Bored at the bus stop? In December, Boost Mobile, in collaboration with JCDecaux North America, launched a Virtual Reality campaign at a bus shelter in Chicago taking commuters on a trip to a block party in an Unlimited World. The display within a downtown Chicago transit shelter connected TV to digital to experiential in a unique way.
Well, it’s official. As reported on the business wire earlier today, RR Donnelley (RRD) has split into three separate, publicly held companies. First revealed in August 2015, the breakup of the $11.7 billion conglomerate follows the latest corporate trend of “maximizing shareholder value” by creating more focused companies; in theory, the parts are more valuable than the whole. Similar moves, partly driven by activist investors, are in process at Xerox and already occurred at HP.
With the Inkjet Summit 2016 as a backdrop, Andrew Henkel, VP of sales at Niles, Ill.-based direct mail printing specialist Johnson & Quin, discusses his company's successful implementation of a high-speed Screen Truepress Jet520ZZ continuous-feed color inkjet press to better meet customer requirements for speed to market, quality, variable data and lowers costs.
NAPERVILLE, IL—Solar Communications is closing its doors after nearly 50 years in business due to economic conditions, President and CEO Frank Hudetz said in a statement. The company has sold its cooperative direct mail line of business, printed paper-poly technology and collating assets to The Taylor Corp. of North Mankato, MN. All activity associated with Solar's card pack business will be handled out of Schmidt Printing, Taylor's Byron, MN, facility. Solar's remaining equipment assets will be auctioned by Great American Group (www.greatamerican.com) on June 30.
BOLINGBROOK, IL—After 44 years at Goss International, President Richard "Dick" Sutis will retire July 31. Sutis will retain his positions as vice chairman of the board of directors of Shanghai Goss Graphic Systems, a joint-venture of Goss International and Shanghai Electric Group in China, as well as a member of the board of directors of Goss Graphic Systems Japan. In recent years, Sutis has transitioned out of direct management control of Goss International and focused on continuing the company's Asian initiatives.
Fuller Grafix Inc. has reached an agreement with Hohner Stitching Products, Inc. to represent Hohner Stitching heads in a broad manner that represents sales, parts and service of Stitch heads and Saddle binding equipment. As the authorized Dealer and Repair center for Hohner Stitching heads, Fuller Grafix will provide a rebuilding service and maintenance program for the wide range of Hohner stitch heads.