The Graphic Arts Association (GAA) is proud to announce the Neographics Power of Print and Best of Category winners for 2009. More than 300 representatives of the printing industry were in attendance on May 7, 2009 at the Union League in Philadelphia as the awards were presented. Fifty-five of the nearly 400 entries were chosen as Best of Category.
A new operating structure has been implemented at Transcontinental Inc. to support its growth strategy by creating the Marketing Communications Sector. It is designed to accelerate the development of new services focused on one-to-one advertising and new communications platforms, while continuing to strengthen and extend its publishing and printing assets through its Media and Printing Sectors.
IF THIS magazine chose to hand out an award for the biggest newsmaker of the year, the 2008 honor would go to Quebecor World (QW), hands down. One might contend that the attention, while merited, is not the type of exposure a company would want: Financing issues, trying to sell an unprofitable venture and muddling through with bankruptcy in two countries. But Quebecor World is a printer for our economic times, the No. 2 in North America at a time when market leaders (Circuit City, AIG, Lehman Bros.) have come crashing down.
MONTREAL—Transcontinental Direct USA, the U.S. direct mail subsidiary of Transcontinental Inc., will consolidate production from its Warminster, PA, facility to its plant in Hamburg, PA. The move will result in the elimination of 460 positions, though employees will be offered the opportunity to apply for available positions in Hamburg. The transfer of production should be complete by January 2009.
Digital Press Scorecard Xerox Corp. iGen3 digital production press Joseph Merritt & Co., Hartford, CT Gordon Bernard Co., Cincinnati Lancaster Ultra-Graphics, Landisville, PA PrintManagement, Cincinnati Xerographic Digital Printing, Orlando McKay Press, Midland, MI Rapid Solutions Group, Melville, NY HP Indigo HP Indigo 3050 digital printing press Tukaiz LLC, Franklin Park, IL Kodak Versamark VX5000 ink-jet, color printing system Transcontinental CC3, Warminster, PA NexPress Solutions NexPress 2100 digital color press MGF/Consortium Inc., Edison, NJ Océ VarioStream 7000 printing system Offset Paperback Manufacturers, Dallas, PA VarioStream 7650 digital printing system Action Mailers, Aston, PA VarioStream 7650 Twin MICR digital
MONTREAL—Direct marketing specialist Transcontinental is consolidating its three Philadelphia-area operations under one roof in Warminster, PA, and is adding new equipment. The 220,000-square-foot facility, which at one time was the training ground for the Apollo astronauts, will now encompass Spectra Graphics of Willow Grove, PA; Solutions of Newtown, PA; and Spectra Mail of Levittown, PA. The plant is expected to be operational by the end of August and full relocation is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2002. It is also expected to generate new jobs in the Philadelphia market. "Combining our capabilities under one roof improves communication and workflow, and reduces cycle time