BEING LOCATED in Southern California isn’t exactly one of the more business-friendly regions for a $120+ million commercial printing establishment to call home. With a state facing huge budget deficits, printers here deal with escalating business taxes, high labor and healthcare costs, severe traffic congestion and very strict environmental regulations. One ray of good news, though, is the area’s year-round moderate climate that results in an abundance of sunshine.
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ENGLEWOOD, CO—Cenveo, the company formerly known as Mail-Well, has augmented its West Coast capabilities with the acquisition of San Francisco-based Waller Press. The addition of Waller Press complements fellow Golden Gate company Cenveo Anderson Lithograph. "The San Francisco Bay area is one of the largest markets for advertising and graphic arts," notes Paul Reilly, chairman, president and CEO of Cenveo. "The Waller acquisition will allow Cenveo to provide both the local and nationwide markets with a unique set of services from the company's web and perfector presses, as well as from its large in-house bindery." The deal marks the second major acquisition for Cenveo this summer.
SAN RAFAEL, CA—Advanced Digital Graphics, based here, a full-service commercial printer serving San Francisco Bay-area needs, merged late last year with Dallas-based F.Y.I. Inc., one of the leading providers of document and information outsourcing solutions. Terms of the merger, completed Dec. 23, were not disclosed. ADG specializes in markets such as telecommunications, financial, software, computer, corporate, educational, healthcare, manufacturing, retail advertising and design firms. The company was founded in 1983 by Steven D. Skolnik, president. "After much research and consideration, there were a number of factors that made the decision to become part of F.Y.I. a wise one," Skolnik says. "First, it was