MONTREAL—Quebecor World's continuing journey to emerge from bankruptcy protection is certainly not without pain. The struggling printer has notified Tennessee state officials that it will close its Memphis facility, leaving 111 people out of work, the Memphis Daily News reported.

Canada-based Quebecor World Inc. has notified state officials that the commercial printing company is closing its Memphis facility and as many as 111 workers will lose their jobs. The facility is at 828 E. Holmes Road.

AS DIGITAL printing demand, applications and operations grow, adjustments are being made in finishing strategies. In-, near- and off-line solutions all still have their place, but determining the best approach has become a more site-specific decision.

Verso Paper Corp. announced today that it intends to take approximately 100,000 tons of downtime related to coated groundwood production during the first half of 2009. The facilities where the downtime will be taken and the timing of the downtime will be determined as the first half of 2009 progresses. Approximately 85,000 tons of the downtime will be in response to market conditions in the coated paper industry, with the balance being related to planned maintenance outages. Verso’s coated groundwood paper is used in leading catalogs and magazines.

CINCINNATI—September 15, 2008—xpedx today announced it will open the xpedx Technology Center at its metropolitan Cincinnati headquarters to provide U.S. print professionals a single location where they can learn about, test and purchase new equipment and technologies covering all aspects of offset and digital printing. The center is set to open in January 2009.

MEMPHIS, TN—McFadden Communications has acquired the assets of StarrToof Printing Co. The company will continue to do business under the StarrToof name. StarrToof reportedly is the oldest and largest commercial printing company in the mid-south. The company offers sheetfed and web printing, conventional and digital photography, design and prepress services, as well as foil stamping, embossing and diecutting capabilities at their two Memphis plants. "The time was right to step up my involvement and investment in StarrToof," says Stillman McFadden, former president of StarrToof. McFadden will now serve as president and CEO of Starrtoof. The new management team includes Ronald Martin, the former majority owner and CEO

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