Richmond, VA—After 62 years, Spencer Printing, based here, is changing its name to Colormark. According to officials at the company, the change is intended to reflect the company's new phase of growth. In February, Spencer Printing was acquired by The Supply Room Companies, owner of Proximus Printing. Spencer and Proximus were merged and all operations moved to Spencer's 40,000-square-foot facility. Ron Lanio, former president of Spencer Printing, was tapped to take the title of president at the combined operations. "After the merger we conducted an opinion survey of current and prospective customers to find out what changes and improvements they would like to see in our

When John E. Spenlinhauer Jr. passed away, the competition said Spencer Press was finished. John E. Spenlinhauer III proved the competition wrong. BY JERRY JANDA In May of 1972, Spencer Press, then a sheetfed operation, took its first step into the world of web offset with the installation of a Heidelberg Harris M-1000A press. For John E. Spenlinhauer III—chairman, CEO and the driving force behind Spencer's equipment investments—it was a pivotal moment. He realized his Hingham, MA-based company needed web equipment to remain in business. "There was not a full-size web in the metropolitan Boston area," Spenlinhauer says, "and there was a lot of

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