The Sheridan Group

April 1, 2006

KBA North America has announced the appointment of two new district sales managers to concentrate their efforts on fast-growing sales territories on the East and West coasts. Richard “Dick” Bacon is overseeing the Southern California territory while John Graff is calling on accounts in the Washington, DC/DelMarVa locale. Secap has entered into an OEM agreement with Kodak to resell Kodak Versamark 4300 UV print engine technology and associated peripherals. Secap will match up the Kodak Versamark print engine and UV cure station with its own range of transport and material handling peripherals. Wausau Paper reports two new additions to its printing and writing group. Jeffrey Fox

March 1, 2006

History will show 2005 to be the year that the United States government, particularly its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), fell asleep at the helm during Hurricane Katrina. More than six months after the storm that devastated the Gulf Coast, washing away hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses and taking 1,300 lives, former FEMA Director Michael Brown and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff were among the poster children for the government’s utter failure to react to the tragedy. Blame has been abundant and, ultimately, the saga left a deep scar on the Bush Administration. This tragic and sorry episode in American history has

February 1, 2006

Sheridan Shutters Capital City BERLIN, VT—Capital City Press' operations here are being discontinued by its parent company, The Sheridan Group, resulting in the loss of approximately 150 jobs. The printing of scientific, technical and medical journals, along with book printing, will be consolidated into other locations within the company. Much of the work will be handled by The Sheridan Press in Hanover, PA. Capital City employs 200 workers, and 45 of them—which comprise the Publications Services division—will reportedly be offered employment by Dartmouth Journal Services, another company in The Sheridan Group chain. FedEx Kinko's Opens Center DALLAS—FedEx Kinko's has taken the wraps off of its World

Printing Impressions 400 -- 1- 50
December 1, 2004

(Editor's Note: Company rankings for the current and previous years are based on figures reported in 2004. Therefore, companies that revised their 2003 revenues may have changed their 2003 ranking as compared with the ranking that appeared in last year's Printing Impressions 400. Similarly, the percentage change in sales is calculated on the most recent information provided.) 1 ('03: 2) RR Donnelley, Chicago, IL Total Sales (Millions): $8,204.50 Previous Year's Sales (Millions): $4,754.94 Change (%): +73 Principal Officer: Mark A. Angelson Employees: 44,000 Primary Specialties: SPEC 26%; CAT/PUB 23%; BF 10%; COM 9%; BKS 8% Web Offset Press Units: N/A Sheetfed Press

2005 PUBLICATION PRINTING Outlook -- Readers Paying the Price
December 1, 2004

BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor It's only fitting that LIFE magazine should be a barometer for the vitality of the publication market. This de facto "canary in the coal mine" for the magazine publishing market recently had its third incarnation. What's significant about this latest go is that the magazine is now being distributed as a weekly newspaper insert, thereby avoiding subscription and mailing cost issues. Top 10 Publication Printers  CompanySegmentSales(millions)TotalSales(millions) 1*RR DonnelleyChicago$1,887$8,204 2Quebecor WorldMontreal$1,664$6,400 3Quad/GraphicsSussex, WI$740$2,000 4Brown PrintingWaseca, MN$320$400 5Cadmus CommunicationsRichmond, VA$302$445 6Banta Corp.Menasha, WI$184$1,418 6Perry Judd'sWaterloo, WI$184$297 8Publishers Printing/ Publishers Press,Shepherdsville, KY$160$160 9Vertis Inc.Baltimore$158$1,585 10The Sheridan GroupHunt Valley, MD$149$213 Sales figures are

Hurricane Ivan Tornado Damages United Litho
November 1, 2004

ASHBURN, VA—A tornado spurred on by the remnants of Hurricane Ivan managed to tear the roof off of portions of United Litho's plant here Sept. 17 and hurled two employee vehicles into the building. No one was injured when the twister came through around 6 p.m., but one of the displaced vehicles severed a natural gas supply line. Loudon County fire and rescue personnel evacuated the buildings and covered the presses to protect them from incoming rain. United Litho, a member of The Sheridan Group, was able to finish all work in progress and had both presses that were affected by the storm running

United Litho Plant Reports Progress in Tornado Recovery Effort
September 21, 2004

ASHBURN, VA--On Friday evening, September 17, 2004, at approximately 6:00 p.m., the local United Litho plant experienced a near-miss from a tornado as the remains of Hurricane Ivan moved through Northern Virginia. Although a full crew was in the plant and working, everyone was able to reach shelter inside the facility and no one was injured. The tornado is believed to have not actually made contact with the plant, but the building did sustain damage from suction and high winds. The roof was damaged or lost in several areas, including above the shipping dock and the pressroom. Several employee vehicles were damaged in the parking

Sheridan Opts for Dingley Press
May 1, 2004

HUNT VALLEY, MD—The Sheridan Group has reached an agreement to acquire the business of The Dingley Press, a $90 million specialty catalog printer based in Lisbon, ME. Financial terms of the deal, which was slated to close last month, were not announced. Completion is contingent upon The Sheridan Group obtaining financing and other conditions. "We are delighted to have The Dingley Press join The Sheridan Group. Dingley is a well-run company in a market with similar characteristics to our existing businesses," states John A. Saxton, president and CEO of The Sheridan Group. Under terms of the deal, Dingley's business will be acquired by a wholly owned

PUBLICATION PRINTING -- Getting the Numbers To "Ad" Up
December 1, 2003

BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor Looking back, 2003 has shaped up much the same as 2002 for magazine publishers and publication printers. Both are still holding out hope for a rebound in advertising spending but, at the same time, are wary of to what extent the competitive standing of magazines has permanently changed. Consider one measure of industry activity: the Publishers Information Bureau (PIB) index of consumer magazine ad pages. Through October, advertising revenue was up 8.7 percent, but ad pages were down 0.2 percent compared to the same period in 2002. The comprehensive numbers only tell part of the story, since the