IF THIS magazine chose to hand out an award for the biggest newsmaker of the year, the 2008 honor would go to Quebecor World (QW), hands down. One might contend that the attention, while merited, is not the type of exposure a company would want: Financing issues, trying to sell an unprofitable venture and muddling through with bankruptcy in two countries. But Quebecor World is a printer for our economic times, the No. 2 in North America at a time when market leaders (Circuit City, AIG, Lehman Bros.) have come crashing down.
DURHAM, NC—Oct. 16, 2008—BÖWE BELL + HOWELL (BBH), a leading provider of high-performance document management solutions and services, will unveil its latest innovations at this year's GRAPH EXPO, the most comprehensive graphic communications conference in the Americas. The event, to be held Oct. 26 to Oct. 29 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, will showcase the newest technologies and expertise from BBH and hundreds of other world-class vendors. BBH will be located in booth 1253, adjacent to the Mailing and Fulfillment Center.
HP Makes Deal for NUR PALO ALTO, CA—Hewlett-Packard Co. has agreed to buy Israel-based NUR Macroprinters, which produces wide-format digital ink-jet printers, for $117.5 million. The deal, pending regulatory approval, will expand HP’s graphic arts portfolio of digital presses and wide-format printers. HP also acquired MacDermid ColorSpan last year. Domtar Reduces Capacity MONTREAL—Domtar will close its Port Edwards, WI, mill and reorganize production at its Dryden, Ontario, facility. The Port Edwards move, which is expected to take place in the second quarter of this year, will cost 500 employees their jobs. At Dryden, one paper machine and two sheeters will be closed, impacting