Vertis Communications

Vertis’ Saugerties Factory with 150 Workers to Close
December 16, 2011

The 150-employee Vertis Communications plant on Tomsons Rd. (Saugerties, NY) will close Jan. 7. The company blamed economic conditions in a notice Thursday to the state Department of Labor. All 150 employees of the plant, which produces advertising inserts, will be affected, according to the filing.

A spokeswoman for Vertis Communications, Amy Bowman, said in an e-mail, “Vertis will consolidate the Saugerties operation to other regional facilities. Vertis customers and employees remain top priority, and the company is taking every step possible to facilitate a smooth transition.”

“It’s one of the biggest employers in the town,” (Town Supervisor Gregory) Helsmoortel said.

Vertis Signs Exclusive Contract with Save Mart Supermarkets
December 5, 2011

Save Mart Supermarkets, a fast growing grocery retailer, has named Vertis Communications its exclusive provider of advertising inserts printing and logistics. Vertis will provide Save Mart same-day delivery of highly versioned, superior quality advertising inserts.

Vertis Bolsters Large-Format Business with ERP System
November 11, 2011

BALTIMORE—Vertis Communications augmented its large-format business with the implementation of an EFI Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system that offers seamless integration with its production equipment, including a new EFI VUTEk GS3200 wide-format inkjet printer.

Vertis Enhances Its Large-Format Printing Platform
November 9, 2011

With the addition of EFI Pace software and a VUTEk GS3200 large-format inkjet printer, Vertis advances its end-to-end capabilities in large-format media design and production. “EFI advanced technology represents a powerful extension to Vertis’ full-service large-format solutions, maximizing our speed, flexibility and accuracy from production to fulfillment and reporting,” said Terry Monday

Vertis Drops ‘Interim’ from Sokol’s President and CEO Title
July 25, 2011

Vertis Communications has appointed Gerald “Jerry” Sokol Jr. to the permanent position of president and CEO, effective July 25, 2011. “Since assuming the role as interim president and CEO, Jerry has demonstrated outstanding leadership, taking decisive actions to establish a solid operational foundation for the company while setting a clear growth strategy to capitalize on a rapidly changing industry,” said Doug Teitelbaum, chairman of the board.

Vertis and Stars and Stripes Join Forces to Honor Military Heroes
July 12, 2011

“Heroes” is a 32-page, full-color supplement written by Stars and Stripes’ editorial staff and features stories of the bravery and sacrifice of our nation’s Armed Forces. It’s delivered to U.S. military bases, Department of Defense Dependents Schools and distributed as a special supplement to The Washington Post.

Vertis Adds Another HP Scitex Large-Format Printer
June 27, 2011

The HP Scitex FB700 inkjet printer will enable Vertis to print vivid images, brilliant colors and white ink on an expanded line of large-format substrates, including glass and corrugated plastic. Earlier this year, Vertis installed two HP Scitex large-format printers.

Vertis Receives Prestigious U.S. Postal Service Award
May 9, 2011

Vertis Communications has received the Eastern Area Vice President’s Award for Strategic Business Development from the U.S. Postal Service. Vertis was recognized for its commitment to innovation and collaboration in managing and optimizing large, time-sensitive First-Class mailings for clients.

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