The Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) is pleased to announce the installation of its 2009 Officers and Board of Directors. An installation ceremony took place on November 16, 2008 at PIA/GATF's Fall Administrative Meetings.
MISSION VIEJO, CA—July 22, 2008—Franchise Services, Inc. is pleased to announce that more than 200 franchise owners and salespeople from around the world received awards at the annual Sir Speedy and PIP International Convention and Vendor Show at the Westin Diplomat in Fort Lauderdale, FL, July 9-12. Don and Bernadette Sanders of Amarillo, TX, received the Sir Speedy “Franchisee of the Year” award and Frank and Clarice Petrellis of Kissimmee, FL, received the PIP “Franchisee of the Year” award. Jim Corliss, Jerry Hogan and Jose Tafur of Braintree, MA, received the Sir Speedy “Top Volume” award and the Fulner Family of Indianapolis and
MISSION VIEJO, CA—August 6, 2007—PIP Printing & Document Services is pleased to announce the winner of this years “Franchisee of the Year” award. Jimmy and Judy Brumley of Burlington, NC were presented with the award at the annual PIP Convention and Vendor Show in Denver, July 25-29. In addition to the “Franchisee of the Year” award, a “Top Volume” award was presented to the Fulner Family of Indianapolis, IN and Nashville, TN. Awards were also given to franchisees and salespeople in the following categories: Top 10, Top 25, Volume Increase Percentage, Million Dollar Club, Sales Achievement Awards, Application Innovation Awards, and Quick Print Top
CHICAGO—The CAPS Group has obtained a pair of prepress companies from Group360 Visual Communications: NEC Inc. and NK Graphics. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The combined annual revenues of the acquired companies are roughly $15 million, bringing CAPS Group’s total to approximately $90 million. The CAPS Group services advertising agencies, design firms and publishers. The acquisition will expand its magazine publishing and educational book publishing segments. NEC, based in Nashville, TN, is a leader in the consumer magazine publishing market and has facilities in Birmingham, AL; Des Moines, IA; and New York City. NK Graphics, of West Chesterfield, NH, provides graphic composition services primarily
Nashville, TN, is the home base of country music. But it's also the home of some advanced, solid thinking about pricing the printed product and running commercial printing companies. I discovered this about Nashville, much to my surprise, in the past month. Mention Nashville to me and my thoughts used to turn to Elvis, Garth and Dolly, not to printing management. No longer. My first awakening was from a book called System Buster by Philip Beyer about systems developed at his company called Beyer Printing (www.beyerprinting.com). My second Nashville insight came from a 30-page article titled "Throw Away BHRs: Win the Pricing Game"
ENGLEWOOD, CO—Mail-Well has sold off a portion of its Digital Graphics Div. for an undisclosed amount. The locations sold were its Accu-Color facility in St. Louis, including Accu-Color's satellite operation in Atlanta; its Colorhouse plant in Dallas; and its NK Graphics facility in Keane, NH. The purchaser is Group360, a newly formed company owned by Roger Hancuff, Gary Stephens and Industrial Growth Partners (a private equity investment firm located in San Francisco). Group360 was formed by the combination of NEC, a provider of prepress services to the publishing industry, located in Nashville, TN, and Color Associates, a prepress provider located in St. Louis. "The