating against women.