RR Donnelley served notice to the former Heartland Press plant in Spencer, IA, that it planned to close for good by March 13. The move leaves 160 employees without jobs. The plant was obtained by Donnelley in the Perry Judd’s acquisition.
CHICAGO—RR Donnelley served notice to the former Heartland Press plant in Spencer, IA, that it planned to close for good by March 13. The move leaves 160 employees without jobs. The plant was obtained by Donnelley in the Perry Judd's acquisition.
Adam Garwolinski has been promoted to pressroom foreman with the recent installation of a fourth Komori press at Elk Grove Village, IL-based Quality Color Graphics. Dalim Software Users Organization—which offers an unbiased collaborative channel of communications between Dalim Software users, staff and resellers—has elected new officers at the 2008 North American Dalim Software Users Organization (DUO) Annual Meeting at the PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Brent Kantola, prepress manager at Rogers Printing, and Stephen White, specialist, Integrated Manufacturing, at Vertis Communications, were elected president and vice president, respectively. Thomas Kern, former director of operations for Transcontinental Direct’s facility in
NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA—Book manufacturer and publisher Courier Corp. announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Research & Education Association (REA), a privately held publisher of test preparation and study guide books and software for high school, college, graduate students and professionals. The assets of Piscataway, NJ-based REA are being acquired for an undisclosed cash amount. It publishes in excess of 800 titles spanning a broad range of academic content, most of which it owns outright. "REA has been a pioneer in the development of accessible, yet academically sound, study guides for students at all levels," notes James F. Conway III, chairman, president and CEO
NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA—Courier Corp. plans to sell off the assets of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Courier Custom Publishing, to ProQuest Information & Learning Co. of Ann Arbor, MI. Courier Custom Publishing provides customized teaching materials including multi-publisher coursepacks, as well as out-of-print book reproductions and books authorized by professors for classroom use. The proceeds of the sale were $1.5 million. "The sale will allow us to focus more of our time and energy on Dover Publications," says James F. Conway III, Courier chairman and CEO. Dover Publications, founded in the 1940s and one of the most prestigious small publishers in America, was acquired by Courier in September
NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA—The economy may be slowing, but Courier Corp. shows no signs of such action. As one of the nation's leading book manufacturers with 2000 sales of $188 million, Courier is seeking to enhance that standing with a number of investments in new equipment that have been made over the past year. Courier—which annually produces 150 million books at its five manufacturing facilities—earmarked approximately $16 million toward the acquisition of equipment during 2000, and the company expects to virtually match that standard with its 2001 acquisitions. According to Joe Brennan, vice president of engineering, Courier is being aggressive at a time when many