AS THE largest privately held printer of magazines, catalogs and other commercial products in the Western Hemisphere—and the third-largest printer, public or private, in the nation—Quad/Graphics employs more than 12,000 people worldwide in 10 core domestic printing plants, as well as operations in Poland, Argentina and Brazil. With a resumé like that, it’s no wonder that being “green” is extremely important to this mega printer.
SUSSEX, WI—China is the traditional wedding anniversary gift for 20 years, with platinum being the modern choice. As for Quad/Graphics, Newsweek feted its longtime partner by bestowing the printer with its 20th consecutive "Printer of the Year" award. Six plants were in the running for the coveted award, with the Hartford, WI, division nudging out Saratoga Springs, NY, for top honors. Each year, Newsweek judges printers on the following seven categories: quality, paper waste on covers, turnaround time from the last file to the first book, time needed to produce the first 100,000 books, bindery books per hour, and service and support. Quad's relationship with Newsweek dates
SUSSEX, WI—It's safe to say that Newsweek is consistently satisfied with the performance of one particular printing vendor. That printer, Quad/Graphics, garnered "Printer of the Year" honors from Newsweek for the 19th consecutive year. Quad's plant in Hartford, WI, held off four other printing plants for the award. "We have nothing but kudos to say about Quad/Graphics' Hartford plant," states John Nallen, Newsweek director of manufacturing. "Quad/Graphics delivers consistent, on-time performance every week of the year. We make tough demands on our printers, and Quad continues to produce at the highest level of consistency and quality." Newsweek judges its printers on seven criteria: quality, paper waste on
PEWAUKEE, WI—A pressman working the overnight shift at a Quad/Graphics plant in Hartford, WI, died Feb. 3 of injuries he sustained while making repairs on a stacking machine. Phillip Siehr, 40, died three days after the upper table on a stacker retracted and came down, pinning his head, the Waukesha Freeman (WI) newspaper reported Feb. 4. He was liberated by Quad/Graphics employees and transported to Aurora Medical Center in Hartford before being transferred to Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Wauwatosa. Mr. Siehr's condition was upgraded to satisfactory on Feb. 2 before succumbing to the injuries the following day, according to the newspaper. According to the report filed
By Erik Cagle HARTFORD, WI—Talk about a classical case of bad timing. Pat McDermott was standing in line, waiting to enter the post exchange on a peaceful Sunday at Camp Udairi in the northwest desert in Kuwait on March 30. McDermott, 45, a finishing handler with Quad/Graphics' Hartford, WI, facility as a civilian—but now stationed in Kuwait as part of the war effort in Iraq—was looking to pick up a Timex watch that featured three time zones on it. Some fellow soldiers had been sporting them, so McDermott decided to get one up for himself and shop for incidentals. Little did McDermott know that he would