Printing Impressions' Bindery & Finishing News for May 2009

SUN PRAIRIE, WI—Ownership of the print division at Royle Communications Group has switched hands. Chris Carpenter, COO, has structured a transaction to purchase the printing company from Richard Royle, president and CEO. The switch in ownership is one of many changes for the company, which specializes in high-quality web printing of catalogs, magazines and corporate collateral. It recently opened a new corporate headquarters in this Madison suburb. A 20,000-square-foot expansion was completed there in April. Additionally, the company has added new equipment in the form of a Muller Martini Norm perfect binder and a Muller Martini Prima SB saddle stitcher with inside/outside ink-jetting and personalization.

WAUNAKEE, WI—Suttle-Straus has completed the expansion of its facility here and has added production previously done at its downtown Madison location. The company christened its new capacity—which gives the plant 116,000 square feet of space—by installing a pair of Mitsubishi presses with a price tag of $6 million. One is a six-unit Diamond 8 web press, the other a six-color, 40˝ sheetfed model equipped with in-line coating. Production was slated to end at the Madison plant on April 15, with all administrative and production employees housed at the newly expanded facility. The company employs in excess of 150 people working on three shifts. Suttle-Straus was created following

Waterloo, WI—Just months after consolidating Perry Graphic Communications with Judd's Inc., the newly titled Perry Judd's is expanding its operations. This month hails the opening of a digital prepress center in Madison, WI, as well as the expansion of press and bindery capabilities at several manufacturing sites. Perry Judd's has announced a $25 million expansion of press and bindery equipment at three of its printing plants. A Heidelberg Harris M-3000 "Sunday" press will be installed at the Baraboo catalog plant along with three high-speed bindery lines at the Waterloo and Strasburg, VA, publication plants. These installations will be completed in various stages by summer.

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