Harry V. Quadracci

Workers Say No to Union MONTREAL—An independent arbitrator has ruled there is no need to hold a re-run election for union representation at Quebecor World’s Covington, TN, facility, as requested by the Teamsters. The decision upholds a secret ballot election in which those employees opted against union representation. As part of the decision, it was ruled that Quebecor World’s conduct did not adhere to the neutrality provisions of the May 2005 Neutrality Agreement signed by the printer and Teamsters. CGX Finishes Nies/Artcraft Deal HOUSTON—Consolidated Graphics has completed the acquisition of St. Louis-based Nies/Artcraft Companies, which includes Nies/Artcraft Printing, Valcour Printing and Impression Label. Terms of the deal

By Erik Cagle Senior Editor It is virtually impossible to ignore the impact Robert (Bob) Burton had on the printing industry in 2005. Given his relentless pursuit of two companies this past year, it was almost a given that Burton would enter 2006 at the helm of some printing business. But let's not get ahead of ourselves. In the final analysis, 2005 will be viewed as a year marked by triumph, tragedy and transactions, not to mention some unexpected twists and turns. Which fits us to a T. While the news wasn't always positive, a silver lining—a moral or a lesson could usually

Cream Rises to the Top This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Printing Industry Hall of Fame, which is co-sponsored by Printing Impressions and the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) School of Print Media. Having played a part in the selection process these past two decades, it's a blur when I think back on all of the industry heavyweights we've honored over the years. I fondly recall former powerhouses like Frank Beddor, The Beddor Cos.; Curtis Bourland, Continental Graphics; Quebecor's Pierre Peladeau; Mark C. Pope III, of Graphic Industries fame; and, of course—among our inaugural class in 1986—the late Harry V. Quadracci, founder

SUSSEX, WI—Joel Quadracci, the son of Quad/Graphics founder Harry V. Quadracci, has been elevated to the roles of president and COO at the nation's largest privately held commercial printer. Thomas Quadracci, formerly president and CEO, has been appointed chairman and CEO. The moves became effective January 1. Joel Quadracci, formerly vice president of sales and administration, joined Quad/Graphics in 1991. He has been a member of the company's board of directors since 2003. The younger Quadracci will have full responsibility for day-to-day operations and will be involved in the long-term strategic development of the company, particularly from a print operations perspective. "I'm pleased

OKLAHOMA CITY—Quad/Graphics recently inaugurated operations at its newest plant with a grand opening celebration headlined by Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry, Newsweek magazine executives and Quad/Graphics President and CEO Tom Quadracci. The event—which featured a plant dedication and ribbon cutting, equipment startup, lunch and tours—drew approximately 500 guests, including Oklahoma state, county and city officials, as well as Quad/Graphics employees and family members. The new Oklahoma City plant, located off I-240, is Quad/Graphics' ninth domestic printing plant and the company's first printing facility west of the Mississippi River. The company is also constructing another 385,000 square feet of manufacturing space to accommodate the startup of gravure

SUSSEX, WI—A 16-foot, abstract sculpture has been erected in the memory of Quad/Graphics' founder, the late Harry V. Quadracci. Recently, family and friends of Quadracci joined together at the main entrance of the company's plant here to take part in the dedication of the sculpture. Perched atop a four-foot Lannon stone pedestal and surrounded by plantings of euonomous and boxwood bushes, the sculpture is the creation of Richard Taylor, one of Harry Quadracci's favorite artists who served as the company's resident artist from 1987 to 1999. Taylor has earned renown for his works on display in Chicago-area banks and businesses, as well as Chicago's

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