DAYTON, OH—November 15, 2006—WorkflowOne announced that it has signed a multi-year contract with Tractor Supply Company, the largest retail farm and ranch store chain in the country, to service the operational needs of its 650+ retail stores across the United States. WorkflowOne is also supporting the retailer’s major e-commerce initiative by providing Tractor Supply-branded promotional products to the retail stores. Using WorkflowOne’s Web-based order management system, any Tractor Supply store in 34 states can order approximately 660 consumable items required to run a successful retail business. In addition, WorkflowOne will build, maintain, source and fulfill the company’s online store, where any of Tractor Supply’s
Ginsberg Joins Graphic Press LOS ANGELES—Graphic Press has restructured its executive group, naming Randolph Ginsberg its president and Michael Hecht to the post of executive vice president, sales. Ginsberg formerly served as vice president of sales at Hawthorne, CA-based Lithographix. Hecht also spent time at Lithographix as executive vice president of sales. Xerox to Obtain XMPie STAMFORD, CT—With an eye towards growth in personalized printing and multimedia direct marketing, Xerox Corp. has agreed to acquire XMPie for $54 million. New York-based XMPie specializes in variable information software. XMPie will maintain its brand name and function as a standalone software unit. Innovator Gegenheimer Passes SHELTON, CT—Harold Gegenheimer, 95, chairman
LOOK AROUND your desk and you can see them everywhere. In your drawer, in your pencil holder, adorning your calendar. Promotional products and advertising specialties have become such a large part of our lives, we barely notice them. You go to the bank and get a pen with its name on it, or maybe it’s a free tote from the library or a stress ball from your doctor’s favorite pharmaceutical company.
GREENWICH, CT—Workflow Management has signed a share purchase agreement to sell 100 percent of the outstanding stock of Relizon Canada to The DATA Group Income Fund. Workflow Management, which provides document and business process outsourcing services, acquired its interest in Relizon Canada in November 2005 when it obtained The Relizon Co. from The Carlyle Group.
Prism Award Event Promotes NYU Program NEW YORK CITY—More than 400 people turned out recently for the 21st annual Prism Award luncheon, held to raise money and awareness for New York University’s graphic communications program. This year’s Prism honor went to Richard Smith, editor-in-chief and CEO of Newsweek. The Distinguished Service Award was given to Manny de Torres, chairman and CEO of Metro Packaging and Imaging. Bramkamp Printing Holds ‘Wild’ Open House Event CINCINNATI—To help celebrate its 85th anniversary and the addition of a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 press, Bramkamp Printing put on a “Wild” open house. Held in conjunction with The Cincinnati Zoo and
Workflow Management, parent company of WorkflowOne, Relizon, Freedom Graphics Services and United Envelope, has named its senior management team. Mike Zawalski has rejoined the Workflow Management team as president and COO. In addition, Ed Larkin has joined the company as senior vice president of business development. Zawalski will be responsible for overseeing WorkflowOne and Relizon operations, while Larkin will be in charge of Workflow Management’s strategic growth plans, including mergers and acquisitions. Vertis announced the recent ISO 14001-2004 Environmental Management Systems (EMS) re-certification and upgrade of its North Brunswick, NJ; Bristol, PA; and Chalfont, PA, facilities. The certification granted by SGS ensures that the organization
GREENWICH, CT—Supply chain logistics and business communications services specialist Workflow Management is consolidating the U.S. businesses of The Relizon Co. and WorkflowOne under the brand name WorkflowOne, with its headquarters based in Dayton, OH. WorkflowOne operates more than 50 manufacturing and distribution facilities across the United States. Of its 3,000-employee U.S. workforce, roughly 450 will be based at the Dayton headquarters. “Uniting these businesses under a single, well-established brand name signals our intent to operate with one vision, one mission and one voice,” CEO and Chairman Greg Mosher said in a release. Relizon Canada, A Workflow Management Co., will continue to be headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec.
GREENWICH, CT—Workflow Management, parent company of printing and promotional products specialist WorkflowOne, has signed an agreement to acquire The Relizon Co. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal was slated to close this month, pending satisfactory closing conditions and regulatory approvals. Based in Dayton, OH, The Relizon Co. is a supplier of business process solutions for document outsourcing, billing and marketing. The combined company will boast more than 5,000 employees and surpass $1 billion in annual sales for the North American document management solutions market. "Both companies share a passion for driving measurable returns for clients by developing innovative solutions and