DURHAM – Graphics Ink in Durham and Cary Printing in Morrisville have joined a growing list of Triangle printing companies that have succumbed to declining demand for commercial printing services. Trish Harmon founded Paste-Ups Ltd., which does business as Graphics Ink, in 1986. That was just a year before Tim Bannister’s family founded Cary Printing in Cary; he later moved the company to Morrisville to cater to corporate clients needing full-service printing for marketing materials, corporate brochures and annual reports.
Goss International today initiated a plan to reduce its work force in the United States. Between 200 and 250 employees based at facilities in Illinois, New Hampshire and Texas will be impacted. “This is an essential step to bring manufacturing and support resources in the United States in line with market demands and to sustain our position as an innovative industry leader,” explains Goss International CEO Jochen Meissner. “We regret the impact this will have on our employees and are committed to carrying out the plan in the most equitable manner possible.”
BOLINGBROOK, IL—November 10, 2008—Goss International’s successful efforts to reduce the environmental impact of its two manufacturing sites in the United States were recognized by state and national programs in September.
Direct Mail House Adds Binding Gear ESSEX, VT—The Offset House, a growing direct mail printer that specializes in catalogs, reports making improvements in speed and operational efficiency since the installation of two new saddlestitching machines from Muller Martini: a Prima SB and a BravoPlus. Goss Holds Forum on Print Finishing DURHAM, NH—Twenty eight representatives from printing companies throughout the United States and Canada attended a forum on print finishing technology at the Goss International facility here in July. “This was part of our ongoing commitment to exchanging information about technology and market requirements, and incorporating customer input directly into our product design process,” notes Toby Clarke, vice