For the first time ever a student from the U.S. will compete in the WorldSkills offset printing competition to be held September 1-7, 2009, in Calgary, Canada. Amela Mujkic, a senior at Ferris State University, was recently selected from among three competitors at the qualifying competition held at Heidelberg USA's Print Media Academy, Buffalo Grove, IL.
RR Donnelley absorbed another loss in its quarterly results, recording a net loss of $686.9 million in the fourth quarter. Impairment and restructuring charges, which totaled nearly $1.4 billion, were the primary culprits.
CHICAGO—RR Donnelley has opened a new Financial Services office in Calgary, Alberta, to serve businesses and law firms in Western Canada. This facility is positioned to meet the region's needs for transactional and compliance projects, particularly for businesses and institutions focused on oil and gas, services, mining and technology. The service center complements existing Donnelley offices in Toronto and Montreal.
Grafikom, the sheetfed, digital and specialty printing company that spun off from Quebecor World in November of 2005, has ceased operations and is in receivership, according to the Edmonton Journal. The move leaves more than 500 employees in eight facilities out of work.